Guests of Arsenic & Old Lace often enjoy the Blue Spring Heritage Center in Eureka Springs. The Blue Spring Heritage Center are home to lovely gardens filled with colors, textures, and the surprise of blooms in every season. The site has been an attraction since 1948 and is rich in the history of the Ozark Region. From the American Indian through prehistoric civilization, past history can be found at this location.
In 1993, 33 acres were transformed into the Eureka Springs Gardens. There are over a mile of trails winding through the Blue Spring Heritage Center with new gardens demonstrating crops, plants, flowers, and healing herbs of the Ozarks. Cycles of flowers, herbs and plant life are tracked throughout the year. In July, guests will enjoy flowers such as Snapdragon, Foxglove, Phlox, Verbena, and the list goes on! One of my favorite blooming shrubs during that timeframe is Buddleia, as it is frequently visited by a variety of butterflies. However, every month is an enjoyable time to visit the Gardens.
The Blue Spring Heritage Center is opened from March 15 through Thanksgiving. Admission is $7.25 for adults, $4.00 for students 10-17, and children 9 and under have free admission. We know that you will enjoy the peacefulness of the gardens!