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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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Peaceful

Walked the paths here. Just beautiful! Trees and plants are marked so you know what they are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dreamweaver11
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Massena, New York
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Lovely Garden

Take your time as your walk through this beautiful garden. There is much to see, some of it a bit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
auvoir
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Des Moines, Iowa
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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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312 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5337
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked the paths here. Just beautiful! Trees and plants are marked so you know what they are. Huge trees canopy the walkways. Birds singing. You can feel all the stress and worry draining away as you stroll the pathways. Walk it, you’ll love it!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take your time as your walk through this beautiful garden. There is much to see, some of it a bit hidden away. It is quiet and peaceful, perfect for just thinking about and enjoying nature.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

A wonderful addition to this city and beautifully landscaped and maintained. Don't miss the Crystal Garden section...simply amazing.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Comton Gardens has done an incredible effort to provide you with a nature walk about. The trails, although short, are lined with a variety of plant life and beautiful trees. The plants and trees are marked with signage to inform and make your walk...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We saw there was an open house while we were in town visiting, so we stopped to explore. We were greeted by a nice lady who let us know where to begin. We entered the house and were taken on an informative walk through. The...More

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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.

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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.

2  Thank clarson2016
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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.

2  Thank Helen B
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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

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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

4  Thank ARretired
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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
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