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

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Posted on February 1, 2023 by Scott Vogt

As I was preparing for my next Native Plant School class on the Wonderful World of Grasses, I was reminded why I love grasses in the landscape.  Here are a few thoughts about why ornamental grasses are such an important component of a successful habitat garden. Versatility There is so many different ways you can […]

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Purple Prairie Clover – KNPS 2023 Wildflower of the Year

Posted on January 25, 2023 by Brad Guhr

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Shiny New Plants for 2023

Posted on January 18, 2023 by Scott Vogt

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Upcoming Events

Native Plant School

February 9th, 2023 - March 23, 2023 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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February 19th, 2023 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

McPherson Valley Wetlands: Past, Present & Future

February 28th, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm