Garvan Woodland Gardens

  I had a chance to check out the Splash of Glass exhibit yesterday at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs. If you haven’t heard of the exhibit yet, around 225 pieces of multi-colored glass creations by Arkansas artist and glassblower James Hayes are being shown at the Gardens now through Sept. 30. They are …
Arkansas is stomping grounds for a wide range of interesting local artists. Among them: glassblower James Hayes, who owns and operates the James Hayes Art Glass Company in his hometown of Pine Bluff. The technique of glassblowing has been around since antiquity and it takes years to master the intricate process needed to shape and …
If you are itching to hit the road, here is something to try out. There is a new website Arkansas Parks and Tourism have developed to give people a chance to create their dream escape to Arkansas.  You can use the Trip Planner found there to build your ideal Arkansas trip, share it with your …
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, …
More than two million holiday lights illuminate Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs this time of year for Holiday Lights. The event transforms the Gardens into a whimsical winter landscape through December 31. The mechanics of installing the sizable number of tiny bulbs for the seasonal event, which will bring in around 65,000 visitors, entails …
Through Dec. 31 more than 2 million holiday lights illuminate Garvan Woodland Gardens each evening during Holiday Lights in Hot Springs. The event transforms the Gardens into a charming and whimsical winter landscape. New this year is the centerpiece display: the Schueck Steel Holiday Tree. According to information provided by Sherre Freeman of Garvan, “the …