The weather may be cold and dreary today, but soon, spring will break through and shine her rays over Arkansas, bringing forth beautiful flowers throughout Arkansas.
One of the best spots in the state to see the eruption of spring flowers is Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs. Thousands of crocus, daffodils and hyacinths bloom, starting in February, signaling the beginning of winter’s end.
Daffodils are currently shooting up at Garvan Gardens, as you can see on the garden’s Facebook page. You can find daffodils concentrated around the Three Sisters of Amity Daffodil Hill, which is on the Warren’s Woodland Walk. In addition, many daffodils are located at Trapp Mountain Overlook and the Twin Rock Ridges Trail, according to Garvan Garden’s website.
The Daffodil Days last from approximately February 1 to March 1, so you still have about a week to catch these wonderful flowers in bloom.
It’s what comes after this period that is truly amazing. Over 150,000 Dutch tulips will spring forth, blanketing the gardens in color. This “Tulip Extravaganza” is the “biggest display of color between Dallas and Memphis” during the spring, according to the Garvan Gardens website.
The Tulip Extravaganza happens roughly between March 1 and April 1, but it is heavily dependent on the weather.
Admission is free for members and kids ages three and lower. Adult admission is $15, and admission for kids is $5. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Images courtesy of Garvan Gardens