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Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pathmann Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Carr – In DONATIONS & MEMORIALS Ms. Martha Poe Ms. Sandy Sutton Memory of Mr. Ray Hair Ms. Janet Cheek – In Memory Gary and Carol Enderlin Mr. and Mrs. Paul Enderlin Ms. Marty Enderlin Mr. and Mrs. John Whelan of Mr. Ray Hair Nov. 2, 2004 - Feb. 1, 2005 Ms. Joy Manning Scott HONORARIUMS In Memory of Bill Southard Dr. and Mrs. Doyle Dillahunty Mr. and Mrs. Monty Scott In Honor of our children and DONATIONS Ms. Mary Sigman Mrs. Nell McFarland Mr. and Mrs. Dan Drennon Ms. Marla Crider - The Mr. and Mrs. Clay Farrar grandchildren – Robert and Simmon’s First National Bank In Memory of Mrs. Steinmetz Patty Schillinger and John and Birdsong Trail Dr. and Mrs. Tom Freeman – Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shults Mr. and Mrs. Paul Enderlin Molly Schillinger GARDEN LEAVES Mr. Hastings In Memory of Mary Ann Southwest Hotels, Inc. Mr. Phillip Jackson In Memory of Dick Terrell Sloan Trulock HOLIDAY HONORARIUMS Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wheatley, III Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Perry Mrs. Nell McFarland Dr. Susan B. and Mr. Jack Rev. and Mrs. M. L. Agnew In Memory of Dr. Edwin L. Harlow Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burroughs MEMORIALS Harper In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Mr. and Mrs. William Hunter In Memory of Elsie Bishop T. Mathis Mr. Bob Brammer Mr. and Mrs. Brooks T. Rice Mrs. Shirley Johns Coach Frank Broyles Mr. and Mrs. Brooks T. Rice Ms. Nancy Brown Ms. Jane Lucas In Memory of Bill O’Keefe The Smith Children Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Davis In Memory of M. Robert Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Bob Evans Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lucky Mr. and Mrs. Dan Deupree Mr. and Mrs. Ramzan Meherali photo by Don Fry (c) 2005 Mr. and Mrs. Bob Evans In Honor of Steve and Sandra In Memory of Patricia Eisele In Memory of Bill Lerz Ms. Paula Wallace Mangan P.D. Licensing, LLC – In Memory of Mr. Ray Hair Mr. Larry Derby Mr. and Mrs. George Drake Newsletter of Garvan Woodland Gardens Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bledsoe James and Sandra Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Ted Drake In Memory of Ruth Licht M. and Mrs. Winthrop Mrs. John Franks Mr. and Mrs. Robert Browning In Honor of Sandy Davies Rockefeller Mr. and Mrs. William Creason Bob and Mary Lou Newell The First Presbyterian Church Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fryar Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Smith Mr. and Mrs. John Fryar Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dierks In Memory of Patricia Mannen of Hot Springs Ms. Vicki Stafford Ms. Wanda Dodson Dr. and Mrs. Dave Gearhart Ms. Martha Hudgens Dr. and Mrs. Hans J. Vonberg Equity Advisors, Inc. Ms. Patricia Hicks DEVELOPMENT Mr. and Mrs. Monte Ingram Mrs. Sunny Evans Mr. and Mrs. Frank Westerman Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kovalsku Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Fleischner Ms. Jane States Ms. Jean White Grant Mr. and Mrs. Leon Millsap EVANS CHILDREN’S Mrs. Anne Marshall Mrs. Betty Millsap Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kaufman In Memory of Dr. Deno Pappas EDUCATION ADVENTURE GARDEN Mr. and Mrs. Leland Mr. and Mrs. Carter McCaslin Mrs. Kathleen G. McConkie Mr. and Mrs. Emory McCleary Mr. Gene Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Al Carney Ms. Karen Chadick Mr. and Mrs. S. Ladd Davies, Jr. The Ross Foundation The Olds Foundation Mrs. Eloise Mead Fox – In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bob McCullough Mr. and Mrs. James Muslow, Jr. THE GARDENS’ ‘CUPP’ RUNNETH OVER Mrs. Nell McFarland Mr. and Mrs. Jim McMahan Mr. and Mrs. Ted Carrithers Mrs. Sharon Cissell May, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mead, In Honor of J.C. (Poncho) Rowe and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Mead Mr. and Mrs. Jim Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pierce DONATION FOCUSES ON EDUCATION Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pakis Ms. Lindsay Krosnes Ms. Kathryn R. Killman THE WEYERHAEUSER Mrs. J. E. Pierson GARDEN Mrs. Nell McFarland Dr. Daniel Rowe Mr. Gil Shanley Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Peregrin Mrs. Martha Poe Mr. Mike McGibbony Mrs. J. C. Rowe BONSAI GARDEN Mrs. Wyatt Thomoas Long time Hot Springs residents, Gwen DIRECTOR’S Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pullen Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Newton In Memory of Mrs. Steinmetz -From Mr. and Mrs. Bob Evans and Cecil Cupp, known for their philan- MESSAGE Mr. and Mrs. Roland Remmel Mr. Peter Pappas ANTHONY CHAPEL Ms. Annette Enderlin thropy and dedication to all that is good Ms. Marla Crider for and about Hot Springs, recently 2 bestowed their generosity on Garvan Woodland Gardens with a substantial gift DENIM that will be used to establish educational +DIAMONDS programs at the Gardens and provide POST DERBY scholarships for students. EVENT AT THE GARDENS Cecil Cupp and his partner of 55 years, 3 Gwen, married in Lepanto, AR and moved to Arkadelphia where Cecil accepted a position with Citizen’s National Bank. A few years later, the Cupps moved to Hot Springs where Cecil began BEAUTY & a long and illustrious career with Arkansas Bank & Trust. During his tenure as CEO at THE BRUSH Arkansas Bank & Trust, Cecil oversaw the merger of that institution with First Commercial Bank, and, later, Regions Bank. He also maintained a leadership role with the Arkansas 3 Bankers Association and the State Chamber of Commerce and served both organizations as president before retiring from the bank. CALENDAR of EVENTS Gwen Cupp, an active volunteer, has given her time and energy to various Hot Springs and 4-5 statewide organizations including several garden clubs, the Garvan Woodland Gardens Advisory Council, Friends of the Museum, and the Governor’s Mansion Commission. DEVELOPMENT Return Service Requested UPDATE With insightful and constructive guidance, the Cupps have worked tirelessly over the years to 6 (800) 366-4664 improve the quality of life for all Arkansans. They have been active and visible supporters of Hot Springs, AR 71903 Mid-America Science Museum, the Ouachita Council of Boy Scouts, Arkansas Arts Center, and P.O. Box 22240 the University of Arkansas. They are firm believers that by investing in the education of our VOLUNTEER Garvan Woodland Gardens youth through the creation of scholarships and continuing education programs for adults, the SPOTLIGHT Shana Thomason/Marla Crider, Editors state of Arkansas will become an even better place to live, learn, work, and retire. 7 “Garvan Woodland Gardens is grateful that Gwen and Cecil Cupp have demonstrated their con- DONATIONS & HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR fidence in our mission as a facility for learning, leisure, and cultural activities by honoring us MEMORIALS PERMIT NO. 90 with their generous gift,” stated Development Director Bob Bledsoe. “When you look around 12 PAID Hot Springs, you can see the positive difference that Gwen and Cecil have made in our com- US POSTAGE munity. Thanks to their generous gift, the same can now be said about the Gardens.” NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Vol. VIII, No. 1 Hot Springs National Park, AR Spring 2005 LOOKING UP TWO BETTYS - FRIENDS MOVING IN THE VOLUNTEERING TOGETHER RIGHT DIRECTION “The great challenge of our time is to build on an infinitely higher plane.” Betty Burzlaf and Betty Mahon are close friends and neigh- On February 1 of this year, Executive Director David Davies and Garrett Eckbo. bors at Diamondhead. They have been volunteering at his wife, Sandy, both accepted positions with the University of Garvan Woodland Gardens for several years, and they usual- Arkansas System to oversee development of the new Winthrop Garrett Eckbo was one of an infamous group expelled from the Harvard Graduate ly come together. Both Bettys have been faithful helpers in Rockefeller Center atop Petit Jean Mountain, once the private home School of Design for rebelling against the traditional, ‘cookie cutter’ architectural the administrative office with mailings and other clerical of the former Arkansas governor and current home of his son, CHANGE OF HOURS ideas in the 1930’s and 40’s. He was joined by many other designers who subscribed duties. In fact, the office staff calls them “our Bettys.” Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller. The U of A System gener- Regular Hours: to their basic concepts, including E. Fay Jones who, although coming from a very dif- Recently Betty Burzlaf was trained to give golf cart tours, so ously “loaned” David and Sandy to the Gardens for a few years April 1 - October 31 ferent place, was the greatest architect in the history of Arkansas. now she volunteers twice as often. Betty Mahon has been until the “Petit Jean Project,” as we have come to call it, was ready 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. traveling often because of illness in her family. However, to begin phase I of it’s transition to a first class educational facility. The resounding success of the proponents of this school of thought flowed from a when she is in town, she always responds to the Gardens’ GARDEN STAFF basic, but critically important premise: that every design be tailored specifically to requests for help. Immediately upon their arrival at the Gardens’ in January 2003, the pace of progress has been fast, furious, and extremely successful. one client and site. They applied three basic principles to reach Eckbo’s higher plane. Betty Burzlaf moved to Diamondhead in 1985 from Kenya David’s vision and ability to see the “big picture,” his experience in ADMINISTRATION where she had been working for Winrock International. She finding public funding for non-profit organizations, as well as his (800) 366-4664 First, respond to a specific time and place. Every region has its own unique history has a daughter who lives in Ohio and three grandchildren. tourism knowledge and management skills, provided Garvan (501) 262-9300 and every project’s first concern is to respond to that character. Universal appeal Betty has also volunteered on the Beautification Committee Woodland Gardens with the necessary tools to move our facility Fax (501) 262-9301 results from understanding the essential character of a place, its genius loci, and at Diamondhead and enjoys playing bridge with her friends. from the infancy stage of building infrastructure to that of con- GIFT SHOP (501)262-9620 responding artistically. Knowing a site to the point where one sees what will bring structing world-class facilities for learning and leisure activities. email@example.com improvement and when to leave well enough alone results in places that fit so per- Betty Mahon is a retired Occupational Therapist who has www.garvangardens.org fectly and flow so flawlessly that one feels instantly at ease. lived in Diamondhead for 21 years. She has three daughters Through David’s leadership, the Gardens has grown by leaps and and 5 grandchildren who live in Little Rock, Texas and bounds, both financially and structurally. The Anthony Chapel is no GARDEN DIRECTOR: BOB BYERS Second, do quality work. A given for anything worthwhile, quality must be part of Oregon. In addition to her efforts for the Gardens, Betty vol- longer “just” a dream; it is now a dream being fulfilled. The Evans implementing a project from its initial inspiration to the smallest detail. Each day we unteers with her church women’s group and serves on com- Children’s Garden has progressed from being “just” a colorful ren- DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: mittees at Diamondhead. Both Bettys are a joy to all whom dering on display in the foyer of the Welcome Center to being a BOB BLEDSOE pursue Verna’s belief that world-class quality should be reflected in everything we do. they meet. construction project in progress with a completion date scheduled MARKETING DIRECTOR: for 2006. The Klipsch Amphitheater will no longer be a “topless” MARLA CRIDER Finally, touch the user. Give every space meaning at a level beyond simple func- GARDEN SUPERINTENDENT: tionality and appeal. Create places where every visitor not only finds, but also feels, something special, something that brings joy, inspiration, or enlightenment. This is VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: structure. The stage will soon have a cover, allowing the Gardens to begin booking entertainment. David’s familiarity with the MIKE BROWN AmeriCorps volunteer program gained much needed labor for the both the hardest to realize and the most rewarding when achieved. It is the essence MEMBERS OF THE GREATER HOT SPRINGS Gardens, allowing us to plant 70,000 tulip bulbs, clear brush for GROUP SALES: ROBIN STEIGLER of the extraordinary that brings a project ‘outside the pale’ in Mr. Jones’s own words. GARDEN RAILWAY SOCIETY “OUR TRAIN GUYS” new trails, and string 800,000 holiday lights that generated a 187 % MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR: increase in December visitation. SHANA THOMASON I think that we’re creating a special place. Our success arises from the joint vision of Garvan Woodland Gardens appreciates the efforts of mem- great architects like Fay, Maurice Jennings, David McKee, and David French, land- bers of the Greater Hot Springs Garden Railway Society David recognized early in his interim role at the Gardens that the WELCOME CENTER DIRECTOR: working with our staff to create our own Garden Railway or NANCY SMITH scape architects and designers like Merle Seamon, David Slawson, Brent Vinson, and facility was a prime location for internship opportunities, especial- “Train Garden” as it is affectionately called. Construction ly since it is a department of the U of A School of Architecture. VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: P. Allen Smith, and a great board and staff. We’re working together to assure that the began in August 2004 with high expectations that the Train Through his efforts and determination and that of Garden Director SUSAN COLLINS Gardens reside on that higher plane. We’ll keep looking up, thanks to your contin- Garden would be a popular attraction during the Holiday Bob Byers, the Gardens hosted four interns last summer. The stu- ued support. Lights Display beginning in November. Railway Society dents, representing various U of A departments, gained knowledge EDUCATION COORDINATOR: BRENDA LUMPKIN members constructed the model buildings and trestles and and hands-on experience, while the Gardens benefited from their Sincerely, laid the track for the G gauge model trains. Gardens’ staff talent and creativity, much of which can be viewed in the design of WEDDING SUPERVISOR: built the masonry walls and the ponds and completed the this year’s tulip display and is already visible in the new railroad SUZIE DODSON BURCH landscaping. garden. SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICER: SUSAN HARPER With a last minute Sandy Davies (who is known as the “better half” of the duo) infused ACCOUNTANT: Bob Byers, Garden Director push from all the Gardens with energy and enthusiasm. She executed the golf cart JACKIE MCLELLAND workers, three training program and supervised the Lakeside High School Key trains were run- Club volunteers as they planted bulbs, cleared brush, and installed ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN: ning in time for holiday lights displays. In addition, Sandy’s experience as a class- MICHELLE GREEN the opening of the room teacher came in handy when she and Education Director HORTICULTURE SUPERVISOR: PAULA WALLACE Garden Quote: Holiday Lights Display on Brenda Lumpkin, designed and implemented the children’s summer activities program in 2004. Most recently, she managed the inter- November18th. pretive program at the Woodland Nature Preserve; and, in her RECEPTIONIST: ANGIE DRENNON The “Train “spare” time, she prepared delectable gourmet meals for our quar- VISITOR SERVICES: LIZ LITTLE Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outval- Garden” was terly volunteer appreciation luncheons. ues all the utilities of the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844 indeed a favorite aspect of the Holiday Lights Display. NEWSLETTER DESIGN: Members of the Greater Hot Springs Garden Railway Society Garvan Woodland Gardens is definitely moving in the right direc- JUSTUS DESIGN & MARKETING who were active workers on the project include Ted tion, thanks, in part, to David and Sandy Davies. The Garvan VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER: Elzerman, Bob Schappek, Gene Tenny, Dan Tursky, John Van Woodland Gardens Advisory Council and staff salute them and DON FRY Pelt and Don Wolever. Not pictured is Gene Widlowski. extend our heartfelt gratitude for their leadership and participation in the Gardens’ many successes the past two years. 2 Spring 2005 Garvan Woodland Gardens 7 DEVELOPMENT UPDATE MEMBERSHIP DENIM + DIAMONDS BEAUTY & THE BRUSH by Bob Bledsoe, Development Director HIGHLIGHTS = DELICIOUS FUN ARKANSAS’ PREMIER PAINTING EVENT The dormant period in the winter may be true for plants in the Gardens, but it does not SCHEDULED AT THE GARDENS IN APRIL by Shana Thomason, hold true for activities and construction going on within the Gardens. The winter hol- For many, there is no time in Hot Springs more festive than iday light display was at times overwhelming toward expectations, as well as at times Membership Coordinator Thousands of vibrant tulips, 210-acres of masterful- Oaklawn’s “Racing Festival of the South.” The weeklong ly landscaped gardens, and nineteen artists will con- overwhelming to the staff. Attendance and revenues during December exceeded all The Gardens grow each year in beauty, but event begins with the Oaklawn Derby and concludes with verge April 5-7 for the annual plein-air painting projections. GOOD FOR ALL OF US! ALSO, if you have not visited the Gardens also in visitation and membership. Our the Arkansas Derby on the final day of the live race meet. event hosted by Garvan Woodland Gardens and during the past few weeks, you would not know that construction on the Anthony membership family has been growing rap- Since the racing festival is held during peak season at the sponsored by Bank of America. Entitled “Beauty Chapel is proceeding. As of this writing, forms are being poured and a slab will soon idly thanks to word of mouth, our current be in place. Come by and see for yourself the progress being made. ALSO, the bids Gardens, it has been suggested that a fundraising event be and the Brush,” this year’s event will feature invit- members, and the success of the Gardens. have been opened for the new Evans Children’s Garden and the low bid went to planned to capture the excitement and atmosphere of ed professional artists from six states. The invitees Not only are we growing, you, our mem- Baldwin/Shell. Expect construction to being in early spring of this year. ALSO, “Derby Day.” And, that’s just what we did. include: Jeff Legg from Pineville, MO; Jimmy bers are renewing and upgrading your progress is being made for construction of the Stella Boyle Smith Crescent Rose Leach from Stilwell, OK; Laura Reilly and Amy membership contributions. As a fairly Garden. Again, Baldwin/Shell was the low bidder on that project, with construction to “Denim and Diamonds begin by spring or early summer. Dormant? Hardly!! “new” Garden we are fortunate to have “The beauty of this Evans from Colorado Springs and Denver, CO After The Derby” will respectively; Marian Hirsch from Dallas, TX; dedicated members who renew each year. The question is often asked of me, “where do we stand on fundraising for these proj- Our current Friends renewal rate is 68%, event is that folks can be held on Saturday, Richard Rackus, an Ojau, CA resident; and, April 16, immediately Arkansas artists Pat White, Barry Thomas, Erselle ects?” Answer. We are at roughly 92% of our goal toward full funding of the Chapel. which is above the national average of attend the races during We need to raise just under $500,000.00 to complete full funding. A public appeal let- after the Arkansas Hiemstra, Jane Lovett Holt, Pat Kellogg, Robin 60%. Also, our Charter Member rate is an ter will be sent to persons and businesses in Hot Springs and around the state. We hope Derby, from 6:30 to amazing 94%. With membership making the afternoon and come Hazard Bishop, Carole Katchen, Alison Parsons, to have the campaign wrapped up by early summer. However, donations to the Chapel 10:00 p.m. Cost is Robin Bishop (c) 2004 up a quarter of our revenue, it’s important Richard Stephens, Gary Simmons, Bill Lewis, fund of any size are still most certainly welcome. The Evans Children’s Garden and to keep revenue coming into membership directly to the Gardens $30.00 per person for Linda Palmer, and Dolores Justus. Stella Boyle Smith Crescent Rose Garden will both need approximately $300,000.00 Garden members and to $400,000.00 to complete. The Development Office will be actively seeking donors to fund operations of the Garden. without having to $35.00 for non-mem- The group will capture the essence of the spring for these two worthy projects as well. bers. The price includes Here are a few membership highlights over change clothes...” season on canvas during the three-day outdoor a progressive reception painting event. Work created during the paint-out The other question I often get asked is, “when will the projects be finished?” Answer. the past few months: The Anthony Chapel project along with the accompanying Millsap Bridal Hall and with heavy hors d’oeu- will be on display at the closing reception on Friday evening, April • Income from December ‘03 versus vres, beverages, and desserts, dancing, and both a silent Evans Grooms Quarters will likely be finished in early spring of 2006. Then, if all 8, with a portion of the proceeds from sales benefiting the Gardens. goes well on the Evans Children’s Garden and The Stella Boyle Smith Crescent Rose December ‘04 increased over $10,000 and live auction consisting of fabulous new and vintage Garden, completion date for those could be as early as late in the fall of 2005. • 104 members joined with the “Give a jewelry, denim apparel, items just for “the guys,” plus a trip According to Dolores Gift, Get a Gift” Holiday Membership or two. Needless to say, the attire for the evening will be Justus, co-chairman of Folks, we have come a long way here at the Gardens in a very short period of time. Drive denim…any way you like it: dressed-up with rhinestones We officially opened to the public in April of 2002. In less than three short years we “ Beauty and the Brush,” all • 351 new members joined between or pearls, or dressed-down with a hole in the knee. It’s just of the invited artists are have just before us The Anthony Chapel, The Millsap Bridal Hall, The Evans Grooms October 1-December 31, 2004 whatever suits your taste and your comfort level. well respected in their fields Quarters, The Stella Boyle Smith Crescent Rose Garden, and the Evans Children’s Garden. That is truly awesome. The awesome part for me has been the way you have • Over $6,000 was raised from a lapsed and will create a wide vari- supported us in our efforts and given us your confidence to see the project through to “The beauty of this event is that folks can attend the races ety of interpretations of the member calling campaign completion. I am humbled by your confidence and proud to be a part of something as during the afternoon and come directly to the Gardens landscape, while working in vibrant as the Gardens. without having to change clothes,” commented marketing an assortment of mediums. As you can see, the last few months have director, Marla Crider. “Another point is that most of the “Besides the joy of painting “NOW WHAT DO WE DO?” Answer. Please continue to support the Gardens with been an exciting growth period. We hope restaurants are overflowing with people after the Derby. in such a beautiful garden, your attendance, membership (individual, corporate, and as a gift), memorials, dona- the next few months will also produce ‘Denim and Diamonds’ provides an alternative to that con- the interaction between the tions to the above mentioned projects, volunteering, donating to annual fund appeals, record visitation and membership contribu- gestion with a few additional perks built in, such as danc- artists is wonderful,” states and in general being most encouraging to the staff. tions. We invite you to bring your family ing and the opportunity to win some terrific door prizes.” Justus. “So much of what and friends, give a gift membership, partic- I hope you never tire of me making the needs of the Gardens known to you. It is not we do as artists is solitary only my job, but it is also through your donations and your donations alone that we ipate in special events, and enjoy being in The dynamic blues and jazz duo, “Brenda & Ellis” of Little and this event allows for a have arrived at the place we are. Thank you, thank you, a hundred times thank you! one of the most magical places in Arkansas Rock, will provide music throughout the evening. Born in rare and rewarding interac- Please continue your phenomenal support, and the Development Office as well as the – our Garden. Little Rock, Ellis began playing keyboards professionally tion.” Garden Director Bob rest of the staff will continue to work hard to not only make Garvan Woodland Gardens at age 17. He has toured with the B.J. Thomas band, L. C. the premiere botanical garden of the southwest, but now say with confidence, the pre- Byers cites the increase in Davis, Jimmy Reed, Billy Joe Royal, and David Ruffin of attendance and the accessi- miere botanical garden ANYWHERE! Oops! The following people were the Temptations. Brenda, also born in Little Rock, grew up bility of the artists to visi- Artists Jane Lovett Holt (top image) and inadvertently left off the Charter listening to every type of music, but her favorite was tors as direct benefits to Robin Hazard Bishop (bottom image) WELCOME - NEW CORPORATE MEMBERS Member list in the previous always the blues, which is reflected in her smoky-voiced, Garvan Woodland Gardens. painting in the Gardens. rhythm and blues-style renditions. She also enjoys singing Physicians For Women, PLC Garden Leaves issue: jazz and pop tunes as well. For more information on “Beauty and the Brush,” call Garvan Doctors: Brenda N. Powell, Leo A. Yang, W.C. Hitt, Jr., William F. Lee, and Mary L. Matthews, ANP Woodland Gardens at (800) 366-4664 or (501) 262-9300. To view 1900 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901 Ted and Ann Carrithers Advance reservations and pre-payment are required. For the artists at work, regular Garden admission applies: $7.00 for William and Trudy Carpenter additional information or to reserve tickets, contact the adults, $6.00 for seniors (55 and older), $4.00 for children ages 6 to Heritage Physicians Group Dr. and Mrs. James Braun GWG administration office at (501) 262-9300 or (800) Over 10 specialized areas of practice serving the city of Hot Springs. 12, and ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge. Members of 366-4664. the Gardens will also be admitted free of charge. Garvan Woodland Gardens 6 3 Spring 2005 photo by Don Fry (c) 2005 photo by Don Fry (c) 2005 Apr. 30 May 13 Apr. 5-7 CALENDAR Williams & Anderson PLC of Little Fick/Greenwood Wedding Rehearsal - Beauty and The Brush - A plein-air Rock- Spring Social – Magnolia Room Great Lawn. Late afternoon. Private. painting event. Observe over a dozen & Pavilion. 5 to 10 p.m. Private. nationally acclaimed artists capturing of EVENTS the essence of the Gardens on canvas. Conversing with the artists while at MAY May 14 Fick/Greenwood Wedding - Great Lawn & Pavilion. 12 to 4 p.m. Private. work is welcomed. Regular Garden admission applies. Open to the public. May 1 Please check the website, your local Mar. 24-27 May 13-15 Apr. 7-10 Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular paper or call the office for further Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Garden Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Garden admission applies. Open to updated information. admission applies. Open to Public. Garden admission applies. Open to Public. Garden admission applies. Open to Public. Public. 501/262-9300 or 800/366-4664 Mar. 25 Apr. 17 May 15 Lacy/Downs Wedding - Apr. 8 May 2 Amerson/Hazelwood Wedding Rehearsal - Miss Arkansas Music Extravaganza - Magnolia Room, Great Lawn & Pavilion. MARCH Beauty and The Brush Reception and AAUW Meeting - Pavilion. 5:30 to Great Lawn. Late afternoon. Private. Klipsch Amphitheater. A fundraiser with 5 p.m. Private. Exhibit - Magnolia Room, Deck and 7 p.m. Private. Dierks Promenade. Meet the artists and proceeds benefiting the Miss Arkansas Mar. 1-11 May 20-22 Mar. 26 browse through the artwork created in Pageant Scholarship Fund and GWG fea- May 2 Daffodil Days Continued…. Train Garden -12 to 4 p.m. Regular Amerson/Hazelwood Wedding – Great the Gardens earlier in the week. All art- turing the talent of numerous Miss Hansel & Gretel Musical - Klipsch Lawn & Pavilion - 2 p.m. Private. work is for sale with a portion of the Arkansas contestants who will participate Garden admission applies. Open to Public Mar. 1-31 Amphitheater. Sponsored by AAUW. 7 to proceeds donated to the Gardens. in the 2005 pageant in June. Time and 8 p.m. Open to Public. Call for details. Hot Springs Village Quilt Guild Exhibit - Reception open the the Public. May 27 Mar. 31 ticket prices to be determined. Magnolia Room. Regular Garden admission Reservations required. Call the FOURTH FRIDAY SERIES BEGINS - applies. Open to Public. Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Garden May 5 admission applies. Open to Public. Administration office at (501) 262- Apr. 21-24 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dierks Promenade or 9300 or (800) 366-4664. GWG Luncheon & Fashion Show - Train Garden -12 to 4 p.m. Regular Pavilion depending on weather condi- Mar. 5-6 Dierks Promenade. 11:30 AM to 1:30 Garden admission applies. Open to Public. tions. Delectable food, great music and Train Garden 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Garden APRIL Apr. 9-10 p.m. A fundraising event to benefit dancing under the stars. Reservations and admission applies. Open to Public. GWG Antique & Classic Boat Show - Garden projects. Details to follow. Open Apr. 22 pre-payment required. Caterer and enter- Apr. 1-3 Boat dock. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to the Public. Reservations required. Call Hatfield/Smith Wedding Rehearsal - tainment to be decided. Call the adminis- Mar. 6 Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Garden Saturday. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. the administration office at (501) 262- Great Lawn. Late Afternoon. Private. tration office for details and reservations HSV Quilt Guild Reception - Magnolia admission applies. Open to Public. Regular Garden admission applies. 9300 or (800) 366-4664 for more infor- at (501)262-9300 or (800) 366-4664. Room, 1 to 3 p.m. Regular Garden admis- Open to Public. mation. Apr. 1-10 Apr. 23 Open to the Public. sion applies. Open to Public. TULIP EXTRAVAGANZA Apr. 14 Hatfield/Smith Wedding - Magnolia May 6-8 Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Continues. Hot Springs Village POA - Dinner - 6 Room, Great Lawn & Pavilion. 6 to May 27-29 Mar. 12-13 Regular Garden admission applies. Open to 10 p.m. Magnolia Room. Private. 10 p.m. Private. Train Garden -12 to 4 p.m. - Regular Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Apr. 1 to Public. Garden admission applies. Open to Garden admission applies. Open to Public. Stevens/Stout Wedding Rehearsal - Great Apr. 14-17 Public. Apr. 28-30 May 6 Lawn. Late afternoon. Private. Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Train Garden - 12 to 4 p.m. Regular Mar. 17 Garden admission applies. Open to Dalton/Hill Wedding Rehearsal - Great Garden admission applies. Open to Public. May 28 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Join us in down- Apr. 1 Public. Lawn. Late afternoon. Private. Hayes/Smith Wedding - Great Lawn & town Hot Springs and see our “float” in the GWG Advisory Pavilion. 5 to 9 p.m. Private. Apr. 29 May 7 world’s shortest parade. Council Apr. 16 Reception - ABA - Tour, Luncheon & Meeting - Dalton/Hill Wedding - Great Lawn & “Denim + Diamonds After the Magnolia Room. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Private. May 30 Mar. 17-20 Magnolia Room Derby” - Great Lawn, Pavilion, Pavilion. 4:30 to 8 PM. Private. and Dierks Memorial Day - Gardens open 9 a.m. to Train Garden -12 to 4 p.m. Regular Garden and Dierks Promenade—6:00 to Apr. 29 6 p.m. admission applies. Open to Public. Promenande - 6 to May 8 8 p.m. Private. 10:00 p.m. Dress up in your favorite Blackwood/Little Wedding Rehearsal. blue jeans, (you know, the ones Great Lawn - Late afternoon. Private. Mother’s Day Brunch -Pavilion, and Mar. 21-31 with the rhinestone belt buckle), Dierks Promenade. 11:30 a.m. to Apr. 2 TULIP EXTRAVAGANZA. Stroll among your boots, and come ready to graze Apr. 30 1:30 p.m. Join us for a GWG Advisory the Gardens’ 70,000 tulips - where the array Council Meeting on delectable hors d’oeuvres, tasty Hot Springs Bonsai Club - demonstra- lovely meal served of vibrant blooms will fascinate the eye and - Magnolia Room - new wines, do a little dancin’ and tion and lecture. Magnolia Room and in the beauty of the soothe the soul. Don’t miss the largest tulip 8:30 a.m. break- spend a few bucks at both the live Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Garden. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gardens with musical display in Arkansas. fast. Meeting 9 to and silent auctions. Tickets are entertainment to enhance 11 a.m. Private. $30.00 per person for members of Apr. 30 the experience. Reservations Mar. 23 Garvan Woodland Gardens and Blackwood/Little Wedding - Great and pre-payment required. Cost Grow and Show Garden Club - Luncheon Apr. 2 photo by Don Fry (c) 2005 Lawn and Pavilion - 12 Noon to 4 p.m. and other details to follow. Open to $35.00 for non-members. Reservations - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garvan Pavilion. Private. Stevens/Stout Wedding - Great Lawn and Private. the public. Pavilion - 5 to 9 p.m. Private. required. Contact the GWG administra- tion office for details. Open to the public.