Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

4.7
#1 of 100 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. To visit Garvan Woodland Gardens on your holiday in Hot Springs, and find out what else Hot Springs has to offer, use our Hot Springs trip maker .
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  • We unfortunately had to leave early from this park, we enjoyed the view of the lake and the water falls and their food from the cafe was good . I ordered I think a cucumber sandwich. The people are so...  more »
  • We have 2 young ones and they loved it! We hiked and hiked on a warm November day and we just kept finding a new adventure! The trails, the bridges, the views! And then we made it to the trains! Yippe...  more »
  • Staying in Little Rock and decided to drive over to hot springs. This garden is a literal hidden gem. It’s incredibly well maintained and the paths are easy to navigate. We came in when they were star...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A beautiful spot. Definitely worth a visit. Make sure you allow enough time to take in all of the walks.
  • 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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Boasting 13 hotels on the National Register of Historic Places, Hot Springs features a number of accommodations that embrace the area's history and architecture. Set in the city's popular historic districts, these distinctive hotels have the added benefit of being within walking distance of many stores, restaurants, and bars. There's also plenty of choice for those who want to take full advantage of Hot Springs' natural surroundings. Hot Springs National Park and the Lake Hamilton area host a number of bed and breakfasts, cabins, campgrounds, and RV parks.
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