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Winter Garden Festival 2020

November 21 - December 31 2020

Group Health Walks - Pets and Strollers Welcome!

October 5 - November 30 2020



Save 10% on Your Wedding!

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

Welcome to the Gardens!

Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Last admission at 5 p.m.)
Admission payments by EXACT CASH or CREDIT CARD Only

$15 adults | $5 ages 4-12 | free ages 0-3 | $5 dogs
(dogs must be on a short, non-retractable leash)

  • Masks are required indoors by Arkansas Governor's Executive Order 20-43
  • Anthony Chapel interior and Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Center interior are closed to the public; restrooms at the Grooms Quarters and Brides Hall are closed to the public.
  • Golf Cart Tours available on a limited basis; first come first served
  • Cafe Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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.


Click here to learn about employment opportunities at Garvan Woodland Gardens.