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Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

4.7
#1 of 167 in Parks in Arkansas
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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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  • Always something blooming here, one place my out of town guests frequently ask to visit. Well maintained with a wide variety of plants, native and cultivated.  more »
  • Think they were still upgrading some. The lady said it was about an hour and half walk, but it could be much longer if you took some of the off road trails. Very pretty flowers  more »
  • Wonderful. Beautiful. Serene. Nature. The foliage is beautiful and in constant change. The staff was very interesting and helpful. A wonderful outdoor walk through Nature!  more »
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  • What a find! This place is incredible, and the value far exceeds the entrance fee asking price. Roaming peacocks, miles upon miles of paved trails, lakes, waterfalls and a cafe. The kids loved their discovery packs which we picked up from the gift shop which assisted them in locating everything on the garden bingo board. We visited in September on a very hot day. Even under the canopy, the heat of the day made it difficult to see everything. As a walking tour, this garden could almost be a multi day visit to see it all. Either way, it is definitely worth your time.
  • This is a magnificent garden, possibly the best I've visited. The main paths are easy to navigate and the off shoots are easy to find and walk also. The view points are good and the architecture, especially in the Childrens Garden is beautiful. Anyone looking for an amazing wedding chapel needs to check out the Anthony Chapel it is spectacular. Even the food at the Chipmunk Cafe was good. Try the Ruben. We'll be back for the holidays when they light up the garden.
  • I love this place. Even my 13 year old son liked it. Wooded. Nice walkways between sections. Beautiful flowers, bonsai trees, and even a fairy garden. Very cool new children's tree house. Must see.
  • Beautiful gardens with a lot to see. It definitely is a multi day visit to see and enjoy everything. The staff was very helpful and friendly. There was a BINGO game for our kids to play while walking the gardens. It made the experience much more enjoyable for them and kept them engaged. There is interesting architecture throughout, including the newly built "Treehouse".
  • Less of botanical. More of trails. I am from India and i felt this garden has less of flora compared to what I have seen back home. Trails are good with bustling nature n wild life. Cafe food is good but I felt they can also have ready made sandwiches or salads on a freezer to prevent people standing in long queue for 30 minutes to get the order. Good place to visit with kids.

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