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Holiday Lights

November 19 - December 31 2016

1st Baptist Church of Benton Hallelujah Handbell Choir Concert

December 8 -

Santa Nights at Holiday Lights!

December 5 - December 8 2016

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Weddings


Save 10% on Your Wedding!

Get 10% off an Anthony Chapel Ceremony rental by becoming a member of the Gardens at the $85 Family and above levels. View our online Wedding Brochure.

Welcome to the Gardens!

Please Note: DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE GARDENS DURING HOLIDAY LIGHTS, 5 P.M. - 9 P.M.


Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. ONLINE TICKETS MUST BE PRINTED. Weekend nights (Friday & Saturday) are typically very crowded and can mean LONG wait times to park and enter the garden.

CLOSED THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAYS.


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.

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