Celebrate Spring at Garvan Woodland Gardens


March Art Exhibit

Brenda Bennett and Darlene Garstecki Art Exhibit: Two Artists – Two Mediums

Brenda Bennett is an award-winning oil and acrylic painter. Ms. Bennett’s canvases depict a variety of subjects, including landscapes and wildlife. She does not gravitate toward one type of subject matter in particular though, and explains that her paintings choose her. “In essence, my day-to-day experiences dictate my work,” she explains.

Darlene Garstecki is an award-winning contemporary fiber art designer from Hot Springs Village. Her fiber art is a result of her passion for nature, travel and photography. She incorporates her photographs into realistic fiber art for the home or business using bright, clear hues and thread/bead embellishments to enhance each piece to add texture and depth.

Art Exhibits in the Magnolia Room are free and open to the public.

Special Events

Beauty & the Bride: Hot Springs Bridal Expo

Sunday, March 11
1 – 4 p.m., Hotel Hot Springs

Meet dozens of vendors from around the region to help plan the perfect Hot Springs destination wedding! A Hot Springs Wedding Giveaway package will be awarded to one lucky bride at the conclusion of the expo. Must be present and visit all vendor booths to win.

$10 per person at the door. Sponsored by GWG, Signature Events, Arkansas Bride and Hotel Hot Springs.

The Muses “Celtic Spring” Concert

Sunday, March 11
3 p.m., Anthony Chapel

The Muses Creative Artistry Project returns to Anthony Chapel just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! This annual concert welcomes spring with a unique blend of energetic, beautiful, and ethereal Irish and English ballads, including settings of Shakespeare sonnets and Robert Burns’ poems, along with traditional favorites, performed in the style of “Celtic Women”, by professional singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and area young artists. If you love Celtic music, you will not want to miss this incredible show. It will surely transport listeners to the glorious British Isles!

Advance tickets are $35 and are available for purchase by visiting their website: themusesproject.org or by calling 501.609.9811

Mrs. Garvan’s Tea

Tuesday, March 13
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.

$32 Members | $37 Non-members | Reservations Required | Seating is limited | Reserve online or call 800-366-4664

Celebrate Spring!

A day of Flowers, Food and Fun!
Saturday, March 24
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 9 a.m. – Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Re-Opening of the Garden of the Pine Wind: John Powell will be on-site to help dedicate his new design. After the ribbon cutting, Mr. Powell will give a walking tour of the Garden of the Pine Wind. Tour is free for members and $15 for non-members. Advance reservations required and spots are limited.
  • 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Children’s Activity Booths: Throughout the Gardens, we will have volunteers stationed with fun activities for children of all ages. Booths will include face painting, rock decorating, wand making, origami, and paper flowers/wishes. Activities are included with admission.
  • 11 a.m. – Beer Garden Opens at Garvan Pavilion: Bubba Brews Brewing Company and Buffalo Brewing Company will be located at the Garvan Pavilion, along with food trucks, to help us celebrate spring. Beverages and food will be available for purchase in this area, and the breweries will be serving a custom draft made especially for Garvan Gardens. Valid IDs are required to purchase alcohol. The Chipmunk Café will be open and serving crowd favorites as well.

Members free | Regular Garden admission Non-members: $15 adults | $5 ages 4-12 | free ages 0-3

For more information, visit garvangardens.org.

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