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Garvan Woodland Gardens

The Garvan Woodland Garden is one of the best things to do on the outskirts of Hot Springs, AR. As the only botanical garden in the area, Garvan Gardens serves as a beautiful reminder of the beauty of plant life. You can visit throughout the year to see different kinds of flowers, and see different holiday decorations.

Garvan Woodland Gardens is a must-do activity if you are staying at Knotty and Nice Cabins, if you don't believe us, keep on reading!

The Hot Springs Botanical Garden

What are Garvan Gardens ticket prices?

The Garvan Gardens admission price depends on your age:
Ages 13+: $15
Ages 4-12: $5
3 and under: FREE

Garvan Gardens Hours

10AM - 6PM, but is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Can I bring my dog to the Garvan Gardens?

Yes you can! Pups love the gardens. Just make sure you have them on a leash at all times.

There is a $5 charge for each dog you bring into the park, and for each dog you bring in you must have one person to take care of them.

Garvan Woodland Gardens
Bloom Calendar

This is what you can at the Garvan Gardens throughout the year:

Winter (January - early March)
Japanese Camellias
Winter Flowering Bulbs
Early Daffodils

Spring (late March - May)
Kurume and Azaleas
Japanese Maple
Southern Indica
Glenn Dale Azaleas
Deciduous Shrubs

Summer (June - August)
Summer Perennials

Fall (September - December)
Sasanqua Camellias
Holiday Lights

Garvan Woodland Gardens
Event Calendar

The Garvan Gardens host a myriad of events throughout the year. Here are some of the ones that are mentioned on their calendar.

However, it changes constantly throughout the year, so click on this link to find the event calendar for the gardens.

Yoga in the Gardens
Meet at this yoga class to exercise in the most relaxing place available.

Visit during the Christmas season to enjoy the lights, Christmas art, and other projects in this amazing exhibit. These Christmas lights are one of the most beloved sights of the whole year.

Group Health Walks
Walk with the community to watch your waistline. This is a lot of fun, and incredibly affordable.

Holiday High Tea
Learn how to drink tea like a professional! At this tea party you can learn about the traditional English style of tea, and have scones and muffins with your friends.

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Things to Do at Garvan Gardens

Garvan Woodland Gardens Chapel

While you'll certainly spot many natural wonders at the gardens, one of the amazing man-made wonders you'll see on the grounds is the Anthony Chapel. This gorgeous natural-looking building is used for special wedding ceremonies on the regular.

If you want to book your own wedding here, you should look at this pricing brochure and contact Ginger Ladehoff at 501-262-9604.

Chipmunk Cafe

Opening Hours: 11AM - 3PM (Except on Tuesdays)
If you want to order remotely, contact the cafe at 501-262-9207.

The Chipmunk Cafe is owned by an independent contractor that is connected to the gardens. The food is made from the freshest ingredients. Here are a few examples of the food you can eat:

Chipmunk Cafe Menu

Chicken Salad Sandwich
All-American Burger
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Grilled Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
Old-Fashioned Meatloaf Sandwich
Polish Sausage
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

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As you can see, the Garvan Gardens have a lot of different things to keep you busy on your vacation. You can eat a lovely meal, explore the vast gardens, take pictures off the lake, or book Anthony Chapel for your special day. It's a different kind of vacation experience that is sometimes overlooked by tourists.