The Women’s Council
Organized in 1982, the primary purpose of the Women’s Council is to support the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden through its financial support and membership involvement of its approximately 650 members.
Since 1986 the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the design, construction, funding and endowment of A Woman’s Garden at The Dallas Arboretum. A Woman’s Garden is the only public garden in the nation conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women and dedicated to the spirit of women. Phase I opened in September 1997 and Phase II in March 2006. Efforts continue to expand and improve this fabulous garden in the center of the Arboretum.
Financial support for A Woman’s Garden comes primarily from fundraising events, as well as generous donor gifts towards named features in the Garden. The Women’s Council plans many events such as A Writer’s Garden, which is a series of book reviews; three general membership meetings with programs; group trips; and the well-known Mad Hatter’s Tea party.