HESSTON — Fall has arrived, and with it fall blooms at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains.


The Arboretum, located 177 W Hickory St. in Hesston, is open every day from dawn until dusk.


The first tree of the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains was planted Oct. 10, 1981 on the 13 acres.


In 2020, the Arboretum has matured into one of the largest native plant gardens in the region featuring more than 1,000 varieties of native and adaptable trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses. An additional 18 acres has been added.


County face covering orders are observed on the arboretum grounds. Children must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


The visitor center remains open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All visitors who enter the building should wash or sanitize hands immediately, maintain 6 feet of distance from staff and volunteers, and wear a face covering. Restrooms will be disinfected daily. For more information, call 620-327-8127


For more photos by Michele Clark, visit thekansan.com.