Garvan Woodland Gardens397 Votes Currently Closed
- 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
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 Travel Tips
- 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.
Entrance Ticket Details For Garvan Woodland Gardens
- 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 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 Taxi
- By Car
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78.77% of people who visit Hot Springs include Garvan Woodland Gardens in their plan
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78.32% of people start their Garvan Woodland Gardens visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Garvan Woodland Gardens
93.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Garvan Woodland Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful and amazing hiking trails! Very nice employees and a wonderful, nice lady that gave out maps and explained the trails to me! It's so amazing I'm gonna make plans to return to see it at night when it's open for viewing! The Christmas lights and displays will open for viewing starting the last week in November! It cost $15 to take the walking tour and (may I say) it was very much worth it! Highly Recommend for family or individual viewing! Amazing Children's area! A beautiful tree house you want believe!
Words and pictures will never do justice. You just have to go to experience it for yourself. This place is absolutely beautiful. Went in October & the weather was perfect. Admission cost $15/person. The trails were easy to follow through with the map. I think it was worth every penny.
This is one of the most beautiful places to go in the fall to see the changes in the colors of the leaves. It also has a 'see through" chapel that you have to see. It's remarkable and unbelievable. There's another one in north Arkansas too. I promise that you won't regret finding this place.
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.
My husband and I are here on a weekend getaway. We are from Crowley Louisiana. We absolutely enjoyed walking around taking in the beautiful surroundings. We weren't able to walk all the trails because we didn't have enough time. If we come back for a vacation we'd love to return.