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Garvan Woodland Gardens

550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8729
+1 501-262-9300
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Steaks won't disappoint

Bone in filet ( I know, contridiction of terms) is about 8 oz. Flavorful and fork tender. Mixed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gregory L
Mansfield, Texas, United States
via mobile
Beautiful and interesting!

We took our four grandchildren, ages 4 to 16, to visit the gardens. They all enjoyed the different... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donna B
North Richland Hills
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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. 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8729
+1 501-262-9300
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bone in filet ( I know, contridiction of terms) is about 8 oz. Flavorful and fork tender. Mixed veggies are truly a mix of five, good as well. Twice baked potato casserole is a good choice. Good side salad, ranch dressing nice and thick. Good...More

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

i think you meant to review a restaurant, not Garvan Woodland Gardens. Our small cafe does not serve steaks.

Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our four grandchildren, ages 4 to 16, to visit the gardens. They all enjoyed the different areas that we saw as well as meeting George, the beautiful peacock. Anthony's Chapel is also a must see! We had a great time and would like...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spend an afternoon in this garden and its all worth it. Its nice, organized and very clean landscapes. We lost our way going out as the park is already closed but we had fun trying to find our way out.

Thank hsevilla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stroll through the beautiful scenery! I would recommend getting the golf cart tour! Anthony Chapel is a short yet pretty walk and is magnificent!

Thank Merri T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained, beautiful gardens. Great kids area. Love the trail that takes you to the edge for a great view of Lake Hamilton. Wildflowers were amazing! The chapel was unbelievable. Absolutely stunning!

Thank tiger1991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day we visited it was extremely hot. I would suggest bringing a bottle of water if it's hot out. You could spend several hours here. We spent about 3. We would have stayed longer if we would have taken drinks and snacks. The attraction...More

Thank 4everroyal
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience. We went there with family and enjoyed the experience. Beautiful grounds. Well manicured. A great place to get back to nature. If you have trouble walking might consider renting a golf cart

Thank roadkingryder
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent one afternoon walking through this botanical garden. We were disappointed as it did not seem to be a botanical garden like we were expecting. There were not many flowers or exotic plants.  Very hot and humid the day we were there. $15 pp admission. We...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Garvan Woodland Gardens is one of the premier places to visit when you are in the Hot Springs, Arkansas area. The variety of flowers and plants is truly amazing. I saw many,many new plants and flowers for the first time. I did not know that...More

Thank tim40622016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well maintained, easy walking paths. Beautiful trees...a great relaxing time. Plus a free range peacock on grounds, so that was awesome. Must see Anthony Chapel.

Thank Richard B
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Amy P
July 14, 2017|
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Response from Sherre F | Property representative |
There are over 100 varieties of summer annuals, perennials, and colorful tropical foliage plants featured in our Gardens during the summer months. The primary areas to view flowers are the Flowering Border, the Southern... More
Steven L
July 6, 2017|
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Response from Sherre F | Property representative |
A visit can be any length you want, and you can walk as far as you want. The main garden trail is under two miles, so allow about 1-2 hours depending on how fast you walk. There are over 5 miles of trails on our 210 acre... More
Anne A
May 5, 2017|
Response from Sherre F | Property representative |
Hi Anne, Dogs are allowed to visit the Gardens on a short leash (no retractable leashes allowed). Dogs are not allowed to swim in the koi ponds or other water features, and we ask visitors to keep dogs out of the flower... More