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Garvan Woodland Gardens

550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8729
+1 501-262-9300
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Great time

We loved the place. I am a guy who usually doesn't get into flowers and things. But I went for my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ricky B
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Beautiful gardens

Beautiful gardens and a pleasant walk. Especially in the morning before it probably gets busy. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amanda M
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Austin, 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 2 days ago via mobile

We loved the place. I am a guy who usually doesn't get into flowers and things. But I went for my wife and I must say, I really enjoyed it and all the flowers

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful gardens and a pleasant walk. Especially in the morning before it probably gets busy. It was very peaceful and serene.

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Garvan Woodland Garden was a very surprising find on a visit to Hot Springs. The garden are just simply beautiful. On our visit we were able to see a male peacock courting with his radiant feathers on full display. A bonus beautiful sight.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited here to see the tulips, but we were too late. However, other springtime flowers were just as beautiful. The day we visited was warm and very windy, no crowd. I can only imagine that a trip during each of the seasons would be just...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to spend an afternoon. Volunteers are amazing. Do the golf cart tour. It's worth the $15 pp

Thank Karla S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking for something fun to do outdoors, and Garvan Gardens was recommended. The gardens were gorgeous, and the paths were very manageable, even if walking is a struggle. A perfect place for a perfect day. Give yourself 2 hours or more to really...More

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take a Spring stroll! The daffodils were all gone and the peak of the tulips as well but still plenty to see and admire! The Japanese Gardens were lovely! There was a fairy garden and a train setup with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty place very peaceful it could be less money doesn't take long to go through the chapel is very pretty.

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

IT's an average botanical garden but way cheaper than the Dallas Arboretum. Arkansas is a very chill place to visit. The cost is also tax deductible so that's a plus.

Thank Jay I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just left the gardens and what a treat! The many, many tulips were just going out but the azealas were fantastic. So many beautiful scenes. Took the golf cart tour with gentleman named Jim and had a perfectly wonderful lunch before. Chicken salad and meatloaf...More

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T H
January 2, 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
October 13, 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
October 2, 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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