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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The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains cultivates transformative relationships between people and the land. Your annual membership supports the Arboretum’s mission. Your partnership ensures its growth.

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Support the Arboretum

Through event sponsorship, corporate matching gifts, memorials, and in-kind donations, Dyck Arboretum has a variety of ways to support its ongoing work.

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Prairie Notes Blog

Landowner Prairie Restoration Spotlight – Carolyn and Terry Schwab

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Brad Guhr

The Schwabs have developed a deep relationship with the land through the processes of prairie restoration and wildlife monitoring.

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What is a Living Landscape?

Posted on August 4, 2020 by Scott Vogt

What brings life to a landscape? Some say it’s the plants – after all they are alive. But what about the wildlife they attract?  In my opinion, it is a combination of the two that make the landscape vibrant and sustainable.  The plants need the wildlife and the wildlife need the plants. And we, the […]

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New Favorite Plants

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Katie Schmidt

Every plant sale I find myself enthusiastically telling customers, “This is my favorite plant!” And every plant sale, that plant changes. Lets be honest, every DAY that plant changes! I am always finding new favorite plants that excite and inspire in the landscape. I have been especially impressed with the new shrubs and perennials in […]

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Upcoming Events

Native Plant School: Summer 2020 (Virtual)

August 25th, 2020 - September 3, 2020

FloraKansas Fall Native Plant Festival: Member Day

September 10th, 2020 - September 10, 2020 8:00am - 7:00pm

FloraKansas Fall Native Plant Festival

September 11th, 2020 - September 13, 2020