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The Bernice Garden

1401 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5035
+1 501-410-3938
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Nice small park setting, good farmers' market on Sunday

This is a really nice little oasis on South Main (SOMA). It's part of the renovation of this part... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
avidreader17
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Nice but...

We made an impromptu visit today with 4 teenagers and while the pavilion, flowers and sculptures... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
brandib920
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Benton
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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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“small park” (4 reviews)
“focal point” (2 reviews)
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1401 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202-5035
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This is a really nice little oasis on South Main (SOMA). It's part of the renovation of this part of downtown and an attractive peaceful spot. Farmers' market is small, local and specialty items, organic produce and products, including locally raised meats - great choices...More

Thank avidreader17
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We made an impromptu visit today with 4 teenagers and while the pavilion, flowers and sculptures are lovely the broken liquor bottles, syringes and the smell of urine were not. We spent about 20 minutes admiring the art and plantings before a homeless man screaming...More

Thank brandib920
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This would be a nice place to have a picnic seeing as there are several tables available. There aren't as many sculptures as I expected but it was still cute. It's just not something I would seek out if I wasn't already in the area.

Thank Tirzah D
Reviewed 23 July 2017

In the summer, you can shop local produce and products on Sunday mornings at the Farmer's Market. There's so much to see in this beautiful garden. You can spend all morning and afternoon in the SoMa district. You can have breakfast, stroll through the gardens...More

Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Bernice Garden, a nicely landscaped pocket park on a corner in SoMa (South on Main), is the focal point for a weekly greenmarket in summer, crafts and antique markets, an annual beard-growing contest, and more unique events throughout the calendar. It's right next door to...More

1  Thank Nancy B
Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review - and your recap of our many events and amenities throughout the year. We love our central SoMa location, and we're thankful for our many neighbors and community members who enjoy the space. Be sure to visit again for...More

Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

Thank betsiwetsi
Devin H, Public Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

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!

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...More

1  Thank Lindilynn
Devin H, Public Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

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...More

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

Thank Geoark1946
Devin H, Guest Relations Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2016

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!

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.

Thank VicNV
Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

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!

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.

Thank Pamela P
Devin H, General Manager at The Bernice Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

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!

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