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

Ecological Resolutions

Posted on January 12, 2022 by Brad Guhr

Down time over the holidays while turning the calendar to the new year always feels like a good time to set sights on things I want to do to make my life more enjoyable and feel more meaningful. Planning for and embarking on challenges can be a way of establishing new habits. This year, I […]

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Dividing Perennials

Posted on January 5, 2022 by Scott Vogt

A perennial border is evolution on fast-forward, a watercolor in the rain, changing weekly as various species segue in and out of bloom – and yearly as its constituents dominate or yield, flourish or succumb, according to their natures. John Friel from Friel World in Green Profit Friel perfectly describes a native perennial border. Each plant […]

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Island Renovation: Part I

Posted on December 29, 2021 by Katie Schmidt

During December Scott and I have been working on renovating and restoring the edges of the pond island. This beloved spot is where children like to feed the ducks and turtles, where couples get engagement pictures taken, and where visitors can spend a quiet moment near the water. Over the past 40 years it has […]

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Upcoming Events

Conserving Oak Ecosystems – Gerry Steinauer

January 25th, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Site Analysis to Guide Planting Decisions – Scott Vogt

January 27th, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Rethinking Native Plant Maintenance – Scott Vogt

February 10th, 2022 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm