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Compton Foundation

Virtual Dr. Compton Celebration

Celebrate our local hero, Dr. Neil Compton! Through this virtual experience and video playlist, we will share with you a glimpse of Dr. Compton’s life, legacy, and contributions.

Our Dr. Compton Celebration is proudly sponsored by:

The Ozark Society

The Ozark Society Foundation

The Ozark Society

Highlands Chapter

The Ozark Society

Sugar Creek Chapter

A Family Mission with a grand prize!

  • Find the “Group of Bears” by Paul Manship in Compton Gardens and take a family photo with them.
  • Post your photo to our Instagram and/or Facebook page and tag us.
  • The best photo submitted by August 8th will win a Grand Prize package including Dr. Compton T-shirts for the entire family and a family fun pack.
  • 2nd and 3rd place photos will also win a family fun pack.

Winners announced on Monday, August 10th at 2pm

Dr. Compton Celebration Video Playlist

This video is an excerpt of the film “The Buffalo Flows”.

Stewart Noland, past President of the Ozark Society and Ross Noland, Executive Director of the Buffalo River Foundation.

David Esterly discusses his last project, “Dr. Compton’s Letter Rack”.

Sarah Anne Shipley shares her favorite memory of her great grandfather, Dr. Neil Compton.

Ken Smith, long time friend of Dr. Neil Compton and Ozark Society member.

“I challenge you to step forward to protect and care for the wild places you love best.” – Dr. Neil Compton

In honor of the 108th anniversary of Dr. Compton’s birth we are asking you to consider a donation of $108 to continue his legacy.

Donate Now to Dr. Compton’s Gardens

Peel Mansion & Heritage Gardens

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Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

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Compton Gardens & Conference Center

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Upcoming Events

While our stunning venues are available to book all year long, we also host a colorful calendar of our own events as well! Learn more about our museum and garden tours, children’s storytime, native tree and plant sales, history day, holiday celebrations, and more.

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Picturesque Spaces. Unforgettable Events.



Walk down the aisle at one of our impeccably preserved venues and experience the majestic beauty that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.

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Private Events

From lively family reunions and birthday parties to anniversaries and receptions, private events with The Peel Compton Foundation are picture-perfect.

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Corporate Events

Spacious rooms with windows that offer plenty of natural light and views of The Peel Compton Foundation’s vibrant scenery.

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The Peel Compton Foundation connects the community through nature, education,
recreation, and preservation.