8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

A Tasteful Place

  • Building with beautiful flowers outdoors
  • A Tasteful Place Lagoon in the Spring
    The Lagoon in the Spring provides a beautiful setting
  • A Tasteful Place pathway overlooking White Rock Lake
    Views of White Rock Lake and Downtown Dallas

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 Daily Tastings

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid General Admission – Enjoy a delicious tasting of three different recipes made with vegetables harvested from our garden. This week’s hero crop: onion
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    Daily Tastings

    Sunday, February 24 at
  • Learn More about CLOSED: Tastebuds- Let’s Brunch! (21+)

    Located at A Tasteful Place – Test Pavilion

    This Event is CLOSED.
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    CLOSED: Tastebuds- Let’s Brunch! (21+)

    Sunday, February 24 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
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    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, February 25 at
  • Learn More about McShan Florist Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid admission – Learn how to incorporate vegetables and other natural items directly from your garden to your table in a beautiful floral display.
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    McShan Florist Demonstration

    Tuesday, February 26 at
  • Learn More about McShans Floral Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    -Free with paid admission – Learn how to incorporate vegetables and other natural items directly from your garden to your table in a beautiful floral display.
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    McShans Floral Demonstration

    Tuesday, February 26 at
  • Learn More about Chef Isabel Tasting Demonstrations

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Registration REQUIRED-Free with paid admission-
    Join us as we have Chef Isabel Snetsinger from Gils Catering demonstrate how to make the delicious daily tastings serve every week.
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    Chef Isabel Tasting Demonstrations

    Wednesday, February 27 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
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    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, March 4 at
  • Learn More about Utopia Food and Fitness Demo

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid admission

    Join Utopia Food and Fitness for a demonstration featuring seasonal vegetables. Demo from 11-12 and sale from 12-2pm.
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    Utopia Food and Fitness Demo

    Thursday, March 7 at
  • Learn More about Judy Pie

    Located at A Tasteful Place – Test Pavilion

    Free with paid admission – Join us as we have Judy Pies demonstrating the art of making the most popular picnic style pies!
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    Judy Pie

    Friday, March 8 at
  • Learn More about Pop star LLC

    Located at A Tasteful Place – Test Pavilion

    Free with paid admission

    Pop Star is a Dallas based company specializing in gourmet frozen treats using only the highest quality all-natural and organic ingredients.  All of our pops are handcrafted in small batches using lots of fresh fruit, organic evaporated cane juice, and nothing artificial, ever.  Our fruit based pops are gluten free, vegan and have no refined sugars.

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    Pop star LLC

    Saturday, March 9 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, March 11 at
  • Learn More about Mimosa Monday

    Located at Cafe on the Green

    Visit Café on the Green and start the week off with a mimosa or two.
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    Mimosa Monday

    Monday, March 11 at
  • Learn More about Wrap Up Your Picnic

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid admission

    Cindy Cunningham and Bernadette Latson, retired UT Southwestern Nutrition Faculty, will demonstrate and sample fun, portable and healthy foods to perk up your picnic basket
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    Wrap Up Your Picnic

    Thursday, March 14 at
  • Learn More about Drop Dead Delicious Pickling Company

    Located at A Tasteful Place – Test Pavilion

    Free with paid admission –

    Join us for the opportunity to purchase some of the Drop Dead Delicious Pickling Co. most popular and delicious pickles!
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    Drop Dead Delicious Pickling Company

    Friday, March 15 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, March 18 at
  • Learn More about McShan Florist Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid admission – Learn how to incorporate vegetables and other natural items directly from your garden to your table in a beautiful floral display.
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    McShan Florist Demonstration

    Tuesday, March 19 at
  • Learn More about McShans Floral Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    -Free with paid admission – Learn how to incorporate vegetables and other natural items directly from your garden to your table in a beautiful floral display.
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    McShans Floral Demonstration

    Tuesday, March 19 at
  • Learn More about Master Class Cooking Demo with Chef Mary Chamberlin

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid General Admission – Join us as we will have Cookbook Author Mary Chamberlin demonstrate Asparagus Soup with Crab Cakes, Hot Tamale Soup, and Quickie Chickie Vegetable Soup.
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    Master Class Cooking Demo with Chef Mary Chamberlin

    Friday, March 22 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, March 25 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, April 1 at
  • Learn More about Judy Pie

    Located at A Tasteful Place – Test Pavilion

    Free with paid admission – Join us as we have Judy Pies demonstrating the art of making the most popular picnic style pies!
    More Details about Judy Pie

    Judy Pie

    Friday, April 5 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, April 8 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, April 15 at
  • Learn More about McShans Floral Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    -Free with paid admission – Learn how to incorporate vegetables and other natural items directly from your garden to your table in a beautiful floral display.
    More Details about McShans Floral Demonstration

    McShans Floral Demonstration

    Tuesday, April 16 at
  • Learn More about McShan Florist Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free with paid admission – Learn how to incorporate vegetables and other natural items directly from your garden to your table in a beautiful floral display.
    More Details about McShan Florist Demonstration

    McShan Florist Demonstration

    Tuesday, April 16 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, April 22 at
  • Learn More about Flower Power Spring -April 2019

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Meditation Flower Power Walks – “Healing in the garden” Slow down and smell the flowers: Let the colors, textures, aromas, and sounds mesmerize you into stillness, being present, refreshed and healed.
    More Details about Flower Power Spring -April 2019

    Flower Power Spring -April 2019

    Friday, April 26 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, April 29 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, May 6 at
  • Learn More about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Located at A Tasteful Place

    Free Registration REQUIRED-Chef instructors & students of El Centro College’s culinary institute lead this demo & cooking class, designed to refine guests’ kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place.
    More Details about El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    El Centro College Cooking Demonstration

    Monday, May 13 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.

See Cooking Demos and Classes

See other special events at A Tasteful Place


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

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.