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Lay Family Garden

The Lay Family Garden (formally known as the Lay Ornamental Garden) is a 2.2-acre garden filled with hundreds of perennials and woody plants.

Under construction at the north end of the property is a reinterpretation of the Lay Ornamental Garden, a gift from the family of Mimi Lay Hodges and Herman Lay. The newly named Lay Family Garden will keep the main features intact, but with an increase in the size of the ponds, an additional grotto and beautiful horticultural accents. This renovation is made possible by the Lay’s two daughters, Dorothy Lay, Susan Atwell and her husband Anthony, and a gift from the estate of Ward Lay.

The Lay Family Garden is currently closed for major landscape renovation. The garden is planned to reopen for Dallas Blooms, spring 2015.

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Rose Mary Haggar Rose Garden

The Trial Gardens

Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm