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Garvan Woodland Gardens

550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8729
+1 501-262-9300
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World class gardens

Come to Garvan Woodland Gardens and you'll see immaculate flower beds, exquisitely designed color... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bella W
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Lake Norman, North Carolina
Perfect day!

Gorgeous gardens with knowledgeable guides! We took the golf cart tours and it is worth the money... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LeAndra H
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Flower Mound, Texas
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Garvan Woodland Gardens, the University of Arkansas' 210 acre botanical garden, is one of eight public, woodland gardens in the country and the only one located on a body of water. The Asian garden is ranked as the fifth best in North America, and in 2012 Garvan Woodland Gardens was named as one of the Top Five Most Spectacular Gardens In America. Over five miles of trails, unique bridges, waterfalls, a Children's Adventure Garden, and architectural wonder Anthony Chapel wedding complex are some of the highlights. View brilliant blooms year-round and one of the state's most elaborate outdoor holiday lights displays with over 4 million lights from mid-November through December; special night time hours. Admission: $15 adults, $5 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and under. Golf cart rides available on a first come first served basis for additional $15 per person. Chipmunk Cafe open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily. Pet friendly and many ADA accessible trails.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8729
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+1 501-262-9300
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Come to Garvan Woodland Gardens and you'll see immaculate flower beds, exquisitely designed color, and wonderfully wild areas. Walk through, or if you can't walk, take a golf cart and listen to the driver as he/she describes the history as well as the view.

Thank Bella W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous gardens with knowledgeable guides! We took the golf cart tours and it is worth the money! Lovely gardens!

Thank LeAndra H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely but the Crystal Chapel was breath taking. It was a beautiful site for the ceremony. It was a bit of a walk to the reception room in the building with the visitors center and it would have helped if there had...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very lovely and quite relaxing. Be prepared for a lot of walking but very well worth it. Decorated very well for fall! Be prepared to stay a while to take it all in plus they are pet friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way back to Texas on a Saturday morning. It's very clean, well maintained and absolutely beautiful. I can't say enough about it. Well worth the price. Plan on spending a couple hours at least. While most of the gardens are...More

Thank Donna M
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Sherre F, Public Relations Manager at Garvan Woodland Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Donna, Thanks for the great review! We are sorry the Chapel was booked for back to back weddings. Usually visitors can get in before or between wedding rentals. We hope you can come back again and see it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens were meticulously manicured. The design and thought that went into planning this magical garden . This will certainly peek your interest!We had a guided tour, golf cart seat 5 comfortably. You may also enjoy a self-guided tour. The vist to Anthony's Chapel is...More

Thank Cynthia V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to gardens wherever we travel and enjoyed this. Nice bonsai garden. They have a koi pond, make sure to get fish food at the entrance for .25 per bag. The children will love the treehouse area with lots of rocks to climb on,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful. The treehouse is cool. And we did get to see the peacock in full glory as they we're in the parking lot. A bonus is to see the Anthony Chapel . That is an incredible sight to see. A plus to...More

Thank JKLMHUMP
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the christmas light walk through! Thank you for setting up and allow the public to enjoy such beauty!

Thank Katie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the temperatures were in the eighties it was comfortable walking under the shade of the many trees .Its a woodland garden which has been cleverly designed to show off both the natural and man made plantings

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T H
2 January 2018|
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Response from Sherre F | Property representative |
We are closed in January. The Gardens is not open to visitors at any time.
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RIPSHOUSTON
13 October 2017|
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Response from Bill63131 | Reviewed this property |
It was too early for fall colors when we went but I would think early to mid-November you would see an abundance of fall colors.
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Ashley E
2 October 2017|
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Response from Sherre F | Property representative |
Yes, well-behaved dogs on leash are allowed; one dog per visitor please! Please note that dogs are not allowed during our nighttime event, Holiday Lights, except on one night for the Jingle Dogs Pup Parade. Monday, December... More
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