Compton Gardens


to Compton Gardens and Conference Center

Imagine a green oasis that serves as a public park for the residents of Bentonville and beyond. This 6.5 acre garden has been developed into a native / woodland garden which is quickly becoming a regional destination garden and special events venue. Residents and visitors are able to take advantage of this beautiful and peaceful environment that contains a native plant collection.

Compton Gardens and Conference Center are named after Dr. Neil Compton, a noted Bentonville physician, writer, photographer, founder of the Ozark Society, and savior of the Buffalo River.

The Conference Center is the re-modeled home of Dr. Compton and now serves as a rental facility for seminars, conferences, workshops, retreats, intimate weddings, and private events. The Garden is available for film and commercial photo shoots.


The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens were built in 1875 by Colonel Samuel West Peel. The event space within the Peel Mansion is available to rent for you to create lifelong memories of your own!

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Upcoming Events

The Peel Mansion is host to a number of exciting events each year. From the Gala at The Peel Mansion to new events in development, we have an interesting array of opportunities to create memories and enjoy The Peel Mansion Museum & Hertiage Gardens.

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Gifts from friends, clubs, and corporations provide the support that ensures future growth and programming for our community. Your contributions support public programming, Ozark habitat preservation, educational efforts, and so much more.

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Activity Schedule

School Days at Peel Mansion for area elementary school students, as well as workshops and Christmas decorating workshops are just a few of the upcoming activities scheduled.

Upcoming Activities

Many opportunities exist for those interested in the Peel Mansion, to take an active role in preserving it's unique history for generations to come. The Peel Compton Foundation relies on it's volunteers, members, and generous supporters.

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Christmas Open House, 12/20

...and have a photo taken with Santa: 10am-noon ..

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"Our purpose is to provide an enduring legacy for future generations through education and the preservation of the history, heritage, and natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas."

The Peel Compton Foundation