Capital-Gifts

Capital Gifts

The Campaign for the Next Generation

Guided by our Master Plan, the Dallas Arboretum will develop important new gardens and features over the next decade. As we grow, we will also maintain our historic buildings and enhance your favorite programs and festivals. Here are a few of our upcoming projects to prepare for future generations of garden visitors.

For those who come to learn

  • The Garden Education Center, the final build-out of the acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, will provide space for orientation, classrooms, labs and distance learning to accommodate our rapidly expanding earth science programs for students, teachers and families.
  • A Tasteful Place will be a unique garden all about the sustainable cultivation, preparation and enjoyment of food, surrounded by our beloved Southern traditions of gracious hospitality and outdoor living.

For those who come to discover and enjoy

  • The Gallery Garden, overlooking the changing beauty of White Rock Lake, will have a pastoral feel with lovely winding paths, terraces and areas for quiet contemplation among the large native trees.
  • The Pocket Garden at the Camp House will provide an intimate garden “room” in which to rest and take pleasure in the play of sunlight and shadows.
  • The Arboretum will build a Tram Path around the perimeter of our property to eliminate vehicle traffic on the Paseo de Flores, our central walkway, and give all visitors comfortable access to our 66 acres.

For those who come to entertain and celebrate

  • Event areas such as the Indian Courtyard, Restaurant DeGolyer and Crape Myrtle Plaza, which have seen generations of brides, quinceaneras and family celebrations, will be refurbished and refreshed.
  • The iconic Ammonite Gates, original to the property, will be restored as a welcoming entrance for valet parking and guest drop-off.

For those who will cultivate the garden for the future

  • Our new Family Endowment Funds at the Dallas Arboretum will help maintain our public programs and support our stewardship of horticultural and historic features. The principal of the endowment is invested by the Arboretum and grows over time. The consistent stream of investment income nourishes the Arboretum year after year, with your family’s name attached.
  • A Named Endowment directed to an area of interest, such as horticulture or education, or created to underwrite a staff position will assure that your commitment of support remains evergreen.

We are pleased to provide permanent recognition for your capital or endowment gift in support of a project that is meaningful to you. Please contact Mary Brinegar at 214-515-6606 or mbrinegar@dallasarboretum.org to plan your gift to the Arboretum’s Campaign for the Next Generation.