Garvan Woodland Gardens

Students and faculty have an opportunity to design and work in the "living laboratory" of Garvan Woodland Gardens. Located near Hot Springs National Park, this 210-acre woodland habitat botanical garden is part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

The Gardens are graced by a variety of garden settings and unique architectural structures designed and developed by world-renowned designers, including:

  • The Garden of the Pine Winds, which features a series of pools, waterfalls, bridges and walks designed by Japanese garden designer David Slawson
  • The Verna Cook Garvan Pavilion, an open-air pavilion designed by School of Architecture alumni Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings
  • The Anthony Chapel, an elegant wood, glass and stone structure designed by alumni Maurice Jennings and David McKee
  • The Evans Children's Adventure Garden, which engages children with a cave, waterfall, maze and other interactive features, designed by alumnus Brent Vinson of Benham Companies, as well as the Bob and Sunny Evans Tree House, designed by the Fayetteville architecture firm Modus Studio

An internship program offers opportunities for summer study and employment.