Beauty in full bloom

Garvan Gardens is the ultimate spring Southern outdoor adventure destination.

Photos contributed by Kristin Mangham, Julie Mann and Stefanie Brazile

As spring blooms across the South, there’s no better time to embark on a vibrant outdoor adventure than at Garvan Woodland Gardens at 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs (Garland County). Nestled in the heart of Hot Springs, Garvan Gardens invites visitors to immerse themselves in a kaleidoscope of colors and fragrances as tulips, azaleas, redbud and dogwood trees and more burst into bloom throughout the month of April.

With its sprawling landscapes and diverse botanical wonders, Garvan Gardens offers an unparalleled experience for nature enthusiasts, families and adventure seekers alike. Stroll through enchanting pathways lined with vibrant tulips, pause beneath the majestic branches of flowering dogwoods, or marvel at the delicate beauty of blooming azaleas—each step offers a new discovery and a moment of wonder. Make sure to check out the gorgeous Anthony Chapel and Evans Treehouse during your visit and wonder at the amazing architecture you will find along the way. 

Garvan Woodland Gardens showcases The Natural State at its best, especially during spring when azaleas, tulips and dogwoods are in full bloom.

Garvan Gardens is more than just a feast for the senses; it’s a place of exploration and education. Visitors can delve into the rich history and ecological significance of the region through guided tours, interactive exhibits, and educational programs designed to inspire a deeper appreciation for the natural world. To stay updated on the latest blooms and events, follow Garvan Gardens on social media for daily updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses of this botanical paradise.

The Anthony Chapel, nestled in the lush gardens of Garvan Woodland Gardens, is made of native wood and features an impressive 57-foot glass ceiling.

Whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or simply seeking a peaceful escape into nature, Garvan Gardens promises an unforgettable springtime experience for all. Plan your visit this spring and discover why it’s the premier destination for a Southern outdoor adventure. When you purchase your tickets online in advance at, admission is $20 for adults, ages 4-12 is $10 and 3 and under are always free. On-site admission increases by $5, and dogs are $5. Golf cart tours are also available for an additional fee.