Compton Gardens and Conference Center, Bentonville
(4.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • I found out that they have all the names of the plants which I have constantly pulled out of my yard (I thought they were weeds!). Nice stroll from the Crystal Bridges Museum; well maintained. 
  • The bike paths in and around Bentonville are absolutely stunning. The Compton Gardens trail was no exception. Gorgeous! 
  • Very nice in September, but I would definitely try and see this again in the Spring or Fall when colors are changing...it should be gorgeous 
Google
  • Beautiful place, with great access to the walking trails, and connections to the extensive bike trails throughout Bentonville and surrounding areas!
  • A hidden gem, perfect for joggers, bicyclists, and those looking for a leisurely stroll. Although there are some hills and windy paths, most of the paths are shaded by large trees. Perfect for nature lovers, the garden is a go to place for meetings, tea parties, wedding and engagement photos, and senior photos. The gardens path also connects to other Bentonville walking trails and Crystal Bridges.
  • What a great place to take a stroll. Trails will lead into Crystal Bridges as well.
  • Good place to hangout and watch the fountain
  • Great location for a small, intiment ceremony and reception. Unique setting. The staff is friendly and helpful. My wedding was on a holiday and they were very flexible about the set-up timing. Easy to work with, beautiful location.