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

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.

A Venue to Remember

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

Upcoming Free Events at A Tasteful Place

  • Learn More about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    With ingredients inspired by our A Tasteful Place pottager gardens, these complimentary tastings are sure to please all guests.
    More Details about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Sunday, June 23 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, June 24 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, June 25 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, June 25 at
  • Learn More about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite from the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Wednesday, June 26 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Fridays at 11am, enjoy special tips and presentations on seasonal gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, June 28 at
  • Learn More about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    With ingredients inspired by our A Tasteful Place pottager gardens, these complimentary tastings are sure to please all guests.
    More Details about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Saturday, June 29 at
  • Learn More about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    With ingredients inspired by our A Tasteful Place pottager gardens, these complimentary tastings are sure to please all guests.
    More Details about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Sunday, June 30 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, July 1 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, July 2 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, July 2 at
  • Learn More about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite from the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Wednesday, July 3 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Fridays at 11am, enjoy special tips and presentations on seasonal gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, July 5 at
  • Learn More about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    With ingredients inspired by our A Tasteful Place pottager gardens, these complimentary tastings are sure to please all guests.
    More Details about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Saturday, July 6 at
  • Learn More about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    With ingredients inspired by our A Tasteful Place pottager gardens, these complimentary tastings are sure to please all guests.
    More Details about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Sunday, July 7 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, July 8 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, July 9 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, July 9 at
  • Learn More about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite from the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Wednesday, July 10 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Fridays at 11am, enjoy special tips and presentations on seasonal gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, July 12 at
  • Learn More about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    With ingredients inspired by our A Tasteful Place pottager gardens, these complimentary tastings are sure to please all guests.
    More Details about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Saturday, July 13 at
  • Learn More about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    With ingredients inspired by our A Tasteful Place pottager gardens, these complimentary tastings are sure to please all guests.
    More Details about Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Complimentary Tastings in A Tasteful Place

    Sunday, July 14 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, July 15 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, July 16 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, July 16 at
  • Learn More about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite from the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Wednesday, July 17 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Fridays at 11am, enjoy special tips and presentations on seasonal gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, July 19 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, July 22 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, July 23 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, July 23 at
  • Learn More about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite from the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Wednesday, July 24 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Fridays at 11am, enjoy special tips and presentations on seasonal gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, July 26 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, July 29 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, July 30 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, July 30 at
  • Learn More about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite from the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Wednesday, July 31 at
  • Learn More about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Fridays at 11am, enjoy special tips and presentations on seasonal gardening.
    More Details about Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

    Friday, August 2 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, August 5 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, August 6 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, August 6 at
  • Learn More about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    See how the pros do it and sample a small bite from the fruits of their labor.
    More Details about Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Chef-tastic Cooking Demos

    Wednesday, August 7 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, August 12 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, August 13 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, August 13 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, August 19 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, August 20 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, August 20 at
  • Learn More about Dallas College Cooks

    Dallas College Cooks

    Monday, August 26 at
  • Learn More about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Local floral experts provide how to demos, hands on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color.
    More Details about Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos

    Tuesday, August 27 at
  • Learn More about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Each Tuesday at 1pm, Chef Isabel presents a delicious cooking demo featuring the weekly samples at the Tasting Pavilion.
    More Details about Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel

    Tuesday, August 27 at
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  • Learn More about TUPPS Brewery Tasting

    TUPPS Brewery Tasting

    Thursday, June 27 at
  • Learn More about Christmas Cookies in July for the Family

    Christmas Cookies in July for the Family

    Saturday, July 20 at
  • Learn More about Chocolate, Cheese & Bubbles with Scardello (SOLD OUT)

    Chocolate, Cheese & Bubbles with Scardello (SOLD OUT)

    Sunday, July 28 at
  • Learn More about Lizzie Bee’s Summer Arrangement

    Lizzie Bee’s Summer Arrangement

    Saturday, August 17 at
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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

Hands preparing fresh ingredients over a cutting board

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

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.