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Garvan Woodland Gardens

550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8729
+1 501-262-9300
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The Chapel

We found out that you can visit just the Chapel when we was short on time. But I would suggest... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Wonderful walk thru the woods on Lake Hamilton

Cool place to walk on warm days. The site is located on a 210 acre peninsula on the shores of Lake... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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 yesterday

We found out that you can visit just the Chapel when we was short on time. But I would suggest going and walking the whole garden. They have great paths, and we can take our dog for just $5 more. The only thing I wish...More

Thank datarep
Reviewed yesterday

Cool place to walk on warm days. The site is located on a 210 acre peninsula on the shores of Lake Hamilton. The garden walk is approximately 1.5 miles thru the various gardens and waterfalls and is wheelchair accessible. One of the best Japanese gardens...More

Thank rlfman
Reviewed 2 days ago

GWG is an excellent place to wander ~ regularly. This time took friends from CA. They were extremely impressed with the beautiful grounds and LOVED the look out over Lake Hamilton!! Be sure to become a member while you are there! The Chickadee Cafe is...More

Thank MJ S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! The walk was nice but I suggest going early or late in the year. Flowers, trees were gorgeous and the gardens staff were all sweet people.

Thank Anna E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Garvan Woodland Gardens was the highlight of our trip. It is a gorgeous place and there is just so much to see. If you love nature, flowers and unique bridges and waterfalls, this is definitely a must see! The Chapel is breathtaking and the Koi...More

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely outdoor space yet convenient to Hot Springs. If you would like to walk outside, this is a beautiful venue. For people with mobility issues, don't let that deter you--there are golf cart tours (for anyone, $30 without membership) so you can still see much...More

Thank pallinurse
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the outdoors but not a huge fan of botanical gardens and pay to adventure entertainment. But not only did we pay the admission we became members and frequent the location. Love the change of seasons and the Christmas display is really nice. Don't...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most gorgeous blooming flowers we have ever seen. Such peace and tranquility as we rode with a guided driver on golf cart and learned all the history of the gardens. The glass chapel is definitely a must see on your way in or out...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mom and I enjoyed our visit. We were there mid November last year. The entire property is well kept. IT is like an artist has planted & pruned for the best experience year round. We grabbed a bite from their little cafe which we were...More

Thank wcswing07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a special place. There's nothing more peaceful than a botanical gardens, especially in the autumn. To think that we have it right here in Hot Springs.

Thank jreosb
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Gloria B
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Sherre F | Property representative |
Our large golf carts seat 5 plus our driver. Contrary to other answers, golf carts cannot be reserved ahead of time. The price is $15 additional per person, making the cost $30 per adult. Hope this helps.
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