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Compton Gardens and Conference Center

312 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5337
+1 479-254-3870
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Nice leisurely walk which hooks up to the Crystal Bridges Walk

Very nice in September, but I would definitely try and see this again in the Spring or Fall when... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Belton, Missouri
Lovely use of an older home and its beautiful gardens

this property was owned by a physician but is now a wonderful place to stroll or ride your back... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Theresa D
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The Garden:Once the home of Dr. Neil Compton, Savior of the Buffalo River, Compton Gardens has been developed into a native woodland which is quickly becoming a regional destination garden. It provides a beautiful and peaceful environment containing a unique plant collection. The garden is dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, and conservation within an aesthetic landscape. Neil Compton Exhibit Room:With its grand opening this past August, the Neil Compton Exhibit Room gives viewers a glimpse into the life of Dr. Neil Compton. This exhibit is free and open to the public Monday-Friday 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.The Homesite:The conference Center is the re-modeled home of Dr. Compton and now serves as a rental facility for seminars, conferences, workshops, retreats, intimate weddings, and private events. The garden is available for film and commercial photo shoots.
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“native plants” (6 reviews)
“crystal bridges” (25 reviews)
“quiet garden” (2 reviews)
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312 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712-5337
+1 479-254-3870
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very nice in September, but I would definitely try and see this again in the Spring or Fall when colors are changing...it should be gorgeous

Thank Msfreethought
Reviewed 1 September 2016

this property was owned by a physician but is now a wonderful place to stroll or ride your back. the home is now a conference center as well. If you are in Bentonville, use this area to stretch your legs and just enjoy the stroll.

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a beautiful place to enjoy nature. Many native plants of Arkansas. Stroll along and unwind. You can walk to Crystal Bridges Museum by going through these gardens.

Thank J J
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We enjoyed walking around Compton Gardens. It wasn't the best season to be at a garden, but the paths were nice for an easy walk. I would like to visit again in the Spring to see the difference.

Thank goanywheretogether
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Enjoyed our walk from Compton Gardens to the south entrance of Crystal Bridges Art Museum. The walkways are wide, concrete pathways along scenic ponds, past the Turrell Skyspace exhibit and Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, down toward the museum along lush floral and fauna displays....More

1  Thank TexasCatBird
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Very nice, mostly shaded garden area within easy walking distance of downtown Bentonville. Plants were mostly the hosta type but everything was very well done and from the gardens there's actually a path that takes you to Crystal Bridges Museum. We didn't have time to...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I enjoyed the walk through the gardens, it was a very pretty area and I liked that most of the plants and trees were labeled so you knew what you were looking at. There were some bicyclists on the trail as well as squirrels, a...More

Thank Donice L
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Beautiful trails and an easy &relaxing walk. Go when spring is in bloom or for the fall colors. The rental facility us small but nice. The deck is a fantastic space for 25-30 people.

Thank Stacey B
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We were there in April and not much was blooming so we did not get to see much color. However the garden is well laid out and would be worth a return trip for us when the flowers are in bloom. Did get to watch...More

1  Thank William D
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Beautiful place to visit! Bring comfy walking shoes, because this is a must stop on your visit to NWA! It's a family activity or a visit just by yourself.

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Gina M
29 August 2015|
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Response from DrCompton | Property representative |
Hi Gina M - thank you for inquiring. Our conference center is available as a rental facility (weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, lifetime events, etc.) on the weekends, however, our Exhibit Room is closed... More