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Garvan Woodland Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Don't miss Holiday Lights at the Gardens!

Right around the end of November the Christmas Holiday lights go up. Did not miss this! There is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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not to be missed

Simply one of the finest gardens. Only the Japanese word ' wabi ' comes close to conveying what you... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8729
+1 501-262-9300
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Right around the end of November the Christmas Holiday lights go up. Did not miss this! There is a line of traffic to get in, but everything is well directed. Once in the Gardens... it's a Christmas Holiday wonderland. They go to a lot of...More

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Sherre F, Public Relations Manager at Garvan Woodland Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Holiday Lights runs from November 17-December 31, 2018. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Simply one of the finest gardens. Only the Japanese word ' wabi ' comes close to conveying what you will find here. The time of year does not matter but allot at least 2 hours to meander and contemplate.

Thank james t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gardens are beautiful and well planned. Free parking in shady lots. Entrance fees are $15 for adults. We arrived at 9:30 on a Thursday and there were just a few cars. When we left at 3pm the lots were 75% full. I would suggest arriving...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice time walking around here though I would have loved to take a guided cart tour simply to hear what the guides had to say. We couldn’t afford the $30 each for a cart ride though. I do feel like the price...More

Thank bookjnky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting - saw several mushrooms I've only previously seen in guide books (poisonous and non-edible, but beautiful specimens). A bit confined by marked paths and sprinkler system - not our normal stroll through the woods. Unexpected bonus for us was the trip to the...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this is a stunning spot Every turn is another beautiful feature Dog fountains too My daughter lived the kids area We all lived the koi giant koi in the best habitat I've ever seen Just beautiful

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the Garvan Woodland Gardens and had a wonderful experience. We took the golf cart tour and it was well worth it. Our tour guide gave us the background of Mrs. Garvan. Quite a story. If you like to walk,...More

Thank NavyWife09
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see during the Holiday season. The lights are amazing. There is a lot of work that is put in to make this place be a winter wonderland for the travelers.

Thank jessamyn2322
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $15 during October I am not sure if it is worth that price. Not a lot of flowers but still a lot to see

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful. tranquil setting. Even though there were several people here, the gardens are so spacious, it's like having the place to yourself. Nice walking paths lead you through one of the most beautiful gardens I've visited. The new treehouse brings out the kid in all...More

Thank Joellen W
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6 October 2018|
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Response from Sherre F | Property representative |
November 17 - December 31, 2018. Gates Open at 3 p.m. Lights on 5 p.m.-9 p.m., or until all guests have seen the lights! Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. $15 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 4-12, free ages 0-3 You can... More
Kathy L
3 October 2018|
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Response from Sherre F | Property representative |
Garvan gives $1.00 off admission for active military and their immediate family. Please have military I.D. to show.
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.