As spring bursts into bloom all around us, several places in the state are having festivals and events encouraging visitors to come experience the bright sights of daffodils, jonquils and other spring bulbs in their peak season.
Garvan Woodland Gardens Spring Bulbs
550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs National Park
Catch daffodils and other spring bulbs like tulips and Japanese camellias in full bloom at the 120-acre botanical park. garvangardens.org
Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival
22300 Arkansas 113, Bigelow
From 8 a.m-5 p.m., enjoy 40 varieties of daffodils spread over seven acres. Free admission. Food trucks on site. fb.com/DaffodilsOnWyeMountain
March 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27
Daffodil Hill in Peak Bloom
Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm
23700 Ross Hollow Road, Roland
See Smith’s carefully cultivated Daffodil Hill with its 400,000 daffodils; feast on a farm-to-table lunch made with his original recipes; and get a guided tour of Moss Mountain Farm’s private home and gardens. Tickets: $96.75.pallensmith.com
Camden Daffodil Festival and Garden Tours
Downtown Camden, various venues
Welcome spring and millions of daffodils at this annual festival featuring gardens, historic antebellum homes, entertainment, vendors, children’s activities and other events.
Jonquil Festival at Historic Washington State Park
103 Franklin St., Washington
As many as 12,000 visitors will travel to Historic Washington State Park’s jonquil-rich, reconstructed 19th-century village, where jonquils were originally planted by pioneers. A festival of surrounding activities, including live re-enactments and artisan vendors, is planned.