The most extravagant Mid-South floral display between Dallas and Memphis is coming soon at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs! Gorgeous Dutch tulips in excess of 150,000 will be blooming beginning in February, with the most blooms expected sometime between February 27 and March 15. Combined with the annual show of thousands of sunny daffodils, fragrant hyacinths, azaleas, rhododendrons, and spring annuals, Garvan will be glowing with the most colorful blooms of the year.

 Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Woodland Gardens is one of Arkansas’ most anticipated springtime events. Along with the spring blooms, Garvan has many other offerings to entice visitors. The Evans Children’s Adventure Garden delights active families with its unique landscape of boulders, streams, pond, waterfall and cave, all surrounded by a 450-foot-long elevated boardwalk and featuring a unique wrought iron and stone “Cedar Bridge” in its center. New in 2017, the Perry Wildflower Overlook and Formby Wildflower Meadow boast a water feature and natural stone trail all the way to the shore of Lake Hamilton.

 The Chipmunk Café offers delicious al fresco dining from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specialties include gourmet sandwiches, salads, wraps and soups. The Café can be reached at 501-262-9207 for call-ahead orders. The menu is available at www.garvangardens.org/visitor-guide/chipmunk_cafe.aspx

 Garvan Woodland Gardens is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission fees are $15 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 4-12, and free for children ages 0-3. Guided golf cart tours are available for $15 per person in addition to admission. Photos of tulips as well as other flowers are posted frequently during Spring bloom on the Gardens Facebook page: facebook.com/garvangardens