Worth the Drive to Tulip Extravaganza in Hot Springs, Arkansas [PHOTOS]
You haven't really experienced the beauty of the Spring season until you visit Garvan Woodland Gardens during the Tulip Extravaganza which runs now through April 12. 2019 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The moment you walk into this garden paradise you will be mesmerized by all the blooming flowers, trees and tulips galore. As you begin your walk over stone bridges, winding trails, and waterfalls throughout this park setting, you will be amazed by the array of color given off by the different varieties of flowers in bloom including crocus, daffodils, and hyacinths, But the Tulip Extravaganza was most definitely worth the drive, 150,000 Dutch Tulips in every color imaginable surrounded by azaleas, daffodils and more. Of course. the weather determines when most of the flowers are in bloom so now is really the best time to go.
Here are some pictures I took, while the pictures are beautiful, it doesn't compare to actually being there in person and being immersed in the beauty of it all. Springtime for me is truly heaven sent.
You can actually feed the huge goldfish in the pond in the gardens.
One of the newer attractions is the fairy villages carved out of trees. They added more this year for your enjoyment.
This is probably one my favorite trees there, it's called a snow ball tree because its blooms resemble giant snowballs.
While your there make sure you visit the Anthony Chapel Complex an all wood beam, glass structure that overlooks the meditation garden. This is a special venue used for weddings, concerts and other events throughout the year.
A walk through Tulip Extravaganza and no I didn't tip-toe through the tulips.
Garvan Woodland Gardens is a 210 acre botanical woodland garden on the shores of Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, AR. Named one of the top five botanical gardens in America in 2012. Named the fifth best Japanese garden in North America in 2013.
For more information about Garvan Woodland Gardens visit their website ot Facebook page.