Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

4.7
#1 of 101 in Parks in Arkansas
Built along the water, Garvan Woodland Gardens features bridges, waterfalls, and 18 theme areas. You can meditate in an Asian garden or walk across the sunset bridge. A children’s adventure park is designed to bring kids closer to nature. Anthony Chapel, with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, is a popular wedding venue. There are many ADA accessible trails, and the whole garden is pet friendly. For Garvan Woodland Gardens and beyond, use our Hot Springs trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Hot Springs vacation.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Very beautiful, natural garden on a lake with a gift shop and cafe. But the real stunner is the Anthony Chapel! If you have time, take the golf cart tour. The guides will make sure you don't miss a th...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    A great botanical garden with many different areas of flowers. The landscaping is well kept and the flowers are beautiful. It is not too large and everything could be seen in one visit but I suggest t...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Absolutely gorgeous. Only regret is we didn't go earlier in the day. Its $15 per person but well worth it. Be prepared to walk a lot. You can ride around on a golf cart for an extra $15 per person.  more »
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  • May 28, 2017
    If you just want to take a walk this is the Place. Only $30 to enter. Love her. Plus they change it up in different seasons also. Go in the Winter time or the Fall. Love them will always going back.
  • June 28, 2017
    This place should be on everyone's to do list. Recommend going as soon as they open in summer so you can enjoy the park before the heat of the day. It's a most beautiful park. We will definitely be back.
  • March 12, 2017
    This is a wonderful garden for both nature lovers and garden lovers alike. Wonderful paved and unpaved trails wind through the hillsides dotted with artistic architectural creations. Hotter than hell in July, but they had water fountains. Admission $15 but free with a reciprocal membership from other participating gardens or arboretums. Exceptional men's room. Clean, well-stocked and even decorated with a daffodil.
  • July 6, 2017
    A beautiful spot. Definitely worth a visit. Make sure you allow enough time to take in all of the walks.
  • July 2, 2017
    Beautiful gardens! There is a varying degree of difficulty in their winding paths which do have an incline. Hard for handicapped persons to traverse. There are wheelchairs, if needed.

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