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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bankers Association and the State Chamber of Commerce and served both organizations as
president before retiring from the bank. CALENDAR of
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
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.”
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
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.
firstname.lastname@example.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-
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
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
PAULA WALLACE Garden Quote: Holiday Lights
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
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
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
TULIP EXTRAVAGANZA. Stroll among your boots, and come ready to graze Apr. 30 1:30 p.m. Join us for a
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.