Visitor Information


Location

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


Plant Profile: Goldenrods (Solidago sp.)

Posted on September 28, 2022 by Scott Vogt

Right now in prairies, woodlands, roadside ditches and home gardens, wonderful displays of native grasses along with wildflowers blooming yellow, white, and lavender are putting on quite a show. The yellow wildflowers are most likely either sunflowers or goldenrods. Each is quite beautiful and teeming with pollinators. Goldenrods are just as diverse and variable as […]

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What Will This Year’s Monarch Migration Bring?

Posted on September 21, 2022 by Brad Guhr

Two years ago, I reported on an unusual convergence of migratory paths during the 2020 monarch fallout event here at the Arboretum. As we anticipate an abrupt change in weather and the official arrival of fall with tomorrow’s autumnal equinox, I encourage everyone to keep an eye out for similar monarch migration events in your […]

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Fall Planting of Native Grasses

Posted on September 14, 2022 by Scott Vogt

One of the questions we get at every fall plant sale is “can we plant these grasses now?” The answer is “yes, we encourage fall planting of native grasses”, but with some caveats. Here are a few questions to answer before you jump into planting native grasses this fall such as: Is your area ready […]

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Upcoming Events


Haymakers

October 16th, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Humbird

October 30th, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Goodnight Moonshine

November 13th, 2022 - 4:00pm - 6:30pm