Garvan Woodland Gardens

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

Garvan Woodland Gardens - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Garvan Woodland Gardens

  • Garvan Woodland Gardens Address: 550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913, USA, United States
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens Contact Number: +1-5012629300
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens Timing: 12:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Garvan Woodland Gardens(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Garvan Woodland Gardens: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Garvan Woodland Gardens

  • 95% of people who visit Hot Springs include Garvan Woodland Gardens in their plan

  • 81.62% of people start their Garvan Woodland Gardens visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Garvan Woodland Gardens

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

71.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Garvan Woodland Gardens

People normally club together Anthony Chapel and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf while planning their visit to Garvan Woodland Gardens.

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Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs Reviews

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  • Extraordinary. Gorgeous. A work of love and amazing groundskeepers. 700 acres of absolutely delightful finds. A golf cart style tour is available, and recommended, if only to learn the history of the place, and get a chance to see the vast majority of the property in a couple of hours, else traveling the trails and taking in all the sites could be an enjoyable all day trip. Entrance fees are more than reasonable, cafe prices are fair, staff and volunteers are delightful. This is truly a lakeside gem.

  • We visited the gardens while spending a weekend getaway in Hot Springs, Ark. The tulips were in full bloom & the weather was wonderful. The gardens are beautiful & very well kept. The staff was extremely nice and informative. The garden does require a lot of walking, but they do offer golf cart tours to make sure you see the entire park. My boyfriend and I walked around for a good hour and a half and still didn’t see everything. Great place to take family pictures. Some of the Park is under construction, they are adding a tree house that looks like it will be a lot of fun for the kids. Will definitely return if we are back in the area.

  • What a beautiful place. We were too late for the tulips and azaleas, too early for much else, but the landscaping and trees were wonderful. Great parking; no specific area for a motor home, but enough room to park one across several car spaces without crowding available parking for cars. Also, decent turn around areas. The gardens are hilly, so it was a good workout; golf cart tours available for those who can't walk the gardens. Anthony chapel was impressive. We had lunch at the Squirrel Cafe, overlooking the train exhibit.

  • Awesome place to go and take in some fresh air. The Gardens are beautiful, as is the chapel. Great place for a wedding or wedding pictures. At Christmas the lights are great and the train is great too. Rides are available for those who have trouble walking. The last time I was there, they had a craft beer bar that started at 1pm. Kids activities in the morning and adults activities in the afternoon. Just a great place to visit.

  • Wonderful rock work and so many trails to explore! Beautiful woodland setting at all times of the year. With around 40 acres of the 210 acre garden highly maintained, there is no other experience quite like it. Over 4 miles of shoreline surround the peninsula the garden is situated on, and several architectural marvels, including the Anthony Chapel grace the grounds. Seasonal displays include over over 135,000 tulips, over 150 varieties of azaleas, blooming trees such as dogwood and magnolia, and massive sweeps of summer annuals, as well as an impressive holiday lights show Thanksgiving week to New Years Eve featuring several animated light shows peppered throughout the light walk. The Japanese garden, Garden of the Pine Wind, is in the top 10 of the top rated Japanese gardens in the U.S. The rock work and hardscape features throughout the garden are amazing and create a truly mystical experience. Make sure you have plenty of space on your memory card for all of the photo opportunities!

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