Garvan Woodland Gardens
Susan Harper, Director of Volunteers at Garvan Woodland Gardens, will dress and enact the part of Verna Cook Garvan, early conservationist and Arkansas’s first female CEO. She will join us to share the amazing personal story and the history of Garvan Woodland Gardens.
In 1985, Verna Cook Garvin signed an agreement to leave her garden to the University of Arkansas, Department of Architecture. Upon her death in 1993, Garvan Woodland Gardens was created. Her charge was to develop the property into a “world-class botanical garden” for all to enjoy. Although she died in 1993, her spirit lives on…
Susan will showcase the Garden as we know and love it today.