Exploring Garvan Woodland Gardens: On the Hunt for the First Bloom. An outing to Garvan Woodland Gardens, the 210-acre botanical garden in Hot Springs, Arkansas, helps our family mark the transition into spring each year. We coordinate our visit with the annual Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza. I’m half Dutch and tulips are my favorite flower, and the event—declared the biggest display of color between Dallas and Memphis—never disappoints. Over 250,000 daffodil bulbs of more than 260 varieties fill meadows and forest clearings along with 135,000 tulips of every type and color. Crocuses, hyacinths, dogwood, redbud and red buckeye add to the majestic beauty.