gardens

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville has a fun inaugural event coming up on April 11 titled Wines & Vines in the Garden. This wine tasting festival celebrates Spring and great wines from across the region and country. The event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and tickets are $40 for individuals …
Little Rock’s Quapaw Quarter celebrates a milestone this month. It’s the 50th Spring Tour of Historic Homes, to be held May 10-11.  Join honorary co-chairs of the event First Lady Ginger Beebe and well-known lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith for all the festivities. Homes in the Governor’s Mansion District are highlighted this year.  They include …
In 1875, colonel Samuel West Peel built a marvelous villa tower Italianate mansion on the outskirts of Bentonville. Once a working farmstead surrounded by 180 acres of apple trees, today it is in the middle of a vibrant small town with neighbors ranging from WalMart to local eateries. The juxtaposition of this historic site and …
Verna Cook Garvan was an Arkansas pioneer, being one of the first women in the state to own a construction/manufacturing business.  Her business savvy was evident early. Though Verna was raised to be “a proper lady,” she often accompanied her father to work and absorbed his business acumen.  She became administrator of her father’s companies, …