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Anthony Chapel Closed for Maintenance

February 23 - March 31 2017


9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily

Anthony Chapel will be closed for maintenance to daytime visitors for a roofing project. Closures are possible on any day; call the GardenShop at 501-262-9620 to check availability. Scheduled private weddings will still take place.

101 Workshop "Botany Basics & Plant Taxonomy"

March 1 


10 a.m., Magnolia Room

Garvan Education Director Rush Fentress unpacks the various classification systems used in talking about plants, with a focus on clearing up confusion about the Linnean system of binomial nomenclature. This presentation will also discuss some of the plant structures that are used in identifying and comparing plant species.

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

Art Exhibit: "Mixing It Up"

March 1 - March 31 2017


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

Linda Shearer, Joyce Weaver, and Sheliah Halderman will show their artwork.

Linda Shearer’s paintings include traditional and contemporary scenes of misty mountains, waterfalls, peaceful rivers and vibrant flowers and birds. She uses a variety of rice papers and her paintings encourage the viewer to relate to the scene and sense the unique quality and beauty of nature.

Joyce Weaver works in watercolor and mixed media. Favorite subjects include people, pets and still life, although her show will contain several landscapes and some abstract art. She is a member of Brush Strokes and the Artists’ Workshop Gallery in Hot Springs, and has won several ribbons in competition.

Sheliah Halderman is mainly a pastel artist who enjoys painting all subjects but primarily paints landscapes of Arkansas and from photos from her travels. She has also taught pastel classes and workshops thru local art groups and at the National Park Community College.

Art exhibits are free and open to the public. A portion of all sales go to benefit Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Keys to Good Pruning with Janet Carson - SOLD OUT

March 7 


9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Magnolia Room

Join Janet Carson and friends for a one-day informative workshop on pruning ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as fruiting plants and vines. From crepe myrtles and quince to blueberry bushes and grapevines, learn everything you need to know to encourage beautiful flowers and fruit on your beloved plants. Janet will discuss the right times and methods for pruning, as well as demonstrating proper cutting techniques and the best tools for each job. Get your plants in shape for the best results in 2017.

Refreshments, sign-in, and lunch orders placed at 9:00 a.m. Options for lunch are turkey, chicken salad, pimiento & cheese. Each of these three can be ordered as sandwich or salad, and comes with chips, cookie, and beverage (tea, lemonade, or water).

Do It Yourself! presented by The Water Buffalo

March 11 


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

Morning Session: Cheese made from goat milk is called Chevre. Nolen will make Chevre cheese in class from locally-sourced goat milk. He will also discuss making Farmhouse style cheese. Participants will sample some Farmhouse cheese made a few days prior.

Afternoon Session: Nolen will discuss the process of making beer using grains and no additional extract sugars. The entire process of converting starches from grains into sugar, rinsing those grains of the sugars, and then adding hops to a boiling pot is referred to as “all grain” brewing. Each step will be covered from both a scientific and practical perspective. It is highly recommended that participants have either attempted to make beer using extract methods or have read extensively about the beer making process to get the most out of this class.

$20 Members | $30 Non-Members | Reservations Required | Door Prizes! | Register online or call 800-366-4664

Beauty and The Bride: Hot Springs Bridal Expo

March 12 


1-4 p.m., Hamp Williams Building

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, Arkansas Bride magazine, and Hamp Williams Building.

The Muses "Celtic Spring" Concert

March 12 


3 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Muses Creative Artistry Project celebrates the beauty of spring with a spectacular performance of its concert entitled, “Celtic Spring” on Sunday March 12 at 3 p.m. in Anthony Chapel. This is the first concert of the Muses’ 2017 “Art and Song” seasonal concert series. It features gorgeous professional vocal, instrumental, and lyrical dance performances, of delightful and heartfelt, traditional and contemporary Irish and English ballads in solos, duets, and ensembles, complete with Celtic flutes, harp and piano, drums and pipes, all in the style of the Celtic Women.

Celtic music is a world music genre that has touched the hearts of a devoted audience that spans the globe. The Muses Project has received high praise from Celtic music lovers throughout central Arkansas who have experienced the evocative and uplifting music of “Celtic Spring”. This concert is a unique blend of energetic, beautiful, and ethereal Irish and English ballads, including settings of Shakespeare Sonnets, and Robert Burns poems, with traditional Celtic favorites, such as “A Gaelic Blessing”, “May the Road Rise to Meet You”, “Dulaman”, and “The Parting Glass”. If you love Celtic music, you won’t want to miss this concert, held in the beautiful and magical Anthony Chapel!

Individual tickets are $35 and may be purchased by contacting the Muses at 501.609.9811 or via the Muses website: www.themusesproject.org.

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

Advanced Health Hikes

March 13 - June 19 2017


Mondays, March 13 – June 19
9:00 a.m. – 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 3-mile hikes along various garden trails. Comfortable clothes appropriate for weather and good hiking shoes are recommended.

FREE to members or with paid daily admission | no reservation required

101 Workshop "Cut It Out: Cut Flower Gardening"

March 14 


12 p.m., Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Education Center

Garvan Horticulture Manager Minnie Shelor presents an overview of basic cut flower gardening, including a discussion on flowers recommended for our climate and how to keep them fresh.

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

Mrs. Garvan's Tea

March 14 


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.

$28 Members | $33 Non-members | Reservations Required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

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