Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Garvan Woodland Gardens


Garvan Woodland Gardens is located about six miles from Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The garden was started by Verna Cook Garvan in the 1920s.  After her death, she left the garden to the Department of Landscape Architecture of the University of Arkansas.

The gardens are simply breathtaking.  They cover 210 acres and contain waterfalls, picturesque bridges, gorgeous overlooks, and a Japanese garden.  It's a perfect place for nature lovers.

The gardens are open February through November from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and in December from noon to 9:00 PM.  Admission is $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child.


  1. I have made a note. That's a driving trip for us to combine with Hot Springs. AR is a pretty state in that area. Thanks!

    1. I'd like to explore more of Arkansas. I haven't seen much of it, but what I've seen is pretty.

  2. Hi Sherry - these look amazing ... and she had an interesting life. Another wonderful post - cheers Hilary

  3. Great place to hike with all of those acres.

  4. I've been to Hot Springs several times but missed the gardens.