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Holiday Lights 2014

November 22 - December 31 2014


Open nightly 5-9 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day


See 4 million brilliant bulbs transform approximately 17 acres into a memorable animated holiday display in one of Arkansas’ most anticipated events. Complimentary hot chocolate. The Chipmunk Café will be open from 3-9 p.m. each day during Holiday Lights.

Note: Dogs will not be allowed in the Gardens during Holiday Lights due to crowd traffic and safety issues.


Members Free | $10 adults | $5 ages 6-12 | Free ages 0-5
Golf Cart Tour $15 per person additional | No reservations

December Exhibit: Tim Donar Photography Exhibit

December 1 - December 31 2014


Tim Donar, a Conway photographer and fine art printmaker, will exhibit a collection of nature-inspired photographs in the Magnolia Room the month of December. Donar’s canvas prints are available for purchase.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Sharon Turrentine Holiday Concert

December 21 


3 p.m., Anthony Chapel

Once again, Garvan volunteer and concert favorite Sharon Turrentine will be giving a free holiday concert in beautiful Anthony Chapel.

Sharon was a featured entertainer on the ArkLaTex Roundup in Shreveport for four years. She has entertained at fairs and festivals all over Louisiana. She has emceed and entertained at local and state pageants across the nation, and even had the privilege of singing the Star Spangled Banner in the Super Dome!

Concert is free and open to the public.

Hot Springs Flute Ensemble Holiday Concert

December 22 


6:30 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Hot Springs Flute Ensemble, conducted by Sigilda Naidin, will return with “Sounds of Christmas." Thirty flutists will be performing on piccolos, C flutes, alto, bass, and contra bass flutes.
 
Concert is free and open to the public.

February Art Exhbit: Traditional Art Guild

February 1 - February 28 2015


9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Magnolia Room

The Traditional Art Guild is excited and honored to announce our Annual People's Choice Contest will be in the Magnolia Room of Garvan Gardens in February, 2015. The show will be a fun and colorful array of works created in all types of mediums showcasing a variety of techniques by TAG members. Guests to the exhibit will vote for their favorite painting and the recipient of the most votes wins a cash prize. The guild was formed by a group of Hot Springs artists over 50 years ago and its primary function is to promote, influence and provide encouragement to artists through traditional arts.

TAG meets monthly, September through May, at the Garland County Library and new members are always welcomed. Guests are free to visit one meeting prior to joining. For more information about TAG see www.traditionalartguild.com.

The show is free and open to the public.

Culinary Series: "Ambrosia! Cupid's Treats for a Truly Enchanted Evening"

February 7 


11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Magnolia Room

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Wouldn’t you like to whip up something really special for that special someone? Cupid’s helpers from Chiffonade Chef Services will show you great recipes you can make for the most romantic Valentine’s evening ever. And you’ll get to try them all just to get you in the mood. Let’s show Cupid that chocolate, gin, and cherries are a lot more fun than arrows! Come ready for a great meal and an easy, mesmerizing menu.

$45 members | $60 non-members | Registration required | Register online or call 800-366-4664

Sweethearts Dinner 2015

February 12 


6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Magnolia Room

Make a date with your sweetheart! Treat your Valentine to a special night at the Gardens with a gourmet seated dinner, cocktails, beer and wine, and entertainment! Last year’s banquet was a sold-out success, so make plans now to come!

$100 per couple members | $125 per couple non-members | Reservations required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Gardening 101: Ready, Set, Spring! (three classes)

February 13 


9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Magnolia Room

Ground Works: Soil, the Building Block of a Successful Garden

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Garland County Cooperative Extension Service Agent Allen Bates knows a lot about dirt. Let him show you the importance of healthy soil for a great landscape and how you can get started on creating some of your own. Get the big picture on soil basics like properly preparing your garden, why you should test your soil, and how to read soil test results. You’ll leave ready to get planting.

Growing Right: Pruning Techniques for your Best Trees Ever
10:45 a.m. - Noon
Alison Litchy of the Arkansas Forestry Commission tells all the ins and outs of pruning your trees properly. She’ll discuss techniques for producing trees that are strong, healthy and attractive. Listen and learn how, when and why to prune as Alison demonstrates simple principles for making sure your tree trimming efforts are a BIG success.

Gardening by the Moon
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Your grandparents probably performed every task on the farm by the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Hear about the principles behind the world’s most famous calendar and how these ancient concepts can help create great gardens in our own time. From planting and harvest to when pruning and weeding work best, there’s a time for everything under the moon!

Lunch Options (be sure to choose the lunch option for THIS DATE):
$10 Option 1: Turkey on Wheat, lettuce, tomato, pickle spear, mustard/mayo packets, chips, and cookie with tea or lemonade
$10 Option 2: Pimento Cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle spear, chips, and cookie with tea or lemonade

Free members | $15 non-members | Registration required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Feed the Birds! Treats for Feathered Friends

February 19 


9:30-10:45 a.m., Millsap Bride's Hall

From pine cones to corn cobs, it's fun to turn everyday objects into special treats for wild birds. Retired teacher Ellie Elsenheimer and other Garden volunteers show kids how to make sure our feathered friends are healthy and happy during the cold weather. Learn about what birds eat while making your very own feeder to take home.

$5 per child member | $10 per child non-member | Registration required | Ages 5-12 | Children must be accompanied by an adult | Reserve online or call 501-262-9300/800-366-4664

Carson/Byers Workshop "Propagate!"

February 26 


9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Magnolia Room

Are your gardening ambitions bigger than your budget? Join Janet Carson, Bob Byers, and the Gardens’ horticulture staff to learn how to get free plants! From air-layering to root division and leaf cuttings, watch the experts propagate favorite houseplants and annuals to carry over winter or just have extras for the garden and to share. At this hands-on event, you’ll not only see how to propagate a wide range of plant materials, you’ll get to do your own and take them home.

Lunch Options (be sure to choose the lunch option for THIS DATE):
$10 Option 1: Turkey on Wheat, lettuce, tomato, pickle spear, mustard/mayo packets, chips, and cookie with tea or lemonade
$10 Option 2: Pimento Cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle spear, chips, and cookie with tea or lemonade

$75 members | $90 non-member | Reservations required | Reserve and Purchase Lunch Tickets Online for this workshop or call 800-366-4664

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