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 visited the Gardens in December 2017. It was still beautiful. In the dead of winder. Staff friendly. Worth the visit.  more »
  • We didn't get to tour the whole area because my knees were hurting that day and walking was uncomfortable, but we spent a couple of hours walking around and enjoying the scenery. We try to visit Botan...  more »
  • We always love going to Garvan Gardens in March because the tulips are spectacular. In fact, however, there is always a reason to visit there no matter the season. It not only has flowers blooming eac...  more »
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  • This place is amazing! If you like to walk a lot and enjoy nature, this place is perfect for that, we walked for about 5 hours and we didn't even finish walking all around the park! But we had a lot of fun. It has different spots where you can see the lake from. Kids enjoy it too, it has attractions that kids love and they have a really pretty wood and glass church. They also have a little restaurant, which is very reasonable in prices and has good menu for kids and adults.
  • Came for the Christmas lights, what a display! Whoever does this clearly worked very hard to make it absolutely breathtaking! I would love to come back in the summer to see the flowers. The staff and volunteers really made the difference... From the parking lot too the ticket booth to the free hot chocolate! Thank you for such a wonderful time!
  • We took our grandchildren to see the Christmas lights. It was really beautiful. We rented a golf cart for the tour. The driver was very informative. We learned a lot from him. The grandchildren, ages 5 & 3, enjoyed the ride and all the displays. The wait getting in was the worse thing about it. All in all it didn't cost that much between admission and golf cart rental.
  • Always a favorite stop of ours when we visit Hot Springs. Especially cool when they paint little faces on some of the stones and hide them throughout the gardens. My daughter freaks out with excitement when she finds one. Love this place!
  • Amazing visit, I would definitely go again and recommend it to all travelers. The chapel itself is free to go to if you just want to see that but I would recommend seeing all of it. I think the gardens are even prettier than the national park itself! So definitely try to go if you can

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