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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Tulips have been a favorite flower of spring gardens for generations. And because they bloom at the start of spring,they symbolize a new beginning.

Thousands have already blossomed at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.

Kristin Mangham and Susan Harper previewed what you can see at the gardens on "THV 11 News This Morning".

Tulip Extravaganza: March 1-31, 2013

Depending on the mood of Mother Nature, beginning in early March, the Gardens' annual Tulip Extravaganza, including 130,000 vibrant tulips, plus tens of thousands of fragrant hyacinths and other spring bulbs, hundreds of red, pink, violet, and white azaleas, and thousands of delicate dogwood blossoms will be on center stage for a show like no other in the Natural State.

While you are visiting Garvan Gardens, be sure to stop by the Magnolia Room in the Visitors Center to see the art exhibit "Mixing It Up." In this eclectic exhibit, artists Marlene Gremillion, Sheliah Halderman, and Linda Shearer will show their artwork at Garvan Woodland Gardens March 2 to March 31.

Marlene Gremillion is a well known art instructor who loves to paint in water media and create works of art in collage. She has won numerous awards for her artwork. Sheliah Halderman is noted for her pastel landscapes and florals. In 2012 one of her pastel landscapes won Best of Show. She likes to explore other mediums such as pen & ink, watercolor, and oils.

Linda Shearer paints in the Heish-I (spontaneous) style of Chinese Brush painting. Her works include traditional and contemporary landscapes, birds and florals. She will be exhibiting Chinese scroll paintings as well as framed and matted rice paper paintings. Linda has studied Chinese Brush painting for over 25 years and teaches in Hot Springs Village.