Watery Wednesday # 27

A cascade near the chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens, Arkansas.  March 9, 2009.

A cascade near the chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens, Arkansas. March 9, 2009.

This is my entry for Watery Wednesday, a weekly meme of pictures of our watery world.  Click HERE to join or to see more pictures from around the world.

The picture above was taken in Garvan Woodland Gardens, near Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The garden is the property of the Department of Landscape Architecture of the University of Arkansas.  The land, 210 acres on a peninsula of Lake Hamilton, was donated to the university by Verna Cook Garvan.

The gardens feature native plants, rhododendrons, and large collections of camellias, azaleas, and old roses along several mile of paths.  The gardens also contain a chapel and carillon, several small streams and a waterfall.  While we were there literally thousands of daffodils, tulips and pansies were in bloom.

The picture above shows a small cascade near the chapel in the garden.  It can be enlarged for a better view.


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25 Responses to “Watery Wednesday # 27”

  1. Connie Says:

    This is a beautiful place.

  2. Carletta Says:

    If any reader didn’t enlarge this they really must – it’s awesome!
    Beautiful image George.

  3. Bryan Says:

    If you keep posting all these beautiful photos of Arkansas, I really will have to make a trip there.

  4. The Right Blue Says:

    I agree with Carletta. The photo definitely needs to be enlarged to be fully appreciated. It would be so pleasant to meander around a place like that.

  5. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    What a great area in the garden. I love water features. This would would definitely pull me nearer. 🙂

  6. Tarolino, Finland Says:

    Now that is a beauty spot like no other. Every garden should have a water feature and this one is built with love and skill. I bet the sight of all those spring bulbs blooming was a sight for sore eyes.

  7. Today's Blah... Says:

    The cascade though small is a beauty. The greeneries around makes this more beautiful. 🙂

  8. Bohol Today Says:

    This is one cool place, I’d like to do some meditative walks here. 🙂

  9. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: If you did a close-up you could almost have a waterfalls. That is a nice looking place.

  10. Mary Says:

    Wonderful! I bet it is even more beautiful when everything is blooming.

  11. Tina Says:

    Oh how nice it would to see this in person….but your picture is certainly the next best thing!!

  12. Happyone Says:

    That is absolutely beautiful. Wouldn’t that be nice to have in your backyard? 🙂

  13. Susie Says:

    I bet Garvan Gardens is a nice place to visit. It sounds lovely and so is the picture.

  14. Mildred Says:

    What a lovely spot to take in all of God’s beautiful world!

  15. ewok1993 Says:

    Very nice garden. I like seeing the moss growing on the rock.

  16. Shey Says:

    Awesome photos. They are very relaxing.

  17. happilyretired Says:

    I’m with Carletta … enlarging this photo is definitely a must! Looking at this lovely spot reminds me of similar places in So Cal I visited as a child with my family ;–)

    I’m almost Wordless at HRG, but participated in my first Watery Wednesday at Sacred Ruminations just now.
    Hugs and blessings,

  18. Will Says:

    What a fantastic spot! I should love to visit this sometime. Beautiful photo.

  19. Grammy Says:

    Hi George, Great photo. Glad to here you had a wonderful trip too.

  20. treadway Says:

    That is such a pretty place…looks like it would be wonderful to stroll through it.

  21. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    This looks like a beautiful,peaceful area.

  22. Hilda Says:

    A lovely and very peaceful place. I think i’d enjoy walking here too — you describe these gardens so beautifully!

  23. Shelley Says:

    Serenity and beauty at its best!

  24. LEEDRA Says:

    Such a beautiful setting.

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  25. Carrizo Says:

    Nice looking place and must be lovely when rhododendrons and azaleas are in full blossoms (I have to here about two months). Acording to Your photo this is a place worth of visit.

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