8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

A Tasteful Place

  • Building with beautiful flowers outdoors
  • A Tasteful Place Lagoon in the Spring
  • A Tasteful Place pathway overlooking White Rock Lake

Named Gardens

A Tasteful Place

This 3.5-acre, potager 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.

A Venue to Remember

  • Unparalleled views of the Dallas skyline over White Rock Lake
  • Daily free tastings
  • Cooking classes/demos
  • Seasonal displays
  • Year-round beauty
  • Private events/weddings
The Dining Terrace provides a lovely setting to grab a snack.

Upcoming Great Events at A Tasteful Place

  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with Paid Garden Admission-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo.
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    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, January 20 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Lane Florist

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
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    Tasteful Tuesdays: Lane Florist

    Tuesday, January 21 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Unrefined Bakery

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
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    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Unrefined Bakery

    Wednesday, January 22 at
  • Learn More about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Join Chef Isabel Snetsinger for weekly sample tasting recipes!
    More Details about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Wednesday, January 22 at
  • Learn More about Urban Composting Basics

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Learn about urban composting and how to do it yourself!
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    Urban Composting Basics

    Thursday, January 23 at
  • Learn More about Veganuary Series: Spiral Diner

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Watch some of Dallas’ top vegan chefs and restaurants as they make tasty vegan dishes.
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    Veganuary Series: Spiral Diner

    Saturday, January 25 at
  • Learn More about New Year Refresh Series

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Learn tips and tricks on how to organize different areas of your home and life.
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    New Year Refresh Series

    Sunday, January 26 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with Paid Garden Admission-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, January 27 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Token Flowers

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
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    Tasteful Tuesdays: Token Flowers

    Tuesday, January 28 at
  • Learn More about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Join Chef Isabel Snetsinger for weekly sample tasting recipes!
    More Details about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Wednesday, January 29 at
  • Learn More about Urban Composting Basics

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Learn about urban composting and how to do it yourself!
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    Urban Composting Basics

    Thursday, January 30 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
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    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, January 31 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Yelibelly Chocolates

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Yelibelly Chocolates

    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Yelibelly Chocolates

    Saturday, February 1 at
  • Learn More about Groundhog Day Celebration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    February 2 at 6:30am
    Come early and find out if winter is sticking around, or if spring is coming early!
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    Groundhog Day Celebration

    Sunday, February 2 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with Paid Garden Admission-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, February 3 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Ruibal’s

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
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    Tasteful Tuesdays: Ruibal’s

    Tuesday, February 4 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: My French Recipe

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
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    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: My French Recipe

    Wednesday, February 5 at
  • Learn More about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Join Chef Isabel Snetsinger for weekly sample tasting recipes!
    More Details about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Wednesday, February 5 at
  • Learn More about Heart Healthy – Culinary Demo

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Join us for a unique program in February, which is dedicated to heart month.
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    Heart Healthy – Culinary Demo

    Thursday, February 6 at
  • Learn More about Sugar Free Series

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Learn why it’s important to cut back on sugar and ways to implement this into your life.
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    Sugar Free Series

    Sunday, February 9 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with Paid Garden Admission-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, February 10 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Avant Garden

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays: Avant Garden

    Tasteful Tuesdays: Avant Garden

    Tuesday, February 11 at
  • Learn More about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Join Chef Isabel Snetsinger for weekly sample tasting recipes!
    More Details about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Wednesday, February 12 at
  • Learn More about Mysteries of Seafood Cookery Revealed – Culinary Demo

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Learn to expand your seafood horizons featuring the freshest catch from the fish market.
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    Mysteries of Seafood Cookery Revealed – Culinary Demo

    Thursday, February 13 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
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    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, February 14 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: One90 Smoked Meats

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: One90 Smoked Meats

    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: One90 Smoked Meats

    Saturday, February 15 at
  • Learn More about Sugar Free Series

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Learn why it’s important to cut back on sugar and ways to implement this into your life.
    More Details about Sugar Free Series

    Sugar Free Series

    Sunday, February 16 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with Paid Garden Admission-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, February 17 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: McShan Florist

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays: McShan Florist

    Tasteful Tuesdays: McShan Florist

    Tuesday, February 18 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Petro Bar & Bistro

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Petro Bar & Bistro

    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Petro Bar & Bistro

    Wednesday, February 19 at
  • Learn More about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – Join Chef Isabel Snetsinger for weekly sample tasting recipes!
    More Details about Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking

    Wednesday, February 19 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Shell Shack

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
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    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Shell Shack

    Saturday, February 22 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with Paid Garden Admission-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, February 24 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Michael Hamilton

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
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    Tasteful Tuesdays: Michael Hamilton

    Tuesday, February 25 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Haute Sweets Patisserie

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Haute Sweets Patisserie

    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Haute Sweets Patisserie

    Tuesday, February 25 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, February 28 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Meat Church

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid garden admission – See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Meat Church

    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Meat Church

    Saturday, February 29 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Michael Hamilton

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
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    Tasteful Tuesdays: Michael Hamilton

    Tuesday, March 3 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Chef Randy White

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Chef Randy White

    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Chef Randy White

    Wednesday, March 4 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Token Flowers

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays: Token Flowers

    Tasteful Tuesdays: Token Flowers

    Tuesday, March 10 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Proper Baking

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
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    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Proper Baking

    Wednesday, March 11 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, March 13 at
  • Learn More about National Pi Day Celebration

    Located at Main Garden

    March 14
    Both Pi and pie enthusiasts are invited to the garden on National Pi Day!
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    National Pi Day Celebration

    Saturday, March 14 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Emporium Pies

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
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    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Emporium Pies

    Saturday, March 14 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Enflowerment

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
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    Tasteful Tuesdays: Enflowerment

    Tuesday, March 17 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Vestal’s Catering

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
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    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Vestal’s Catering

    Wednesday, March 18 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: The Corn Dog Guy

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
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    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: The Corn Dog Guy

    Saturday, March 21 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: McShan Florist

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays: McShan Florist

    Tasteful Tuesdays: McShan Florist

    Tuesday, March 24 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, March 27 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Ruibal’s

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays: Ruibal’s

    Tasteful Tuesdays: Ruibal’s

    Tuesday, March 31 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Vestal’s Catering

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Vestal’s Catering

    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Vestal’s Catering

    Wednesday, April 1 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, April 3 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays: Token Flowers

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Learn from the pros as they teach you how to work with flowers.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays: Token Flowers

    Tasteful Tuesdays: Token Flowers

    Tuesday, April 7 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: One Great Vegan

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
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    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: One Great Vegan

    Wednesday, April 8 at
  • Learn More about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Charlie’s Treats

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Charlie’s Treats

    Chef-Tastic Cooking Series: Charlie’s Treats

    Saturday, April 11 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, April 17 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, May 15 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, May 29 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, June 12 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, June 26 at
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Cooking Classes and Demos

There are many cooking events at A Tasteful Place that help you hone your skills in the kitchen with our specialized classes on how to prepare gourmet dishes.

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Recipes Resource

We keep an archive of recipes from A Tasteful Place cooking & nutrition demos, tastings and classes so that you may try your hand at the garden-to-table dishes in your own home.

See the Recipes

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Welcome to A Tasteful Place, The Dallas Arboretum’s Newest Garden

Recent awards and commendations for A Tasteful Place

  • The Urban Land Institute North Texas Impact Awards: Public Places Award, October 2018
  • Topping Out Awards winner, October 2018
  • Dallas Morning News: The Most Beautiful Place in Dallas
Rows of gardens with a canopy and people in semi-formal attire walking in the background

A Tasteful Place Named Gardens

A Tasteful Place is filled with features, nooks and discoverable moments made possible by our generous donors. See those features here.

  • Potager Display Gardens: Four individual quadrants comprise the ornamental kitchen garden, or “potager,” pronounced, pot·a·ger or ˈpätijə(r) as it is called by the French, which is a productive working garden that is also visually beautiful, drawing on European gardening principals and artful arrangement. The Potager Gardens are a signature element of the development with in-season vegetables, herbs and flowers, planted ornamentally and interspersed with flowers to attract pollinators and beneficial insects. Marilyn R. Corrigan Potager Garden donated in her honor by Catherine A. Corrigan and the Marilyn R. Corrigan Potager Garden.
  • The Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion, a 3,600-square-foot building with 180 degree views of the garden, lagoon and walkways, features event space and teaching kitchen to showcase chefs who will demonstrate preparation of garden-to-table cuisine. It’s also a site for cooking classes, educational programs and special events.
  • The Barbara and Bob Bigham Scenic Overlook, a perfect location for weddings, wine tastings, seated dinners and picnics, overlooking downtown Dallas and White Rock Lake.
  • Ruthie Pack Tasting Plaza, a site of daily tastings featuring seasonal produce.
  • Central Stairway and Promenade, a beautiful stairway that descends from the entry plaza and Gisela Rodriguez Gazebo to welcome visitors to the garden, along with panoramic views of the new additions.
  • The Strolling Trail, a U-shaped paved ADA accessible walkway to take visitors circuitously to see the garden.
  • Three Sisters Lagoon Overlook, the trellis covered patio provides a shaded spot to view A Tasteful Place, the lagoon and meandering walkways and downtown Dallas; it’s also a site for intimate celebrations.
  • Margaret and Jay Simmons Lagoon, a signature feature of A Tasteful Place and more than an acre, it sits just below the main garden and provides a large, natural body of water. The center will feature a beautiful, lighted fountain that changes shape and pattern. The edges of the lagoon are surrounded by large boulders and lush lawns. A bridge crosses a cascading stream that pours into the lagoon. Meandering paths allow visitors to enjoy the ambience and beauty of this new garden.
  • Carol Miller Kelley Orchard and Orchard Patio, a variety of fruit-bearing trees suitable to the Texas climate surround a shaded patio.
  • Tory and Dick Agnich and Dodie Trescher Shaded Patio, on the southern end of the Pavilion, this adjoining patio provides seating for guests.
  • Ann Stuart Veranda at the Garden Pavilion, a covered front patio of the Garden Pavilion that looks directly over the four potager gardens.
  • Gary Goodwin Garden Gate provides a special entrance to A Tasteful Place for use during special events.
  • Tim Wallace Garden to Table Walkway, a wide center walkway from the Pavilion to the overlook, suitable for garden-to-table dinners.
  • P. Allen Smith Entrance Walkway
Ribbon Cutting at a Tasteful Place

Thanks to our Donors

This will be a collaborative effort with alliances with many groups around the city already in place, that will showcase their knowledge and expertise with our Arboretum guests.

The Arboretum has partnered with Garden Home lifestyle celebrity P. Allen Smith to design the programming for A Tasteful Place to include a full calendar of educational activities, tastings, horticultural demonstrations and public festivals. We are creating a one-of-a-kind garden of nature’s bounty and educational value for North Texans – surrounded by our beloved Arboretum tradition of rich programming, gracious hospitality and the finest in garden design.

Thanks to all our donors for your help and for a wonderful ribbon cutting ceremony on October 3!

A New Experience Each Week

As a member of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, experience unique seasonal events throughout the year and get access to members-only events.