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Welcome to the Gardens!

Special Notice: Anthony Chapel will be closed beginning Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 8 a.m. through Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. for routine maintenance and cleaning. The nature of this project will require that no one but authorized personnel will be allowed to enter during this time.

Special Notice:
Beginning September 2, 2014, Golf Cart Tour Rides will be $15 per person in addition to regular admission. Golf Cart Tour Rides are sold on a first come, first served basis. There are no reservations for Golf Cart Rides. Cart Tours are offered every day during regular Garden operation hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The last Golf Cart Tour is sold at 4:30 p.m. daily.

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.