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Garvan Woodland Gardens

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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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We love visiting Garvin Gardens! The exhibits are always beautiful not to mention the gardens themselves. The walking trails are great as well. The kids always love to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love visiting Garvin Gardens! The exhibits are always beautiful not to mention the gardens themselves. The walking trails are great as well. The kids always love to visit the children's area and the peacocks. You must plan a day here if you visit Hot Springs

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband & I visited Garvan Woodland Gardens on several occasions over the last couple of years & enjoyed our time every & each time. The gardens offer several walking trails with beautiful scenery including waterfalls, streams, koi pond, one of kind trees & flowers. It also offers picnic areas, cafe, lovely chapel & children's area. I would highly recommend... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I have visited Garvan Woodland Gardens during each season. I have never been disappointed in the color, variety, beauty of the gardens. We are so blessed to have such a beautiful place in our town. Don't miss this if you visit Hot Springs, AR.

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Woodville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A friend and I took a girl's weekend trip to Hot Springs. We visited the Garvan Woodland Gardens and were not disappointed. The plants, trees and flowers were beautiful along with waterfalls and huge rocks. The chapel was my favorite part of the walk. It was beautiful and built like no other I had seen with open beams and glass... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Must see in Hot Springs. Great architecture especially the chapel. Well maintained and good for a walkabout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well worth your time and money. The staff and gardens are all first class. May is your best month, but there are great flowers all the time. BUD CARTER

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Have been to Hot Springs a number of times and never knew about this place. I spent the afternoon there and it was great (except for the 100+ heat but that isn't their fault). Beautiful chapel that looks like the Thorn Crown Chapel in northwest Arkansas. Topiary exhibit was a lot of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We loved it, it was decorated for Christmas and absolutely beautiful! We will definitely be back because they change it from year to year and season to season.

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Graford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went late one afternoon. Instead of walking through the garden we took the non fee route and walked to the Chapel. It was breathtaking. We also walked through the other non fee areas and spent a couple of hours in total. Don't forget to walk the path to the lake. We sat on the boat dock and enjoyed the beauty... More 

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Definitely worth the time if you have never been. Planning to come back just for the holiday lights they told us about.

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