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Compton Gardens and Conference Center

312 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5337
+1 479-254-3870
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Nice little walk

My wife and I stumbled across this quiet garden and enjoyed it. Everything is marked well but... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
via mobile
Wonderful for anyone

Such beautiful surroundings for anyone and everyone to enjoy. There is so much nature and teaching... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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The Garden:Once the home of Dr. Neil Compton, Savior of the Buffalo River, Compton Gardens has been developed into a native woodland which is quickly becoming a regional destination garden. It provides a beautiful and peaceful environment containing a unique plant collection. The garden is dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, and conservation within an aesthetic landscape. Neil Compton Exhibit Room:With its grand opening this past August, the Neil Compton Exhibit Room gives viewers a glimpse into the life of Dr. Neil Compton. This exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.The Homesite:The conference Center is the re-modeled home of Dr. Compton and now serves as a rental facility for seminars, conferences, workshops, retreats, intimate weddings, and private events. The garden is available for film and commercial photo shoots.
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“crystal bridges” (25 reviews)
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312 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5337
+1 479-254-3870
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled across this quiet garden and enjoyed it. Everything is marked well but being late in the season the plants were not flourishing. Nice quiet trails. It leads into Crystal Bridges.

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Such beautiful surroundings for anyone and everyone to enjoy. There is so much nature and teaching opportunities for children.

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is adjacent to the Crystal Bridges American Art Museum, and a delightful way to see local (labeled) trees, shrubs, and flowers in a natural wooded setting. The Conference Center looked enticing from the outside, and is an event center.

1  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Went here for a gardening conference and was treated to a guided tour of the grounds. They have done amazing work and are working to incorporate native plants througout. I was there in early spring as the garden was waking up, but would love to...More

Thank g0lfm0m1
Reviewed 2 July 2017

If you don't have any mobility issues, park in the Compton Gardens parking lot, enjoy the gardens and then take the Art Trail to the south entrance of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. There are multiple sculptures and lovely landscaping along the art trail....More

2  Thank ARretired
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Strolled these lovely paths with a spring shower lightly touching me, birds singing all around, and spicy aromas adding to this delightful experience. Loved the signs identifying the trees and plants. Highly recommended in any season.

Thank Barb K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a small, heavily wooded area just north of the Bentonville town square. It lies next to the Razorback bike trail, but bikes are not allowed in the Gardens. It's a pleasant but short walk through the Gardens. Not worth a special trip, but...More

Thank Keith032
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Love the statues and other art along the walkways. We visited in the winter - was wondering how beautiful it would be in the spring.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I found out that they have all the names of the plants which I have constantly pulled out of my yard (I thought they were weeds!). Nice stroll from the Crystal Bridges Museum; well maintained.

1  Thank MurthyMadness
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The bike paths in and around Bentonville are absolutely stunning. The Compton Gardens trail was no exception. Gorgeous!

Thank laceedoeslife
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Gina M
29 August 2015|
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Response from DrCompton | Property representative |
Hi Gina M - thank you for inquiring. Our conference center is available as a rental facility (weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, lifetime events, etc.) on the weekends, however, our Exhibit Room is closed... More