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Garden surrounded by great restaurants and shops grows into the best-kept secret of downtown Little Rock



Little Rock, Arkansas — The Bernice Garden is located in the SOMA district of Little Rock and is surrounded by great restaurants and shops along South Main Street. It’s privately owned by Anita Davis, according to the venue’s website.

Davis bought the property in 2005 because she “envisioned a gathering place to celebrate community, sustainability, and local artists.”

During the summer months, the garden is known for hosting several farmer’s markets, a strawberry festival, live music, art shows, and more.

The Sunday Farmer’s Market is very popular with locals. It runs from mid-April through November. The centerpiece of the garden is a large wooden canopy. The garden also features several sculptures that “represent and reflect the spirit, nature, and history of Arkansas.”

The garden is located at 1401 S Main St, has nearby parking and no gate. The park is closed between the hours of 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. The place is available to host private events like weddings, retreats, and company gatherings.