The Prairie Pavilion (left) and Visitor and Education Center (right),
provide views of the Arboretum pond and meadows.
A gift of Harold and Elva Mae (Evie) Dyck to the people of Kansas, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains began with a tree planting in October 1981 and a mission to foster an appreciation of the natural beauty of Kansas. Today the original 13-acre plus plot includes established gardens that feature 600 varieties of Kansas native grasses, shrubs, wildflowers, and trees. A peaceful pond with an island garden in the middle has a 1/2 mile paved walking path surrounding it. Great place to feed the fish and turtles. Two gorgeous buildings serve as educational, meeting, and event facilities as well as house the main office. Each year the arboretum hosts the largest native plant sale in Kansas. The arboretum is supported through memberships, events, educational programs, tours and generous donors. Harold and Evie entrusted the arboretum’s management and care to Hesston College.177 W Hickory St, Hesston | (620) 327-8127 | Arboretum@Hesston.edu | www.DyckArboretum.org