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Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Garvan woodland garden is a beautiful place to visit we spent about three hours there walking the various attraction and it was a peaceful place to go to. There are multiple areas in the garden wh...  read more »
  • This place will take your breath away. The grounds layout is stunning and there is beauty around every corner. I have visited here in the spring, summer and late fall. They always seem to be adding or...  read more »
  • This is our first time to Hot Springs and we are so glad we stopped at the gardens. Gorgeous gardens all decked out for fall and the trails were mostly paved which was easy for walking and getting aro...  read more »
  • Wonderful place to visit, lots of history behind it and many wonderful exhibits to see, my favorite is the fairy garden for sure!!!!! With the private funding could use some water misters along the walk and for people that can do the walk should only have to pay an extra 10 for golf cart unless you arent going to hurry the person and enjoy the sites alittle longer. Also the for the money they are getting from private funding for projects should find a different contractor for some things did not get done and I know it could have with the budget/monies at hand. Go during spring or fall would not recommend during summer not enough blooming flowers.
  • I first wandered to this garden 10 years ago. I originally wanted to see Thorncrown Chapel (E. Fay Jones), but I didn't have much time to venture that far north. I settled on visiting Anthony Chapel and was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful chapel next to a beautiful garden. Everything is well kept and the place has grown/expanded a lot over the years. There is also a nice children's area where they can climb and explore. This is one of my favorite places to visit in Arkansas. The chapel is not always open to the public. It's roped off during maintenance, cleanings, or if there is a private event scheduled. If you plan on visiting the chapel, you may want to call first to see if it's open.
  • Really pretty place to hang out if you have a few hours, but it is a little pricey. Great place for family and lots of fun little trails to take that let's you walk on rocks across waterfalls. Nothing too dangerous but enough for some excitement! Even has a little "cave" with waterfall streaming from the top.
  • 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.
  • Bring some water. Excellent 1 mile walk with great sights. Staff was great with the kids.
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