Garvan Woodland Gardens, outside of Hot Springs, is a 210 acre botanical garden. The University of Arkansas owns the gardens for the purpose of education and research.
Most of gardens consist of wooded areas. There are a few open glades where sunlight allows displays of shrubs and flowers. A circle of Boxwood has a pot in the center to highlight purple and lime green potato vines.
Behind this grouping, metal butterflies look like they’re flying. This was part of a partially set up exhibit.
Sorry for the bad photography conditions. Strong sunlight shining into a shady area makes it difficult to get good pictures because the lighting is not the same in all of the picture.
Two workers in the background stopped to watch me take pictures. Not sure if they were curious to see what I was photographing or just wanted a break. We actually saw more workmen than visitors that day.
“There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity, when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.” Lee Iacocca