Guidlive recently praised the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens as one of the perfect places for a picnic in Dallas/Ft Worth. If you're heading our way and want to enjoy a beautiful picnic while keeping cool, we've got this list of the six best places for a relaxing picnic at the Arboretum. (Download map here)


1. Johnsson Color Garden

Grab some shade or maybe find a spot next to the Fern Dell misters for a bit of extra cool - all while enjoying the show-stopping view.

2. Val Late Garden

Nestled between the Paseo de Flores and the Degolyer Estate House, the Val Late Garden of Memories is quaint, comfortable, and full of the sounds of the garden.

3. Pecan Grove

The Shady Pecan Grove offers the best of picnic tables for convenience, stunning pecan trees that provide shade and an amazing view, and space for parties of all sizes.

4. Magnolia Glade

With it's own natural shade and views of the Rose Garden and a wonderful water feature, Magnolia Glade is family-friendly place to stop for a picnic while you soak in the sights and sounds of the most beautiful place in Dallas.

5. A Woman's Garden, Phase 2

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 2 also offers some of the best views of White Rock Lake in the gardens, as well as comfortable places to relax in the shade.

6. Lay Family Garden

If you love stunning water features, you can't miss the Lay Family Garden, whether for a picnic or just a quick walk.

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