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

What is Land Stewardship?

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Scott Vogt

The other day, I was reading an interesting article about modeling sustainability in our landscapes.  This particular article focused on botanical gardens and their importance as models for sustainable practices and stewardship of the land.  Obviously, it made me think about our own landscapes here at the Arboretum, how we manage and maintain them and […]

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Concentration of Blooms

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Brad Guhr

Repetition in patterns of growth in native plants provide inspiration in how we can design our own landscapes for a concentration of blooms.

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Encore Blog: Do You Want A Native Front Yard?

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Scott Vogt

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Scott Vogt (Originally published on March 29, 2017) Something interesting is happening to our front yards.  They are slowly shrinking.  The typical large expanse of green lawn is being replaced with low-maintenance, drought tolerant shrubs, perennials and grasses.   Homeowners are realizing that this alternative to a mowed lawn has its advantages.  Certainly, […]

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Upcoming Events

Native Plant School: Garden Prep & Design

August 29th, 2019 - from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Native Plant School: Garden Prep & Design

August 31st, 2019 - from 9:00am - 10:30am

FloraKansas Fall Native Plant Festival

September 6th, 2019 - September 8, 2019 from 8:00am -