Mr and Mrs Fred Pathmann Mr and Mrs Jeff Carr – In DONATIONS MEMORIALS

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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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.
  info@garvangardens.org         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.
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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
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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.

				
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