The Edmond Sun

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August 3, 2012

Myriad Botanical Gardens offers overnight autumn foliage excusion

EDMOND — Downtown Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens is planning an autumn excursion. Interested travelers are invited to join in on the Oct. 12-13 picturesque drive to southeast Oklahoma and Arkansas’ Hot Springs National Park. Departing the Myriad Botanical Gardens at 8 a.m. Oct. 12, guests will travel by luxury motor coach to southeastern Oklahoma to follow the stunning 54-mile Talimena Drive en route to Arkansas’ Scenic Route 88. A light breakfast, refreshments and beverages will be served on the coach.

The final destination will be the Garvan Woodland Gardens, a 210-acre area surrounded by 4.5 miles of beautiful Lake Hamilton shoreline, located in Arkansas’ Hot Springs National Park. Guests will stay overnight at The Arlington, a historic hotel.

Guests will get a look at the Garvan Woodland Gardens, a guided tour of the grounds as well as a living history presentation. Those who are interested also will have the opportunity to visit downtown Hot Springs to see historic Bath House Row, participate in a guided walking tour of the historic downtown, do some boutique shopping, and see historic architecture.

The group will return to Oklahoma City around 7 p.m on Oct.13. Cost is $255 for members; $285 for non members. The registration fee includes admission into Garvan Woodland Gardens as well as two breakfasts, dinner Friday, and lunch Saturday. Guests should plan to bring or purchase their own lunch on Friday. An additional fee of $70 will be applied to single occupancy rooms. For complete details, call 297-3611 by Sept. 27.

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