The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains invites you to become better acquainted with the flora of Kansas. Displays of native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees intermingle with carefully selected adaptable plants. Whether you are a gardener, a lover of nature or seeking a place of quiet meditation, visit this one-of-a-kind prairie garden and enjoy:
four seasons of natural resiliency and beauty;
an ecologically balanced landscape;
butterflies, beneficial insects, and songbirds;
attention to minimal use of water, pesticides and herbicides;
the aquatic life of the pond and ephemeral wetland;
and the floor of the sky.
The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is owned by Hesston College.
To educate people about the benefits of appreciating, preserving and utilizing native and adaptable plants. Trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses indigenous to Kansas and the Great Plains are emphasized along with plants from other parts of the world that are adapted to the local climate. Open areas symbolic of the plains are maintained. The living collections and gardens are cultivated as a horticultural resource for education, display, and conservation. The arboretum is also a setting for quiet reflection and appreciating nature.