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Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

4.7
#1 of 177 in Parks in Arkansas
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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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.
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  • The glass chappel. Actually the whole thing it was beautiful we discovered the garden of Eden. beautiful flowers. lots of bridges mini Waterfalls. We are 75 & 76 and we're able to walk the trails ok. 
    The glass chappel. Actually the whole thing it was beautiful we discovered the garden of Eden. beautiful flowers. lots of bridges mini Waterfalls. We are 75 & 76 and we're able to walk the trails ok.  more »
  • As a master gardener, this was the best treat . The tulips were gorgeous, I never knew there were so many shapes and colors. Wonderful nature walk 
    As a master gardener, this was the best treat . The tulips were gorgeous, I never knew there were so many shapes and colors. Wonderful nature walk  more »
  • Beautiful shaded gardens with excellent views of Lake Hamilton. I can see why it is a highly recommended botanical garden! The tree house and chapels are a must see when visiting the gardens! 
    Beautiful shaded gardens with excellent views of Lake Hamilton. I can see why it is a highly recommended botanical garden! The tree house and chapels are a must see when visiting the gardens!  more »
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  • This is probably one of my favorite botanic gardens I've visited in a long time. A few key highlights was the Anthony Chapel, the tree house and a few of the overlooks. I love that it isn't just one path, there's multiple sub paths you can take through the gardens, like stepping stones. We had no problems finding parking and we went during the afternoon on a weekday, might be different for other times like the morning. I believe the chapel is free if you walk in the entrance to the East but the actual gardens is like $20. Great place to spend the day, views, peace and some fun!!!
  • We were lucky enough to hit the gardens while the tulips were in full bloom. Really nice enjoyable time. Fair $15 adult entry fee. These gardens give you tons of freedom to roam about walk across waterfalls get off the main paths on stepping Stones closer to nature. Truly enjoyed the freedom these gardens give for roaming. Excellent garden area for children also. If you are a senior or have any immobility that keep you from getting around you can also request a golf cart tour to get around easier. I think the golf cart tours are included with admission but I am not 100% certain on this.
  • What a beautiful place. This was my first visit to the gardens. Great walking paths to take for a leisurely stroll with your family. Plan to be here for at least 2-4 hours if you walk most of the trails. The Chipmunk Cafe was good but on the pricey side so make sure to pack a lunch/snacks/drinks for the kiddos. They offer guided golf cart tours which is nice for those unable to walk the full trails. Will definitely make a trip back here.
  • These botanical gardens are in the Hot Springs, AK area and highly recommended. My wife and I love to visit different gardens on our vacation trips and we are glad we found this one. Very well laid out with a LOT to see. The day we were there they had a story reading event on the grass for the children and their parents. This is a dog friendly garden as long as your dog is on a short leash and well-behaved. There is an extra $5 fee for dogs. Most of the trails are handicap accessible but there are a few with gravel or stepped levels that are not wheelchair or scooter friendly. My wife and I are in our late 60's and we had no trouble in getting around the grounds.
  • This is place is absolutely beautiful!! My girlfriend and I made a Saturday trip in early spring to see this place and it was absolutely worth the cost of admission and the drive time. It's fields and fields of gorgeous flowers of all colors and species. They have a giant artistic tree house for the kids and kids at heart to enjoy with a waterfall and creek framing it in... one of the most breathtaking cathedrals I've seen with roof to sky windows... and a Japanese cherry tree garden with a small waterfall backdrop that looks straight out of a painting.

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