Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: 550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913, USA, United States
  • Timings: 12:00 pm - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5012629300
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
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About Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

Anyone visiting Hot Springs is likely to know about this place, either by word of mouth praises from the native folks or by reading about it on the internet. Yes, it is as famous as that. Being one of the top botanical gardens in USA, this beautiful paradise of flora and beauty is renowned among people for its picturesque landscape spanning the shorelines of Lake Hamilton and beautiful Japanese themed layout. Garvan Woodland Gardens is housed in Arkansas University and features more than 128 species of flowers and shrubs along with a magnificent waterfall , unique bridges, and sandstone pavilions, all these canopied with rocky inclines reminding us of the surrounding ouachita mountains and its ethereal charm. Packed with hundreds of visitors everyday, the place is also deemed as an educational niche for explorers and travelers who are interested in learning the different aspects of plant life. Not to mention, the Annual Holiday Lights display that it observes every year, lands it among the must visit attractions in Hot Springs.

Garvan Woodland Gardens Information

  • Dogs are not allowed during holidays lights, 5pm to 9pm.
  • Friday and Saturday are usually very crowded. Visit in weekdays for less crowd.
  • Both rates and timings are subject to change. Confirm the details before visits.
  • Special rates are available for groups. Group tours are to be reserved two weeks in advance to avail special rates. 

Garvan Woodland Gardens Ticket Prices

  • Adults (13+) : 15 USD
  • Children (6-12) : 5 USD
  • Free for children under 5 and members.
  • Dogs (on leash) : 5 USD
  • Golf Cart Ride : 15 USD/ Person
  • Parking is free.

Garvan Woodland Gardens Opening and Closing Hours

  • February 1, 2016 to November 18, 2016: Last Admission- 5:30pm.
  • Given timings are for 2016 and are subjected to change. Visit the website or contact the authorities for further details.

How To reach Garvan Woodland Gardens by Public Transport

  • By Taxi
  • By Car

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Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs Reviews

  • This is by far the best place on earth. Very peaceful and zen. There are gardens for miles. It is right on lake Hamilton so you can view the lake while you look at the scenery. The Christmas decorations are amazing and they have lights that go on forever! I’d recommend this place but I don’t want the whole world to know about my peaceful place to relax because you will all show up and crowd me!! 😜

  • 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!

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