On a recent trip one of our stops was at Garvan Woodland Gardens just outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is the 210 acre botanical garden of the University of Arkansas in the Ouachita Mountains.
Most of the acres are a naturally wooded area of tall pines.
Pathways lead guests to a variety of sights.
Shaded areas are filled with abundant under story trees and shrubbery.
Although it was the tail end of the blooming season for Azaleas, some flowers remained.
A heavy crop of berries on some kind of holly.
Few of the plants had identification labels.
In a few sunny clearings were some grassy areas circled by flowerbeds and flowerpots. Begonias, Spider Plant, and Caladium make an attractive arrangement.
Several vine covered pergolas open to patio like settings with flowers and seating.
This is a purple Columbine, but I don’t know the variety.
Pretty Pinks or Dianthus
Love the color and design of this three foot tall pot. The requisite three elements are there: thriller (don’t know the name of the plant); filler (petunias), and spiller (a variegated ivy).
Lots of large beds were filled with annuals such as pansies. There were both staff members and volunteers working in the gardens.
Another bed with these newly planted small plants, probably annuals.
Loved this bush, but don’t know what it is.
Four and a half miles of shoreline on Lake Hamilton provide wooded views of the lake.
Euphorbias in bloom.
As we leave the lake observation point and head back into the wooded gardens, there are what look like native blooming plants.
Several nice bridges in the gardens lead to new surprises.
This shrub was about six or seven feet tall with arching branches.
Gorgeous flower clusters. Wonder what it is.
My next post will finish the Garvan Gardens visit. Thanks for taking the time to scroll through all the pictures.
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