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Group Health Walks - Pets and Strollers Welcome!

March 1 - June 28 2021

10:15-11:15 a.m., Mondays starting March 1

Stimulate your heart and senses as you take in the beautiful grounds on organized health walks at Garvan Woodland Gardens with Sharon Turrentine & the Monday Crew! Masks are required for entry, and in some Garden areas.

Free to Members or with paid daily admission: $15 ages 13 and up | $5 ages 4-12 | free ages 3 and younger | $5 dogs on a short leash

Tai Chi Series "Strength in Motion"

April 1 - June 24 2021

Thursdays, April 1 through June 24
1:30-2:30 p.m., Great Lawn

Join Oaklawn Center on Aging to learn this ancient, low impact practice that increases flexibility, balance, and strength. Loose, comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended. For more information on the class or inclement weather plans, contact Kathy Packard at Oaklawn Center on Aging, (501) 623-0020.

Free to Members or with paid daily admission | Click here to join online

Docent Community--Walk and Learn!

April 14 - June 30 2021

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Meet on the Welcome Center Deck 


Join the docent community this Spring for free guided tours of select Garden areas (admission required). The spring strolls will be focused on gaining familiarity with the Gardens and staying fresh on the current and recent construction projects within the Gardens. At Garvan Woodland Gardens, docents serve as volunteer tour guides and liaisons to the public. Whether you are interested in learning about the Gardens, sharing botanical or historical knowledge, or simply curious about what GWG has to offer, the docent community is welcome to all.  

Dates for select Wednesdays:

April 14, 28

May 12, 26

Jun 16, 30

Free to Members, GWG Volunteers, or with paid daily admission | Please call to register!

Yoga at the Gardens

April 17 - May 29 2021

10:30 am – 11:30 am @ Klipsch Amphitheater
April 17, May 1, 15 & 29

Come join 500hr Yoga Instructor, Diana Esanu as she leads an all level yoga series at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Each class involves gentle grounding poses, invigorating breath work, intentional connection with nature, all followed by a 10 minute guided meditation. Come enjoy a morning receiving the fantastic benefits of both yoga and nature. Bring your own mat and your most favorite people. Class registration includes same-day admission to the Gardens. 

$20 per class (Non-Members) | Free to GWG Members! | Pre-registration required | Please call (501) 262-9300 to register | Click here to join online

Fairy & Wizards Tea for Children

July 13 

3 p.m., Magnolia Room

Children are the honored guests at this super-popular annual summertime tea. The food and beverage event features 3 courses and is served in the traditional English style. Guests enjoy assorted scones, finger sandwiches and desserts. Each course is accompanied by a variety of flavorful teas. Children are encouraged to dress as fairies or wizards for this fantasy-filled afternoon while the Garden's tea fairy (Susan Harper) entertains with a short lesson in tea etiquette, followed by stories to delight the young guests in attendance.

$34 adult members | $39 adult non-members | $15 per child | Reservations Required | Call 800-366-4664 or 501-262-9300 to reserve your seats | Seating is limited

Mrs. Garvan's Fall Tea

November 9 

3 p.m., Magnolia Room

This elegant tea, honoring the Gardens namesake, Verna Cook Garvan, includes 3 different courses of delicious sweet and savory delicacies. A different specially chosen tea will accompany each course. Mrs. Garvan (a/k/a Susan Harper), will present an entertaining oral history of her life and the beginnings of what would become Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Seating is very limited due to Covid restrictions. Guest's health and safety are very important to us. Reservations are required to facilitate safe social distancing.

$34 Members | $39 Non-members | Reservations Required | Seating is limited | Includes admission to the garden | To make a reservation please call 800-366-4664

Holiday High Tea

December 7 

3 p.m.,  Magnolia Room

Join us for an elegant holiday tea served in the traditional English style. Guests will enjoy 3 delectable courses of assorted scones, finger sandwiches and desserts all accompanied by a variety of flavorful teas. Then enjoy the winter gardens and the festive tradition of Holiday Lights after the tea.

$39 adult members | $42 non-members | Reservations Required | Call 800-366-4664 to make reservations | Seating is limited

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