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Docent Training

February 18 - November 5 2020


Docent Schedule – Walk and Learn!
Classes will meet in the Welcome Center and tour respective garden areas.
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


  • February 18 – Welcome Back! Current Docents Meeting
  • March 10 – Garden Orientation & History
  • March 17 – GWG Master Plan Overview
  • March 24 – Spring Bulbs (including tulips)
  • April 7 – Garden of the Pine Wind
  • April 21 – Ferns 
  • May 5 – Children’s Garden & Nature Preserve
  • May 26 – Native Plant Species
  • June 1 – Summer Annuals 
  • June 29 – Flowering Border (focus on perennials) *8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • October 15 – Mums & Early Fall Interest
  • November 5 – Forest Ecology and Late Fall Interest
Docent training classes are designed to prepare (and refresh) individuals to serve as volunteer tour-guides. Participants may join these free classes at any time.

Registration is required for each class. Register for classes online or call 800-366-4664


Spring Photowalks

February 29 - May 2 2020


Photowalks are a lot of fun and offer a low-stress learning environment that can help improve your photography all while getting to meet and hang out with other photographers. Participants of all skill levels are encouraged to attend our spring series of photowalks. Any camera, including smartphones and tablets/iPads are welcome. The walks last 1.5 to 2 hours, and for those who are interested, we will offer a quick classroom session before each walk to discuss lighting, composition, and focus tips for each session. Led by Julia Mann. Meet at the Welcome Center!

  • Saturday, February 29 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Early Spring Beauty - A focus on daffodils, early spring bulbs including tulips and Japanese camellias.
  • Saturday, March 7 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Japanese Cherry Trees and Koi Pond – Capturing images of Japanese Cherry Trees, two koi ponds, cascades, koi fish, and photographing reflections on water.
  • Saturday, March 14 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Tulips, Tulips, Tulips – Learn some special tips and tricks to enhance your tulip photography.
  • Saturday, March 28 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Tulips: A Closer Look - Through the camera lens, discover that each tulip has its own personality, with interesting curves, lines, textures and variations.
  • Saturday, April 11 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Singing Springs Gorge and Millsap Canopy Bridge – Featuring cascades ending in a beautiful waterfall. Azaleas, ferns, hydrangeas, rhododendrons and dogwood add to the beautiful display.
  • Wednesday, April 22 @ 9:30 a.m. (note: different time)
    Earth Day – Join us for a special photo-walk in the 45-acre Hixson Family Nature Preserve, located on a dual peninsula. We will be joined by GWG education director Rush Fentress, who will answer questions and share information on the Gardens’ preservation efforts.
  • Saturday, May 2 @ 3:00 p.m.
    Butterflies & other Pollinators – The Flowering Border and the Southern Inspiration Garden provide opportunities to capture these crucial visitors at work among the colorful blooms in the Gardens
Free Members | $20 Non-Members (each class) | Registration Required | Register online or call 800-366-4664

March Exhibit - William Rainey Photography

March 1 - March 31 2020


William Rainey, born and raised in middle America, now resides in Mena, AR. According to Rainey, he photographs flora, fauna, railroads, waterfalls, wildlife and anything in nature.

Rainey’s work is displayed at his restaurant, the Chopping Block Steak House, in Mena, at Queen Wilhelmina State Lodge, at the Rainey Day Resort, the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Museum in Springdale, the 1894 Gallery in Texarkana, and several corporations and commercial enterprises. His photos have appeared in many publications including the National Park Service, Backpacker magazine, Bugle magazine (Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation), the State of Arkansas, Capture Arkansas and several international publications such as Bauer Media Group in Hamburg, Germany. “Calico Rock on the White River” was chosen as the ”People’s Choice” at 1894 Gallery in Texarkana in 2019.

Exhibits in the Magnolia Room are free and open to the public during regular business hours of 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. A portion of the sale of any work benefits Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Group Health Walks

March 2 - June 29 2020


Pets and Strollers Welcome!

March 2 – June 29
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 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 with Sharon Turrentine & the Monday Crew
  • Thursdays – 2 miles with alternating GWG Staff
Free to Members or with paid daily admission | $15 adults | $5 ages 4-12 | free ages 0-3 | No reservations needed! Just show up ready to walk!

Yoga at the Gardens

March 7 - May 16 2020


Saturdays: March 7, 21; April 4, 18; May 2, 16
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Klipsch Amphitheatre

Registered Yoga Instructor & Thai Fusion Certified Diana Esanu teaches a 6-part yoga series. Each class will involve skillful stretches, gentle poses, uplifting breath work, and affirmations, followed by a ten-minute guided meditation - all simultaneously in connection with nature. BYOM (Bring your own mats!) & your most favorite people!

Free to Members | $12 Non-Members (per session) | Registration Required for each session | Register online or call 800-366-4664

Herbalist Series - Part 1 DIY Cold Frames

March 8 


2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Magnolia Room


A Guide to Homegrown Herbs: Part 1 of a 3-part series presented by local natural herbalist Tami Sain. Get your herbs started early! All materials provided, participants will be guided through the construction of a tabletop cold frame from scratch.

$20 Members | $30 Non-Members | Registration required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Mrs. Garvan's Tea

March 10 


3 p.m., Magnolia Room

This delightful afternoon tea features a living history presentation of Mrs. Verna Garvan, the Gardens’ benefactress. Enjoy traditional tea fare, be entertained by Susan Harper’s expert depiction, and take a stroll through the Gardens’ spring blooms before or after the tea.

$34 Members | $39 Non-members | Reservations Required | Seating is limited | Includes admission to the garden | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664


Botanical Illustration Class - Poison Ivy

March 14 


2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Magnolia Room

poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) Local artist Ginger Ladehoff and Garvan education director Rush Fentress co-teach classes focused on creating meaningful botanical illustrations. Each class will focus on a different plant (or group of plants). Classes include a short botanical lecture and one-on-one instruction with drawings. All materials provided.

$20 Members (per class) | $30 Non-Members | Registration Required | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Flintknapping Demonstration & Artifact Identification

March 14 


10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Magnolia Room

March is Archeology Month! Archeology Month is designed to broaden the public’s interest and appreciation for Arkansas’s archeological resources and to encourage participation in conservation and preservation efforts (arkarch.org). Presented by the Ouachita Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, this exhibit includes a flintknapping demonstration and a segment dedicated to identifying stone artifacts. Attendees are encouraged to bring any artifacts (stone tools, arrowheads, etc.) for identification and sharing. Join us for an exploration into the rich history of the Ouachita Mountain region, and the interactions of peoples who inhabited this place!

Exhibit is free and open to the public. | Presentation does not include admission to the Gardens | Registration Required | Register online or call 800-366-4664

Wiliam Rainey "Meet The Artist" Reception

March 15 


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Magnolia Room

William Rainey Photography will be hosting a "Meet the Artist" reception with hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages in the Magnolia Room on the afternoon of Sunday, March 15.

William Rainey, of Mena, AR, was born and raised in middle America. He's been fortunate enough to travel the world hiking, sailing, fishing, climbing and exploring. Somewhere along the way he took a photography class that gave him the means to bring the stunning scenery he witnessed back to his friends and clients. After observing some of the most rapturous and elegant scenery around the world, he realized that his native Arkansas was just as beautiful and captivating as any place on earth. Every week, Rainey ventures into the mountains and wildernesses of  Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas in a mud-splattered jeep at top speed. According to Rainey,  "For me, the distance between shots is wasted time. I can’t wait to see something magical that’s miles off the beaten track. I love flora, fauna, railroads, waterfalls, wildlife and anything in nature."

Rainey's work is displayed at his award-winning restaurant, the Chopping Block Steak House in Mena Arkansas, at the Queen Wilhelmina State Lodge, at his bed and breakfast, the Rainey Day Resort, the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Museum in Springdale, the 1894 Gallery in Texarkana, AR, and many other corporations and commercial enterprises. His work has been featured in many publications like the National Park Service, Backpacker Magazine, Bugle Magazine (published by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation), the State of Arkansas, Capture Arkansas and many international publications such as Bauer Media Group in Hamburg Germany. Just this last December, one of his photographs at the 1894 Gallery, Calico Rock on the White River, was chosen as the ”People’s Choice” out of all the artwork on display there.

The reception is free and open to the public.


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