Virtual Visit to the Garden
Missing the beauty of the Dallas Arboretum? Let us bring it to you digitally. Experience our breathtaking gardens as Dave Forehand, VP of gardens, leads you on personal tours, learn more about featured garden plants, download garden images to use at home or take a break with a floral jigsaw puzzle. Scroll down to visit us virtually!
Drop into Your Favorite Garden Spots
Lay Family Garden
Join Dave Forehand for a walk through the Lay Family Garden, 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, a set of cascading water walls under a lush trellis.
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In the Garden with Dave Forehand
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Jonsson Color Garden
Connect virtually with friends, family and coworkers from the beauty of Mary Elizabeth Jonsson Color Garden.
Haggar Rose Garden Background
Connect virtually with friends, family and coworkers from the beauty of the Rose Mary Haggar Rose Garden.
Connect virtually with friends, family and coworkers from the beauty of the Paseo de Flores.
A Woman’s Garden Background
Connect virtually with friends, family and coworkers from the beauty of A Woman’s Garden.
Lay Family Garden Background
Connect virtually with friends, family and coworkers from the beauty of the Lay Family Garden.
Seasonal Color Background
Connect virtually with friends, family and coworkers from the beauty of seasonal color at the Arboretum.
Looking for a brain break? Try our jigsaw puzzles with iconic Dallas Arboretum vistas! Take your time, challenge a loved one or create a virtual game night – the choice is yours.
July 6: Crape Myrtle Allee
Opened to the public in 1994, Crape Myrtle Allee was originally funded by the Communities Foundation. Dedicated to John and Thelma Black by their daughter Peggy Braecklein. The Allee features a new lane of crape myrtle trees, which replaced the original trees planted by the DeGolyers. Paved with Pennsylvania bluestone, the Allee runs from the Paseo to Toad Corners. The Crape Myrtle Allee is a popular destination for family photo shoots and engagement photos.
June 29: Genesis Garden
A popular feature of our reknowned A Woman’s Garden, the pool in the Genesis Garden offers a shady respite in the heat of summer and features playful koi.
June 22: Ornamental Millet
Ornamental Millet ‘Jade Princess’ is planted along the Paseo de Flores, as well as in containers throughout the Main Garden. This showy, summer ornamental can be cut for arrangements and also features a syrupy-sweet aroma.
June 15: Echinacea
Echinacea, commonly known as coneflowers, are native to the eastern and central United States, with the name coming from the Greek word for “sea urchin”. During summer, you’ll find them in several areas of the garden including A Woman’s Garden and the Children’s Adventure Garden.
June 8: Container Trials
Don’t have space for seasonal color in your yard? Our container trial garden shows how much color you can pack in a small space!
June 1: Cannas
Cannas usher in summer at the garden, with a wide array of sizzling colors throughout the Paseo de Flores and AAS Trials.
May 25: Flavorful Flower
The artichoke, while a tasty side dish or appetizer, is rarely seen in full bloom. Complete this week’s puzzle for a surprising stunner of a bloom!
May 18: Monet’s Muse
We often use the term water lily or lotus flower interchangeably, but there is a clear difference! The water lily blossom and leaves both float on the water’s surface, while a lotus flower extends up out of the water. Can you find examples of both on your next garden visit?
May 11: Petunia Patience
‘Easy Wave Yellow’ is a trailing petunia that produces prolific mounds of blooms spreading up to three feet. It may also test your patience with this week’s puzzle
May 4: A Woman’s Garden from Jonsson Color Garden
This week’s puzzle is back with a lovely perspective looking into a A Woman’s Garden from Jonsson Color Garden.
April 27: Rose Mary Haggar Rose Garden Round 2
We’re back with another look at the Haggar Rose Garden this week. Good luck!
April 20: Rose Mary Haggar 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.
April 13: Pecan Parterre
A parterre is a level ground with ornamental plantings, from the French par terre (on the ground). Our Pecan Parterre, located below A Woman’s Garden, features a stunning two week bloom of foxgloves each spring.
April 6: Lay Family Garden
The Lay Family Garden is one of the most popular locales year round due, in large part, to our compelling water features and koi.
March 30: Dallas Blooms
The quintessential shot of our spring festival, Dallas Blooms, features cherries in full bloom with a carpet of tulips.