Buffalo National River 50th CelebrationLucie2022-01-11T12:42:25-05:00
Buffalo National River’s 50th Anniversary
Compton Gardens & Arboretum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo National River with events and programs throughout March 2022.
Throughout the month of March
Buffalo River Float – greenway art by local artist Brandon Bullette
Experience a commemorative mural on the Razorback Greenway inspired by the natural elements found along the Buffalo National River and the Bentonville man behind saving it, Dr. Neil Compton. Learn more about this history in the Dr. Compton Exhibit Room at Compton Gardens & Arboretum, free and open to the public Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm).
Grow your own native garden using native plant varieties from our annual sale. All proceeds benefit the Peel Compton Foundation, furthering our mission to connect the community through nature, education, recreation and preservation.
Documentary Premiere First River: How Arkansas Saved a National Treasure
Watch the premiere of a new documentary exploring the Buffalo’s designation as the first National River in 1972. The viewing will take place at Skylight Cinema. Tickets are free; registration required.
Learn more about native plants through programming hosted in March. Participants will learn native plant history of the Buffalo River country, which plants are right for their garden, how to make a pollinator garden, and much more!