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2015 Holiday Lights

November 21 - December 31 2015

The Village Chorale Holiday Lights Concert

December 1 -

Jingle Dogs Pup Parade!

November 30 -



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Welcome to the Gardens!

NOW through December 31 • 5-9 p.m. nightly!
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Dogs are not allowed in the Gardens during Holiday Lights, except at the Jingle Dogs Pup Parade on Monday November 30.
Admission: $15 adults (13 and up), $5 ages 6-12, free ages 0-5

Welcome to Garvan Woodland Gardens, 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.

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.