Dr. Compton Days

Join us to celebrate Dr. Neil Compton’s legacy during Dr. Compton Days!

Kicking off Monday, August 2, 2021 – with a week of celebrations to follow. Compton Gardens and Arboretum will come alive with tours, programs, and more!

August 2nd – 6th: Schedule of Events

  • Free Littles in the Garden programs from 9:00-10:00am

  • Your littles will love learning in the garden with our expert horticulturalists. They’ll learn about native plants, a passion of Dr. Neil Compton and even take home a special native plant of their own. This free program is perfect for ages 4-7.
  • Click here to register
  • Dr. Compton Exhibit room open 9am-4pm
  • Native Seed Giveaways all week long
  • Merchandise for sale

  • 1pm – Free garden tours by Master Gardeners of Benton County

  • 2pm – The Buffalo Flows movie viewing, Click here to register

Garden Tours

August 2nd-6th l 1:00-1:45pm

 

Register for Free

Our master gardeners will lead scheduled walks through the garden to educate participants on different plants found and how they tie into the legacy of Dr. Compton. There will also be the opportunity for self-guided tours.

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The Buffalo Flows Documentary Screening

August 2nd-6th l 2:00-3:15pm

Register for Free

Get inspired and learn Dr. Compton’s work behind saving The Buffalo River. 

Littles in the Garden

August 3rd & 5th l 9:00-10:00am

Register for Free

Your littles will love learning in the garden with our expert horticulturalists. They’ll learn about native plants, a passion of Dr. Neil Compton and even take home a special native plant of their own. This free program is perfect for ages 4-7.

Thank you to The Ozark Society and Raines Tree Care for supporting
Dr. Compton Day.

Learn About Dr. Compton

This video is an excerpt of the film “The Buffalo Flows”.

Stewart Noland, past President of the Ozark Society and Ross Noland, Executive Director of the Buffalo River Foundation.

David Esterly discusses his last project, “Dr. Compton’s Letter Rack”.

Sarah Anne Shipley shares her favorite memory of her great grandfather, Dr. Neil Compton.

Ken Smith, long time friend of Dr. Neil Compton and Ozark Society member.