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Garden Admission & Hours

Gardens Open Daily: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day
(except closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and month of January)
The Chipmunk Cafe will open for the year on March 1, 2019

Admission Fees (tax included)*
  • Members: Free
  • Adults 13 and up: $15.00
  • Children 4-12: $5.00
  • Children 0-3: Free
  • Dogs (on short non-retractable leash) one per person: $5.00
  • Dogs are NOT ALLOWED in Anthony Chapel or the Evans Tree House, or during Holiday Lights
  • Golf Cart Ride: $15.00 per person, cannot be reserved
  • Parking: Free
*rates always subject to change without notice

Payment Options 
GWG accepts cash, all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), Debit cards, and checks with proper I.D.

Special rates are available for groups and schools. Group tours should be reserved two weeks in advance to receive special rate. One form of payment required for group rate. Click here for more details.

Garden Closings

The Gardens are always closed on:
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • January, including New Year's Day
Inclement Weather Closings: The Gardens closes if inclement weather occurs which would threaten the safety of visitors. These instances include, but are not limited to, lightning, hail, or ice in the area. The Gardens also closes if there is a scheduled or unforeseen power outage that would limit our ability to provide basic services to our visitors.
Handicap Accessibility & Parking
While is is our goal to offer handicap accessibility throughout the Gardens, some of the Gardens is currently not barrier free and assistance is necessary. Many paths and garden areas have paved surfaces throughout; some paths classified as "ADA Accessible" are packed gravel surfaces that are difficult for someone pushing a wheelchair to navigate; be advised that a complete tour of the Gardens will include both types of surfaces.

Handicap parking is offered in the middle parking lot bay across from the entrance to the Pratt Welcome Center. Golf cart tours by a trained guide are available for visitors with limited mobility. See rate above.

Mobility in the Gardens
Garvan Woodland Gardens is a WALKING tour Garden. NO BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER BLADES OR ROLLER SKATES ARE ALLOWED. We offer a golf cart tour for an additional fee; see above. Garvan does not have "Dedicated Bike Lanes" as indicated on Google Maps and we are trying to have that changed on Google Maps web pages. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Special Needs
Wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs and strollers are allowed and work well in the Gardens. Visitors needing a wheelchair should bring their own. The Gardens has several wheelchairs available on a first-come basis. We have a few umbrella strollers available to borrow on a first come, first served basis only. 

Dog Policy (adopted 7.1.18)
We love our furry friends and want them to continue to enjoy walking in the Gardens. Here are the guidelines:

  1. Well behaved dogs on a short leash are welcome. Members’ dogs are free, all others $5.
  2. One dog per person* and dogs must remain leashed at all times and places in the Gardens.
  3. Retractable leashes are not allowed. Maximum leash length is 6 feet.
  4. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required (tag on collar).
  5. Aggressive dogs, dogs in heat, or dogs that bark excessively in the Welcome Center are not permitted. Garvan Gardens reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any dog thought to be disruptive or dangerous to guests or other dogs.
  6. Please use discretion where you permit your dog to relieve itself. Please keep them out of the planting beds and you must pick up waste and dispose of it properly. Plastic bags are available at the cash registers.
  7. Dogs are not allowed inside Anthony Chapel, inside the Tree House, or in the ponds.
  8. Water is available at the dog fountain in front of the Welcome Center, at the Pavilion and Perry Point Restrooms and at the Chipmunk Café.
  9. Dogs are not permitted during Holiday Lights except for Pup Parade Night. 
  10. Service dogs are admitted free and are allowed in all areas of the Gardens, except inside the Evans Tree House. We abide by Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the definition of a service animal. 
  • * One dog per person unless dogs are registered as Garvan AmbassaDogs, then 2 dogs per Garvan Gardens member are allowed. Registration is $5 per dog and a special tag will be issued for each dog upon approval of Garvan AmbassaDog status. Submit the form by clicking here to print and allow 10 days for processing. Mail to Garvan AmbassaDog, 540 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913. Include proof of rabies vaccination and $5 per dog (two maximum per member).

For more information call 501-262-9300/800-366-4664.