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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  • We were delighted with our afternoon visit in September. Despite the sticky heat, we enjoyed several trails, as the abundant shade helped us focus on the plantings and views. Delightful surprises are....  more »
  • This was our first visit to Hot Springs. Whenever we travel, we always look for nice walking trails and we found it with Garvan Woodland Gardens. The scenery is beautiful and the walking trail...  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.

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