Compton Gardens and Conference Center, Bentonville

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Imagine a green oasis that serves as a public park for the residents of Bentonville and beyond. This 6.5 acre garden has been developed into a native / woodland garden which is quickly becoming a regional destination garden and special events venue. Residents and visitors are able to take advantage of this beautiful and peaceful environment that contains a native plant collection.

Compton Gardens and Conference Center are named after Dr. Neil Compton, a noted Bentonville physician, writer, photographer, founder of the Ozark Society, and savior of the Buffalo River.

The Conference Center is the re-modeled home of Dr. Compton and now serves as a rental facility for seminars, conferences, workshops, retreats, intimate weddings, and private events. The Garden is available for film and commercial photo shoots.
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  • My wife and I stumbled across this quiet garden and enjoyed it. Everything is marked well but being late in the season the plants were not flourishing. Nice quiet trails. It leads into Crystal Bridges...  more »
  • Such beautiful surroundings for anyone and everyone to enjoy. There is so much nature and teaching opportunities for children.  more »
  • This is adjacent to the Crystal Bridges American Art Museum, and a delightful way to see local (labeled) trees, shrubs, and flowers in a natural wooded setting. The Conference Center looked enticing f...  more »
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  • Loved the paved trail. A lot of people making use of the trail today. Love the plants and trees are labeled.
  • A haven right by the square. Nice shady walk with seating. Not too big, but opens to longer trails and to the Crystal Bridges Museum. Beautiful greens, bridges, hydrangeas, cone flowers, trees, etc with many labeled. Just an enjoyable area to visit and mosey through.
  • Free tour is great! You learn the history of the property and about the surrounding plant life.
  • If you ever in Rogers you must go and walk around very beautiful place very relaxing and very romantic
  • This is a great walk off the Bentonville Square to the back side of Crystal Bridges. Lots of outdoor art to view along the way. Watch out for the aggressive cyclists though.

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