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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  • 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 »
  • Went here for a gardening conference and was treated to a guided tour of the grounds. They have done amazing work and are working to incorporate native plants througout. I was there in early spring as...  more »
  • If you don't have any mobility issues, park in the Compton Gardens parking lot, enjoy the gardens and then take the Art Trail to the south entrance of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. There are...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place for a walk about in nature. Beautiful flowers and it's mostly paved for easy access around the garden.
  • Great place to wander and enjoy nature. Excellent backdrop for our family pictures.
  • Great walk paths and beautiful scenery
  • Wonderful park that leads into the Art Trail.

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