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Daffodil Days

February 15 - March 15 2015

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily - Garden Grounds

Enjoy the dance of thousands of daffodils in various shades of yellow and white, when these happy blooms make their annual appearance throughout the Gardens. Many are concentrated on the Three Sisters of Amity Daffodil Hill on Warren's Woodland Walk in the center of the main garden grounds, as well as at the Trapp Mountain Overlook and on the Twin Rock Ridges Trail.

Regular Gardens admission applies. Members free, $15 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 0-5.

Check the Gardens Facebook page for current status of the Gardens blooms.

March Art Exhibit

March 1 - March 31 2015

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

In March, two of the Artistic Diva’s, Millie Steveken and Cynthia Schanink, will once again grace the walls of the Magnolia room with beautiful watercolors. These long time friends enjoy painting together locally and abroad. Their latest technique is pouring paint on paper to produce lively results. Many of the paintings depict garden scenery.

Since moving to Arkansas twenty one years ago, Millie has devoted a great deal of time to painting and teaching watercolors, but she is also accomplished in other mediums. Her works have appeared in many juried shows where she has won numerous awards, and was also selected for the Artist-in-Residence program at Hot Springs National Park..She is past president of the “Artists’ Workshop Gallery” and Hot Springs Village “Brush Strokes”.” She continues to be active in these groups as well as “Mid-Southern Watercolor Society” The Repertory Theatre Artworks, and “The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs”. Her work is included in both national and private collections throughout the United States.

Cynthia, a grandmother of five, raised her three children here in Arkansas while painting and teaching in watercolor for over 30 years. Presently she is president of Hot Springs Village “Brush Strokes”. While she earned signature statues of “Mid-Southern Watercolorists,” she is also secretary and past president of the “Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs”. She is not retired from working with her husband Daniel as president in their company “TLC Vacation Rentals” with three houses that rent out short term on Mt. Nebo and Hot Springs Village. Her work has earned numerous awards in juried exhibitions and is included in both national and private collections throughout the world. When she takes a vacation it is on a cruise ship teaching watercolor to the interested guests on sea days.

Advanced Health Walks

March 2 - June 29 2015

Mondays beginning March 2 through June 29
9:00-10:00 a.m., Meet in Welcome Center Lobby

Beautiful morning strolls in an even more beautiful setting, but with a twist! Fitness buff Sharon Turrentine takes you on exhilarating 3-mile hikes through places in the Gardens most folks never see. It’s always a different route with something interesting to see and you’ll get your week off to a great start. Comfortable clothes appropriate to the weather and good walking shoes recommended. No reservations required, please join us!

Free with admission

Beginner Health Walks

March 3 - June 30 2015

Tuesdays beginning March 3 through June 30
9:00-10:00 a.m., Meet in Welcome Center Lobby

This 1-mile walk is perfect for those who want to really savor the Gardens while they get some great exercise. Garden staff members lead participants on a carefully selected course each week to get the blood pumping while enjoying whatever’s in season. Comfortable clothes appropriate to the weather and good walking shoes recommended. No reservations required, please join us!

Free with admission

Just Tea Basics: 3,000 Years of Delight

March 10 

1-2:30 p.m., Millsap Bride’s Hall

Don’t just enjoy Tuesday Tea, come early and discover the secrets of turning fragrant leaves of Camellia sinensis, the tea plant, into one of the world’s most beloved beverages. Herbalist Cindy Faulk teaches how to brew the perfect cup while you enjoy oolong, green, black, and herbal teas. Create a custom tea to take home, then help pick ingredients for the special Garvan Gardens Blend to be served at March’s Tea immediately following the workshop.

$10 Members | $25 Non-members | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664
Non-Member Special: With this workshop, attend Spring Tea at the member price to enjoy the fruits of your labors!

Mrs. Garvan's Tea

March 10 

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.

$23 Members | $29 Non-members | Reserve online or call 501-262-9300

Beginning Jewelry Making

March 11 

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Magnolia Room

It’s all in the mechanics, but fortunately the technical side of making beautiful accessories is easy and fun. From attaching clasps to making the perfect loop for finishing an earring, artist Lynn Harris teaches you simple techniques for making necklaces, bracelets, charms, pendants, and other projects. And, they’re perfect gifts. All supplies included, bring a white t-shirt to use as a work surface and don’t forget your glasses!

$10 Members | $25 Non-members | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Beauty and the Bride, 2015 Hot Springs Bridal Expo

March 15 

1 to 4 p.m. - Hot Springs Country Club

"Beauty and the Bride," the 2015 Hot Springs Bridal Expo is again presented jointly by Garvan Woodland Gardens and Signature Events. Meet dozens of vendors at the beautiful Hot Springs Country Club, 101 Country Club Drive. This will be an opportunity for prospective brides to find ideas for ceremony and reception venues, wedding attire, hair and makeup, florists and designers, bakeries and caterers, photographers and videographers, musicians and DJs, event planners, rentals and supplies, personalized gifts, accommodations, transportation, and more.

Door prizes and a Hot Springs Destination Wedding Package will be given away. Must be present to win. Drawing will be held at the conclusion of the Bridal Expo on March 15, 2015. Restrictions and limitations apply. Subject to vendor availabiity/vendor services/products cannot be redeemed for cash.

Admission: $10 per person at the door.

The Muses Spring Concert "Celtic Spring"

March 15 

3 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Muses present their annual "St. Patrick's Day" celebration featuring Irish harp, flute and voices.

Tickets, $25 each, are available online at; or by calling the Muses Cultural Arts Center, 501.609.9811.

Gardening 101 Workshops "Great Being Green" and "Daffodils" - CLASS FULL

March 17 

It’s Great Being Green
9:30 a.m.-Noon, Magnolia Room

Let “green” bring new dimensions of subtle beauty to your landscape. Bob Byers kicks off a jam-packed morning with great ideas for using green to create garden interest, followed by master gardeners Yvonne Becker and Sherry Faulkner sharing tips for growing great fern and moss gardens. You will experience growing tips, new plants to learn, and lots of luscious, fabulous green to keep you dreaming.

Daffodils for Your Garden
1 p.m.-3 p.m., Magnolia Room

There’s a reason daffodils have more names than almost any other Southern flower. From rock-hardy constitutions to their cheery blooms, these harbingers of spring have withstood the test of time. They even shine through snow and ice! Bonnie McClure of the Arkansas Daffodil Society shows you all the ins and outs of growing armloads of bright sunny blooms, then veteran horticulturist Paula Wallace gives you a personal tour of the Gardens’ extensive collection.

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

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