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Address: 1401 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone Number: +1 501-410-3938
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The Bernice Garden is privately owned by Anita Davis, but intended for...

The Bernice Garden is privately owned by Anita Davis, but intended for public use. The garden was created to celebrate the community and hosts community events as well as private events. The Bernice garden features a yearly sculpture exhibit in an effort to foster community interaction and a sense of pride in the neighborhood.The 150’ x 150’ garden consists of landscaped area utilizing native plants, with a crushed granite foundation for the artworks created by Arkansas artists. Next to the sculpture garden is a concrete patio, benches and approximately 20 parking spaces.The garden is a community event space, hosting a weekly Sunday Farmers' Market, monthly food events, a monthly open-air vintage market, and the annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival. Please see our website for a current calendar of events.

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Beautiful Local Market

The Bernice Garden Farmers Market is absolutely stunning! It is so much more than a place to exchange goods. After my single visit I can tell their commitment to the local... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
Lindilynn
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Marcelline, IL
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small privately owned park that changes it's sculptures. So quaint,with some really good pieces to see!

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Devin H, Public Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the sculptures and the park. Please come and see us again soon! More 

United States
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58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Bernice Garden Farmers Market is absolutely stunning! It is so much more than a place to exchange goods. After my single visit I can tell their commitment to the local community. As a tourist in the area, the market offers aesthetics as well as high quality, locally produced produce, food, and artisan items. I have visited many markets, and... More 

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Devin H, Public Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at The Bernice Garden and its weekly farmers' market. The market manager, vendors, and volunteers work hard to make it the community treasure that it is, and we're thrilled to get such positive, enthusiastic feedback from you. Please come visit us again... More 

Cabot, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was a hot August Day when we visited however the Heat seemed to Lessen while we were visiting this is a beautiful place and is one of the anchors in the SOMA District of Little Rock

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Devin H, Guest Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the garden. We're also happy to hear you were able to find some relief from the Arkansas summer under the shade of the pergola, too. Please come again! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

It is a great place to visit and a wonderful respite for downtown workers. It is centered in the midst of great restaurants and shops. A very unique experience.

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Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're so happy that you were able to visit, relax, and take in all the beautiful Arkansas-made artwork! More 

Edinburg, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We knew what to expect from having read previous reviews so weren't disappointed in this small park. The sculptures were interesting and there were some pretty flowers. A nearby bread bakery featured delicious breakfast treats.

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Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed the native plant life and sculptures by Arkansas artists. Though privately owned, we're happy to be a quiet yet happy space for the community to enjoy. Please come visit us again! More 

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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287 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A nice place to relax on South Main. On the weekends they hold a farmers market. Several antique storms and eater is are near by.

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Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the farmers' market and relaxing in the garden. Thank you so much for your review and do come visit us and the businesses of South Main again soon! More 

Oxford, Mississippi
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154 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Nice little garden located in the South Main restaurant/shopping district. Free and open to the public.

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Thank mkitchens
Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your time in the garden and thanks for visiting! Please stay in touch as we also host a farmers' market every Sunday and other festival and markets throughout the year. Also always free! More 

Texarkana, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

We happened to be staying at an AirBnB place next door and enjoyed the sculptures while touring the SoMa area that weekend. We were pleasantly surprised by the farmers market that came in on Sunday.

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Devin H, Public Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

We're so happy you stumbled upon Bernice Garden and its farmers' market during your stay in Little Rock. Thank you for your review! More 

USA
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76 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Small park in SoMa where you can see some nice sculpture and relax among some nice plants. Close to some very nice local restaurants.

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Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We're so happy you were able to relax a bit and enjoy the space. More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Bernice Garden is a focal point in the up and coming, close knit South on Main neighborhood in Little Rock. Vibrant sculptures, murals and plantings set the mood. Enjoyed the festive and well attended Mardi Gras Parade there this past weekend. Surrounding the garden are locally grown, interesting and fun restaurants, bar and stores. No chain stores or restaurants here.

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Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this review

Thanks for such a wonderful review! Yes, we love our unique little corner of Little Rock, too, especially during neighborhood events like the Mardi Gras parade. There is always so much to see and do, so please be sure to visit us again soon! More 

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