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"Do It Yourself" 101 Workshops with Nolen Buffalo

February 20 

Do it yourself! Nolen Buffalo, owner and operator of The Water Buffalo in Little Rock, will come to the Gardens for a full day of fun and informative workshops! There will be drawings for $200 worth of door prizes related to the workshop topics throughout the day.

Cost: $15 Members | $30 Non-Members, includes Garden admission

Gardening 101: "Intro to Beer Making"
Saturday, February 20
9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Magnolia Room

This class is designed for the beer maker who has limited or zero experience! Participants will learn the procedures for making beer from a kit or from scratch. Using the hardware that comes in a standard Beer Maker’s Starter Kit, Nolen will discuss the pieces of equipment that brewers use and how to use them. Informational topics include beer-making ingredients, additional hardware that a brewer may want to purchase, bottling procedures, kegging, and some of the optional steps one can take to create a special beer.

Gardening 101: "Intro to Wine Making"
Saturday, February 20
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Magnolia Room

This class is designed for the beginning wine maker with little to no experience! Participants will learn about the wine making process, including the fruit to be used (and how to save and prepare it), the additives needed to ensure the desired taste, the hardware that is needed, the timeframe involved, recipes and optional steps, and the sweetening and bottling process. Nolen will cover every aspect of wine making in this class.

Gardening 101: "Intro to Cheese Making"
Saturday, February 20
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Magnolia Room

This class is an entry level class for cheese makers. Nolen will demonstrate how to make fresh Ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. Participants will start off with one gallon of whole milk and will be eating cheese an hour later!

Gardening 101: "Intro to Hydroponics"
Saturday, February 20
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Magnolia Room

Have you ever wanted home-grown tomatoes in the middle of winter? In this class, Nolen will explain the differences among various styles of hydroponic gardens and how to operate them. Participants will learn about the hardware pieces, tools needed, nutrient application techniques, pH and pollutant control, and many other factors that will affect the quality of hydroponic gardens.

March Art Exhibit: "Collection 2016 Spring" by Jamie Kirkell

March 1 - March 31 2016

Silk painting artist Jamie Kirkell returns with a wonderful exhibition of his new scarves for 2016. The exhibit will feature hand-painted silk scarves, printed scarves, and several large hanging tapestries and a quilt. Kirkell’s paintings have been exhibited in the United States, Israel and Aruba, and are in collections at the Chrysler Building in New York, the Aish Hatorah Library in Jerusalem, Devi Sri Hotels in Aruba and the Turnberry Isle Resort in Miami.
Art Exhibits in the Magnolia Room and are free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza

March 1 - April 16 2016

Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Celebrate the end of winter at the Gardens during Tulip Extravaganza! There are thousands of beautiful blooms – starting in February with crocus, daffodils, and hyacinths; followed closely or perhaps concurrently depending on weather by over 150,000 brilliant Dutch tulips. In addition, spring annuals and azaleas bloom, making it the biggest display of color between Dallas and Memphis all season. For up-to-date photos and peak bloom times, check the Gardens’ Facebook page:

Free Members | $15 adults | $5 ages 6-12 | Free ages 0-5 | Spring Blooms sponsored by CHI St. Vincent

Beginner Pysanky with Lorrie Popow

March 5 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Magnolia Room

Join 2015 Arkansas Living Treasure Award recipient Lorrie Popow on a journey to discover one of Europe’s oldest traditions! This basic pysanky class is designed for beginners to the Ukrainian egg art style. By the end of this class, students will complete a beautiful multi-color design on a real eggshell.

Topics covered include: sketching using guidelines, using a kistka to apply melted wax to an egg to mask design areas, dyeing the egg from lightest to darkest colors, removing the wax and varnishing the finished egg.

Each student will receive a kit that contains dyes, a kistka, wax, egg holder, full-color design instructions, as well as pamphlets on symbols, suppliers, and other resources in order to continue working on the art form for years to come.

$35 Members | $50 Non-Members, includes Garden admission | Reservations Required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Health Walks

March 7 - June 27 2016

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Meet in the Welcome Center

Stimulate your heart and senses with health walks at Garvan Woodland Gardens! Fitness buff Sharon Turrentine will challenge you on exhilarating 3-mile hikes along various garden landscapes. With a different route each Monday, you will get your week off to a great start! Comfortable clothes appropriate for weather and good walking shoes are recommended.

Free Members | $15 Non-members | No reservation required

Mrs. Garvan's Tea

March 8 

3:00 p.m. - Magnolia Room

This delightful afternoon tea features a living history presentation of Mrs. Verna Garvan, the Gardens' benefactress. Enjoy traditional tea fare and be entertained by Susan Harper, alias Mrs. Garvan.

$27 Members | $32 Non-members | Reserve online or call 501-262-9300

In the Garden: Basics with Janet Carson

March 10 

Magnolia Room
9:30 a.m. - Lunch - 3:00 p.m.

Now is the time to start planning and preparing your garden! Join Arkansas State Horticulture Specialist Janet Carson and friends as they present seasoned tips shared by local and regional Master Gardeners. This “Gardening 101” style class is perfect for first time gardeners! Registration begins and refreshments will be served at 9:00 a.m.

$15 Members | $30 Non-Members, includes Garden admission | Reservations Required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Advanced Beer Making with Nolen Buffalo

March 12 

Magnolia Room
10:00 a.m. - Noon

In this advanced class, Nolen Buffalo, owner and operator of The Water Buffalo in Little Rock, will cover the hardware, techniques, helpful hints and suggestions you’ll want to know about if you plan to make beer from scratch using malted barley, hop flowers, and yeast. Participants will build on the knowledge and experience shared from the “Intro to Beer Making” class. Students are encouraged to attempt to make beer before attending the advanced class. Further discussion includes topics such as brew in a bag, three tier brewing, and variations of the two methods. Nolen will also discuss the process of kegging beer versus bottling it.

Free Members | $15 Non-Members | Reservations Required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Beauty and The Bride: Hot Springs Bridal Expo

March 13 

1-4 p.m., The Hills at Belvedere

Join vendors from around the state, all in one location, to plan your perfect dream wedding. A wedding package will be awarded to one lucky bride the day of the event. Must be present to win.

Admission: $10 per person at the door. Sponsored by Garvan Woodland Gardens, Signature Events of Hot Springs, Complete Weddings & Events, Arkansas Bride magazine, and The Hills at Belvedere.

The Muses Spring Concert "Celtic Spring"

March 13 

3 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Muses Creative Artistry Project heralds the beauty of spring with a spectacular performance of its concert entitled, “Celtic Spring” on Sunday March 13 at 3 p.m. in Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens. “Celtic Spring”, the first concert of the Muses’ 2016 “Art and Song” concert series, features lyrical dancers with seven lovely and talented professional female musicians performing delightful and heartfelt traditional and contemporary Irish and English ballads in solos, duets, and ensembles, complete with Celtic flutes, harp and piano, all in the style of the Celtic Women.

Individual tickets are $30 and may be purchased by contacting the Muses at 501.609.9811 or via the Muses website:

The Muses Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission
is to preserve classical arts through performance and education.

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