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Address: 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone Number: +1 501-262-9300
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Description: Garvan Woodland Gardens, the University of Arkansas' 210 acre botanical...
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. CLOSED JANUARY. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. February 1-November 20. Open Noon- 9 p.m. November 21-December 31. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. Admission: $15 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 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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A must when in Hot Springs.

It's hot so go early but definitely worth it! And if you have kids, ask for the Bingo game, gave the little one something to entertain herself while we walked around the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It's hot so go early but definitely worth it! And if you have kids, ask for the Bingo game, gave the little one something to entertain herself while we walked around the beautiful gardens

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Dubach, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful atmosphere and awesome arrangements and flowers everywhere. The glass cathedral is awesome, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It was hot outside, but the trees are everywhere to protect you from the sun. We were 2 adults, a teen and a pre-teen and everyone had a great time visiting the gardens in most of its corners. I'll recommend a bottle of water during the summer hiking (which is a very easy one) and a good camera for pictures.... More 

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful drive to a wonderful chapel in the woods. You must visit if you enjoy nature. Not far from the city.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The gardens were beautiful. While we were there in July, these gardens would be lovely anytime of the year. You can walk as much as you want or sit and enjoy just one spot, with lots to choose from.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff with interest in area history. Susan spent 30 minutes explaining garden attributes, background and University connections. Broad range of botanical sections to explore. Japanese garden, Anthony's Chapel a must see.

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

very pretty gardens, along a lake, lots of hiking trails. best time to visit, spring tulips and other colorful flowers. Christmas display is the best, changes every year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very beautiful lots to see enjoyed the topiarys, nice hike thru the woods , the tranquility of the waterfalls were worth seeing again. Would like to go back when the season change to get a chance to look at the color

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful park! Great landscaping, amusing topiaries. Wonderful place to take a leisure walk and enjoy the lake views.

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Ponca City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I did enjoy wandering through the plants. They have vases with the currently blooming flowers; however, I did not see all of the specimen supposedly available. I was disappointed that there were not more of a variety of flowers. It seemed that the ones I did see were repeated throughout the gardens. You do have to walk- and can do... More 

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Additional Information about Garvan Woodland Gardens

Address: 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Phone Number: +1 501-262-9300
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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