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Address: 1401 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5035
Phone Number: 501-410-3938
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The Bernice Garden is privately owned by Anita Davis, but intended for...

The Bernice Garden is privately owned by Anita Davis, but intended for public use. The garden was created to celebrate the community and hosts community events as well as private events. The Bernice garden features a yearly sculpture exhibit in an effort to foster community interaction and a sense of pride in the neighborhood.The 150’ x 150’ garden consists of landscaped area utilizing native plants, with a crushed granite foundation for the artworks created by Arkansas artists. Next to the sculpture garden is a concrete patio, benches and approximately 20 parking spaces.The garden is a community event space, hosting a weekly Sunday Farmers' Market, monthly food events, a monthly open-air vintage market, and the annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival. Please see our website for a current calendar of events.

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It was a Hot August Day

It was a hot August Day when we visited however the Heat seemed to Lessen while we were visiting this is a beautiful place and is one of the anchors in the SOMA District of Little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoark1946
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Cabot, Arkansas
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Cabot, Arkansas
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368 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a hot August Day when we visited however the Heat seemed to Lessen while we were visiting this is a beautiful place and is one of the anchors in the SOMA District of Little Rock

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Devin H, Guest Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the garden. We're also happy to hear you were able to find some relief from the Arkansas summer under the shade of the pergola, too. Please come again! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great place to visit and a wonderful respite for downtown workers. It is centered in the midst of great restaurants and shops. A very unique experience.

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Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so happy that you were able to visit, relax, and take in all the beautiful Arkansas-made artwork! More 

Edinburg, Texas
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We knew what to expect from having read previous reviews so weren't disappointed in this small park. The sculptures were interesting and there were some pretty flowers. A nearby bread bakery featured delicious breakfast treats.

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Thank Pamela P
Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed the native plant life and sculptures by Arkansas artists. Though privately owned, we're happy to be a quiet yet happy space for the community to enjoy. Please come visit us again! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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270 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A nice place to relax on South Main. On the weekends they hold a farmers market. Several antique storms and eater is are near by.

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Thank Jim C
Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the farmers' market and relaxing in the garden. Thank you so much for your review and do come visit us and the businesses of South Main again soon! More 

Oxford, Mississippi
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144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nice little garden located in the South Main restaurant/shopping district. Free and open to the public.

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Thank mkitchens
Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time in the garden and thanks for visiting! Please stay in touch as we also host a farmers' market every Sunday and other festival and markets throughout the year. Also always free! More 

Texarkana, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We happened to be staying at an AirBnB place next door and enjoyed the sculptures while touring the SoMa area that weekend. We were pleasantly surprised by the farmers market that came in on Sunday.

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Devin H, Public Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

We're so happy you stumbled upon Bernice Garden and its farmers' market during your stay in Little Rock. Thank you for your review! More 

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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Small park in SoMa where you can see some nice sculpture and relax among some nice plants. Close to some very nice local restaurants.

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Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We're so happy you were able to relax a bit and enjoy the space. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Bernice Garden is a focal point in the up and coming, close knit South on Main neighborhood in Little Rock. Vibrant sculptures, murals and plantings set the mood. Enjoyed the festive and well attended Mardi Gras Parade there this past weekend. Surrounding the garden are locally grown, interesting and fun restaurants, bar and stores. No chain stores or restaurants here.

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Thank ScoutBooRadley
Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for such a wonderful review! Yes, we love our unique little corner of Little Rock, too, especially during neighborhood events like the Mardi Gras parade. There is always so much to see and do, so please be sure to visit us again soon! More 

Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The name is misleading - this is mostly paved,, not many plants at all. However, it's a decent place to sit and people watch.

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Thank AlyG77
LauraCHardy, Guest Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

We're sorry you misunderstood what The Bernice Garden is – we're a sculpture garden, with Arkansas artists' art, and an events center. Our pavilion is, as you said, a great place to sit and people watch. Though we've never claimed to be a traditional "garden," in the spring and summer the plants are quite beautiful. Maybe you can come back... More 

Benton, Arkansas
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50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Small farmers market under a wood awing providing some shade. Some nice local Arkansas produce and other treats. Normally you can get a Stone's Throw draft while you walk around. A nice market to check out for a bit.

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Thank Reg S
LauraCHardy, Public Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review of our farmers' market – it will start back up next spring. More 

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