Scenic USA - Arkansas
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|Photos by Ben Prepelka
Located on 86 acres adjoining Lake Fayetteville, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a relatively new addition to northwest Arkansas. Thanks to the efforts of founder and first director Donna Porter, her idea and garden dream began in 1993. A product of a grassroots effort and many volunteers, today's center features nine themed gardens, ranging from the Rose and Perennial garden to Ozark Natives. Carl Totemeier, vice president emeritus of the New York Botanical Garden, provided plenty of inspiration. His much needed experience laid out a plan for different development phases. Completed in 2005, the timber framed event hall was named in honor to the late Carl Totemeier. Thanks to charitable citizens and large corporations, grants and many donations have funded the garden's transformation into today's botanical showcase.
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