2017, Route 66 Journey

06.29.17 Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Today we went to Garvan Woodland Gardens, the 210 acre botanical garden of the University of Arkansas is nestled in the picturesque Ouachita Mountains of Southwest Arkansas.  As their website says:  “Garvan Woodland Gardens is an example of The Natural State at its best: a canopy of pines reaching skyward providing protection for delicate flora and fauna, gentle lapping waves that unfold along the 4 ½ miles of wooded shoreline, and rocky inclines that remind us of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains.”

The Gardens are open February 1 through mid-November 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Admission for adults is $15 each.  The map on the left shows the whole gardens.  We made it through about 2/3rds of the gardens which is pretty good for our first outing in several months!


Roy found a turtle!  

This is a beautiful place where many have weddings.  There is a Groom’s Building and a Bride’s Building and then there is the Chapel!  In the middle of all the beautiful green trees and plants, what a beautiful church!

This was a beautiful place to walk around. The humidity was very high so we came away from it dripping!   I kept thinking that this was not something I could have done even two weeks ago.  I am so thankful that God got me through all the medical stuff and to this point!  When we got back to the car I left one of the rocks I’ve been painting!  I hope someone finds it and it helps brighten their day!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!


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