Everyone in attendance, both big and small, is encouraged to dress up in their finest trick-or-treating attire. Community partners of the garden will be on hand to share healthy treats, coupons and other goodies—and there will be plenty to see, play and do.
For the uninitiated, Little Sprouts is the garden’s weekly botanically-themed education program designed expressly for the youngest learners and explorers. Preschoolers ranging from infants to five-year-olds are welcomed each Wednesday during the months of May through October to hear stories, learn songs and participate in hands-on activities. Educators guide the children through the garden to teach about the natural plant and insect life, while instilling lifelong appreciation for the world around them and the importance of caring for and protecting it.
Registration is not required to take part in Little Sprouts activities. Those interested are invited to just show up for any session. Family membership holders receive free admission, as do children aged four and under. Children five and older are admitted for $4 and adults for $7.
Pro Tip: For those who are visiting Fayetteville—or local garden-lovers who are planning to travel—Ozark Botanical Garden is part of the American Horticulture Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program. This option offers free admission and/or other benefits at more than 320 different gardens throughout the United States and the Cayman Islands.