Garvan Woodland Gardens is the botanical garden of the University of Arkansas. Located in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, the Gardens are an example of The Natural State at its best.

Garvan Woodland Gardens' mission is to preserve and enhance a unique part of the Ouachita environment; provide people with a place of learning, research, cultural enrichment, and serenity; develop and sustain gardens, landscapes, and structures of exceptional aesthetics, design, and construction; and partner with and serve surrounding communities.

Garvan Gardens

Spring is an ideal time to visit Garvan and it all begins in April with the “Tulip Extravaganza.” The Gardens explode with color as 130,000 vibrant tulips put on a show, along with tens of thousands of fragrant hyacinths and daffodils. Later, in April, hundreds of red, pink, violet, and white azaleas and thousands of delicate dogwood blossoms take center stage.

May brings outdoor concerts, children’s programs, gardening workshops and National Public Gardens Day. This summer, Garvan welcomes “"Mystic Creatures" 2014: Topiary Art Meets Imagination,” a major new exhibit.

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