Visitor Information


177 W Hickory St
Hesston, KS 67062

Arboretum Visitors are welcome year round, 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset. Children must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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General Admission

Members are admitted free of charge.
Adults – $2.00 per visit
Children under 12 – $1.00 per visit

General admission may be placed in the brown metal payment pole located at the southeast corner of the Visitor Center, or brought in to the receptionist during Visitor Center open hours.

Visitor Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00am - 2:00pm (May 1 - October 15 ONLY, closed in the off season)
Sundays: CLOSED

* The Visitor Center is closed to the public from December 24 through the first Monday in January.

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Prairie Notes Blog

Are you ready for the Monarchs?

Posted on April 1, 2020 by Scott Vogt

Spring is coming.  Nature is not locked down, but continues to come to life.  We notice the buds expanding and the crocus blooming.  Leaves emerging from the depths and plants all around us waking from their winter slumber.  As spring unfolds around us, something extraordinary is about come our way again.  The Monarchs are coming.  […]

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A Unified Chorus

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Brad Guhr

Boreal chorus frogs are alive and well this spring in the wetlands, rain gardens and shallow ponds of Kansas. Get outside and listen for their chorus.

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Steps for Planting a Tree

Posted on March 18, 2020 by Scott Vogt

This spring is going to be anything but normal.  I know that’s an obvious understatement.  All this social distancing has made me think of the many things I need to get done around my house.  Social distancing time may be beneficial and help me stop procrastinating.  My house needs to be painted.  I need to […]

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Upcoming Events

Nature Book Club April Meetup

April 6th, 2020 - 6:45pm - 8:00pm

FloraKansas Spring Native Plant Festival

April 24th, 2020 - April 27, 2020

Jeffrey Foucault (POSTPONED)

May 3rd, 2020 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm