8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Gardens and Pavilions

A Green field during the day with flowers in the foreground

Named Gardens and Features

With over 66 acres of finely manicured grounds, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden provides breathtaking views for residents and tourists year-round.

Signature Gardens

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus of our mission, which is why we are delighted to be able to teach life and Earth science to both school children and their teachers as well as families. Enjoy 8 acres of fun overlooking the beautiful White Rock Lake.

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A Tasteful Place is a world-class venue that has won multiple awards and provides a gathering place for learning and cooking activities.

A Tasteful Place

This 3.5-acre, ornamental garden, pavilion and kitchen is inspired by the movement toward growing and eating fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food. Enjoy three free daily tastings made with seasonal produce, cooking demos and more.

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The Trammell Crow Visitor Education Pavilion

Opened in 2003, The Trammell Crow Visitor Education Pavilion and Entry Plaza welcomes visitors to the breathtaking surroundings of the Dallas Arboretum. It always features a beautiful selection of whatever is seasonally in bloom.

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Beautiful flowers in the Jonsson Color Garden at the Arboretum

Margaret Elizabeth Jonsson Color Garden

Designed by Naud Burnett II, the 6.5-acre Margaret Elisabeth Jonsson Color Garden features large, sweeping beds of seasonal flowers and plants.

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A Woman’s Garden

Guests’ favorite aspects of this garden are the sculpture, the vista across the infinity pool and the flower water in the fountains and features.

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The entry waterfall in the Red Maple Rill

Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill

Perhaps the most impressive feature of this two-acre garden is a fabulous collection of over 80 varieties of signature Japanese Maples planted along the stream.

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Spring blooms along the Paseo

The Lyda Bunker Hunt Paseo de Flores

Commonly referred to as simply The Paseo, this meandering pathway serves as the central walkway of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and is the main artery of the garden for guests.

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The Gazebo at Boswell Family Garden

Boswell Family Garden

A stacked stone wall serves as the backbone of this charming garden and is mirrored by a myriad of gorgeous rose varieties. It features a beautiful pergola and occasional views of White Rock Lake.

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The McCasland Sunken Garden

McCasland Sunken Garden

The Chico y Chica de la Playa sculpture and accompanying fountain provide a tranquil setting for the many weddings that take place in this secluded garden. The staircase and small lawn and courtyard create a unique, calm, intimate setting, whether for an event or a quiet moment sitting in one of the benches.

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Sit on the Benches in the Cool Mist of Palmer Fern Dell

The Eugenia Leftwich Palmer Fern Dell

A stacked stone wall serves as the backbone of this charming garden and is mirrored by a myriad of gorgeous rose varieties. It features a beautiful pergola and occasional views of White Rock Lake.

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Play Day and Relaxation at the Magnolia Glade

The Nancy Clements Seay Magnolia Glade

The Magnolia Glade features a meandering waterway and picturesque lily pond amid a collection of beautiful flowers. This traditional “White Garden” is a delight for children and adults due to the water features and beautiful seasonal blooms.

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Bench View at Nancy's Garden

Nancy’s Garden

A treasured area of the Dallas Arboretum, Nancy’s Garden is blanketed by soft pink crape myrtles and azaleas, and is filled with seasonal pastel color annually.

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A View of Toad Corners from Crape Myrtle Allee

Crape Myrtle Allee

Sweeping crape myrtle trees enclose a stone walkway to create this magnificent garden. This natural tunnel leads visitors to the popular toad fountain feature, “Toad Corner.”

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Spring Bloom in the Lindsley Shadow Garden

The Chandler Lindsley Shadow Garden

The Chandler Lindsley Shadow Garden is filled with pathways fit for strolling, an expansive lawn, and mature shade trees.

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Autumn in the Pecan Grove

Pecan Grove

With its shady canopy, the Pecan Grove is the perfect location for a peaceful picnic. This space also serves as the centerpiece of our famous fall festival, Autumn at the Arboretum, featuring our internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Houses. It is large, comfortable, inviting and full of a variety of blooming plants and trees that keep it beautiful year round.

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Alabama Beauty Camellias in the Martha Brooks Camellia Garden

The Martha Brooks Camellia Garden

This charming garden features 200 camellias and over 30 different cultivars.

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The Octagon Fountain in the DeGolyer Gardens

DeGolyer Gardens

The 21,000-square-foot home of Mr. and Mrs. Everette DeGolyer serves as the centerpiece to this luxurious garden that sits in front of the home. Featuring a beautiful fountain and ample space for seasonal and perennial blooms, it’s an inviting place to sit on the grass or just enjoy the view before visiting the house.

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Large Lagoon of the Lay Family Garden

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 set against two amazing water features, the Lay Grotto, which boasts a waterfall and koi pond, and on the other side, another set of cascading water elements under a lush trellis.

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The Rose Garden during Dallas Bloom

Rose Garden

This classically designed pocket rose garden contains over 200 Hybrid Tea Roses of 16 different varieties, making for a stunning backdrop when the roses are in bloom, coupled with an enchanting opportunity to stop and literally “smell” the roses.

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Val Late Garden of Memories

Featuring a spacious lawn, a welcoming seating area and a simple yet eye-catching water feature, this beautiful Dallas garden is a new addition in front of the DeGolyer House.

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Fall in the All American Selections Trial Garden

The Trial Gardens

The Trial Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum were created for the purpose of expanding our research efforts and providing information to the public. The focus of the trial program is to grow and evaluate many different plants in the drastic climate of the Metroplex and North Central Texas.

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Trailing Pansies in Hanging Baskets in the Trial Garden

So many gardens, so much beauty

With such a vast expanse of 66 acres, sometimes the best way to explore is just to take a stroll.