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Garvan Woodland Gardens

Garvan Woodland Gardens
501-262-9300

About the Garden:

Garvan Woodland Gardensis  the botanical garden of the University of Arkansas. Nestled in the picturesque Ouachita Mountains of Southwest Arkansas, the Gardens are a wonderful gift to all people from local industrialist and philanthropist Verna Cook Garvan.Garvan Woodland Gardens is an example of The Natural State at its best: a canopy of pines reaching skyward providing protection for delicate flora and fauna, gentle lapping waves that unfold along the 4 ½ miles of wooded shoreline, and rocky inclines that remind us of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains.

Mission:

Garvan Woodland Gardens' mission is to preserve and enhance a unique part of the Ouachita environment; provide people with a place of learning, research, cultural enrichment, and serenity; develop and sustain gardens, landscapes, and structures of exceptional aesthetics, design, and construction; and partner with and serve communities of which the Gardens is a part.

From the dynamic architectural structures to the majestic botanical landscapes, Garvan Woodland Gardens offers breathtaking sights (and fantastic photo opportunities) at every turn.


Verna Cook Garvan, a long-time resident of southern Arkansas, was founder and benefactress of Garvan Woodland Gardens. The Garvans made Hot Springs their home and were involved in several businesses affiliated with ABCO (A. B. Cook) Industries, the most notable being Malvern Brick and Tile Company. Now an independent department of the University's School of Architecture, the gardens continue to flourish and grow through the support of the Arkansas Legislature, Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, many generous private donors, and over 3,000 members.



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Upcoming Events at Garvan Woodland Gardens

Holiday High Tea

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 3:30pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Holiday High Tea

Holiday Lights

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Holiday Lights

Dance City Studio Performers

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 5:30pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Dance City Studio Performers

Santa Nights

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Santa Nights

Holiday Lights

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Holiday Lights

Ouachita Hills Academy Ringers Of Hope

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 5:30pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Ouachita Hills Academy Ringers Of Hope

Santa Nights

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Santa Nights

Holiday Lights

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Holiday Lights

The Village Strings Holiday Concert

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 6:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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The Village Strings Holiday Concert

Santa Nights

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Santa Nights

Holiday Lights

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Holiday Lights

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Holiday Lights

Arkansas Youth Chorale Concert

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 at 6:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Arkansas Youth Chorale Concert

Holiday Lights

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Hot Springs National Park, AR
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Holiday Lights

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Friday, Dec 21, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Saturday, Dec 22, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Monday, Dec 24, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Thursday, Dec 27, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Sunday, Dec 30, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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Holiday Lights

Monday, Dec 31, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
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