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September Art Exhibit "Traditional Art Guild"

September 1 - September 30 2018

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

The Traditional Art Guild of Hot Springs will present their People’s Choice Award Show at Garvan Woodland Gardens throughout the month of September. Paintings of nature subjects in all mediums (oil, acrylic, pastels and watercolor) will be presented. The art will also be offered for sale by the artists with a portion of the sale going to projects at the Gardens. The art show winners are chosen by votes from visitors to the Gardens. Please come to the Magnolia Room anytime throughout the month of September and vote for your favorite painting.

Art Exhibits in the Magnolia Room are free and open to the public.

Spanish Language for Beginners: 10 Weeks

September 4 - November 15 2018

Tuesdays & Thursdays

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Magnolia Room

The Education Department at Garvan Gardens offers a 10-week session for members who are interested in learning or practicing the Spanish language. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and will follow an introductory curriculum with all textbooks and/or workbooks provided. No previous experience is needed. The program will feature keys to pronunciation, vocabulary and phrase building, verb conjugation, listening skills, and cultural differences among Spanish-speaking countries.

$100 Members | $125 Non-Members | Reservations are required and seating is limited | Register online or call 800-366-4664

Group Health Walks - Pets and Strollers Welcome!

September 10 - November 16 2018

9 a.m., Meet in Welcome Center

Stimulate your heart and senses as you take in the beautiful grounds on organized health walks at Garvan Woodland Gardens!

  • Mondays – 3 miles in 52 minutes with fitness buff Sharon Turrentine
  • Wednesdays – 2+ miles at a challenging pace, alongside nature enthusiast Ginger Ladehoff
  • Fridays – 2+ miles at a comfortable, conversational pace led by Garvan staff member Dee Garrett
Free Members | $15 Non-members | No reservations required!

Landscape Drawing Series

September 15 - November 10 2018

September 15, October 11, & November 10

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Learning Center

Local artist Ginger Ladehoff teaches a drawing workshop to students interested in nature still life drawing, landscapes, and trees. Ginger is a local artist, art educator and nature enthusiast. She loves to express herself through drawing outdoors. While all materials are provided, participants are encouraged to bring their own pencils if they have them. Using the gardens as inspiration, each student will produce original artwork.

$25 Members per class | $40 Non-Members | Reservations Required | Register online or call 800-366-4664 | Each class requires a separate online ticket

Vinyasa Yoga Series

September 22 - November 10 2018

Saturday, September 22
Saturday, October 20
Saturday, November 10

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Great Lawn

Local yogi Audra Ladehoff presents a one-hour session. Vinyasa yoga is a flowing practice linking breath to movement - a continuous sequence of poses that flows from one to the next with an assigned inhale or exhale, resulting in a fluid, expressive class that is perfect for those who like to move. Get ready to feel stronger, more energized and grounded as you practice.

$5 Members (per session) | $20 Non-Members (per session) | Reservations Required | Register online or call 800-366-4664

Bonsai Series - Beginner's Specimen Start-SOLD OUT

September 29 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Learning Center

Back by popular demand! Garvan Horticulturist Bryan Carlan leads a hands-on workshop for beginning bonsai gardeners. Bryan will discuss plant selection, container and materials sources, and techniques for producing a bonsai specimen that will endure the years. Each participant will produce a potted bonsai style tree.

$45 Members | $60 Non-members Reservations Required | Class size limited | Register online or call 800-366-4664


Introduction to Beekeeping

September 29 

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Magnolia Room

Join the good folks at Bemis Honey Bee Farm for a packed day of education and beekeeping fun. This class is a crash course for beginner beekeepers that features a hands-on portion at the bee hives. No experience or materials required. The lecture portion touches on honeybee biology, history, beekeeping practices, hive components, and honey harvesting. Safety gear is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own suit and gloves if preferred. Sign-in, refreshments, and lunch orders begin at 8:30 a.m.

$55 Members | $75 Non-Members | Lunch Included | Reservations Required | Register online or call 800-366-4664

October Art Exhibit "Mixing It Up"

October 1 - October 31 2018

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

Hot Springs Village artists Shelia Halderman, Marlene Gremillion, and Linda Shearer will exhibit art works in various mediums. Landscapes, florals, still lifes and contemporary images will be shown.

Sheliah Halderman is currently a member of Brush Strokes, Arkansas Artists Registry, and the Artists’ Workshop Gallery. She is a charter and Signature member of the Arkansas Pastel Society. She is a past member of the Hot Springs Village Arts Council. Sheliah is a retired elementary art teacher and has taught pastel art classes at National Park Community College, and has also given many workshops in using pastels.

Marlene Gremillion is member of Brush Strokes, a signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists, the Louisiana Watercolor Society and Arkansas Pastel Society. Marlene teaches at the National Park Community College, in Continuing Education and at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. She also enjoys traveling and teaching workshops. She is a registered teacher through the Arts on Tour with the Arkansas Arts Council Little Rock, AR. Marlene is in the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ 2017-2018 Artists Registry and member of the International Society of Experimental Artists.

Linda Shearer is a member of the Brush Strokes art league and The Village Art Club in Hot Springs Village, and she teaches and does demonstrations in Hot Springs Village. She will be exhibiting Chinese Brush Paintings, including traditional and contemporary landscape scenes and vibrant florals.

Art Exhibits in the Magnolia Room are free and open to the public.

Landscape for Life: 5 Weeks

October 3 - October 31 2018

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Magnolia Room & Millsap Bride’s Hall

Landscape for Life is a class designed to encourage participants to embrace sustainable practices while improving or developing a property. Over this five-session series, each participant will produce a design project with assistance and guidance from instructors. Local industry professionals serve as guest speakers as the class navigates the curriculum found at

$50 Individual | $65 Couple Doing Project Together | Reservations required | Register online or call 800-366-4664

Tai Chi Series "Strength in Motion"

October 4 - November 15 2018

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Beginner Short Staff
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Advanced Short Staff

Great Lawn & Garvan Pavilion

Join Oaklawn Center on Aging to learn this ancient, low impact practice that increases flexibility, balance, and strength. Loose, comfortable clothing and comfortable footwear are recommended.
Free Members | $15 Non-Members (per day) | Non-Member Special: advance purchase pass $30 for all Fall sessions | Reservations required for Non-Member Special rate pass | Call 800-366-4664 9 am - 4 pm weekdays to purchase the special pass

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