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Garvan Woodland Gardens

550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8729
+1 501-262-9300
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My husband thought we were going look at flowers but was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Misty H
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Tulips were worth the trip!

I went here over spring break and was met with the pleasure of being here when the tulips were in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ann W
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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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 3 days ago via mobile

My husband thought we were going look at flowers but was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful gardening. Even my 7 year old son loved it!

Thank Misty H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went here over spring break and was met with the pleasure of being here when the tulips were in bloom!

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We make it a tradition to visit botanical gardens anytime we vacation. This was a winner for the family. The kids loved it, especially the children's area!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful gardens - you would get different sites depending upon the time of year that you go and what would be in bloom. we took the golf cart tour - well worth it -- we got a bit of history (and a ride) that we...More

Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was November & unfortunately no beautiful flowers to admire but, the Christmas lights are up!! The gardens is massive & we paid extra to have a personal tour on a golf cart which was a really great idea since walking will not cover all...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These were very nice gardens. I wish I had worn hiking shoes as the paths were 4 miles long. The peacocks were wonderful and we took a ton of wonderful photos at the waterfalls. Im so glad we decided to do this because it wasnt...More

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat place! We enjoyed walking and checking out the vegetation. The view of lake Catherine and the bridges where my favorite.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Such a little gem out in Arkansas. We went and had a gold cart tour since my mom has a bad knee and can't walk long distances on it (props that they offer that!) The grounds were gorgeous and well worth a visit! We...More

Thank sjjs3189
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited several times with friends and family. I'm partial to tulips but they showcase seasonal flowers throughout the year. Anthony Chapel is stunning both in architecture and its' setting. They have special art exhibits displayed both inside the building and throughout the garden. My...More

Thank TenderToes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed visiting the gardens! We mainly went to see Anthony Chapel, which was beautiful. We then looked at the sculpture outside of it before heading into the gardens. We were a little concerned at first about paying $15, but we really...More

Thank Sutton J
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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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