Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden‘s aim is to create and maintain a public venue that promotes the art, pleasure, and understanding of horticulture, as well as possibilities for education and research.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden were created by the visions of a few individuals who were passionate about conserving both history and the environment. Despite the fact that the gardens themselves are relatively new, the labor involved in building the present gardens started a long time ago.
The venue is a 66-acre showcase garden that features spectacular floral displays throughout the year.
The Dallas Arboretum, situated on the edge of White Rock Lake, has been dubbed “One of the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens” by Architectural Digest.
The Dallas Blooms festival takes place from February thru April and showcases over half a million bulbs, over 3,000 azaleas, and several hundred spectacular cherry blossoms.
During the summer, there is a concert series that takes place on Thursday evenings, as well as various water features with spectacular floral displays.
During the fall season (September-November), the Arboretum hosts a nationally renowned pumpkin village with almost 100,000 gourds and squash, which has been named one of the best pumpkin festivals in the US.
The 8-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to teach children about nature. The gardens’ goal is to educate visitors with 17 indoor/outdoor displays and 150 interactive activities that teach about life and Earth science.
The residence of Everette DeGolyer and Nell Goodrich DeGolyer was erected in 1939 with a classic look from years gone by. Mr. DeGolyer was a skilled geologist who invented the seismograph to detect oil.
The couple was actively involved in Dallas. The large residence has 13 rooms, 7 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, 7 individual chimneys, and a large library. The home was designed by Denman Scott and Burton Schutt with a central system of air conditioning and heating.
When the DeGolyers bought the ranch, it was a 44-acre dairy farm dubbed “Rancho Encinal” because of the abundant live oak trees. The DeGolyer House is on the National and Texas Registers of Historic Places. The home was recently refurbished to recreate a 1940s look.
At the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, science and fun combine. From March to October, the restaurant is open every day until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Throughout the season, weekday discounts are available. The garden is not open on New Year’s Day, as well as Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Alex Camp House
The Alex Camp House is a large mansion with a spectacular view of the lake. The famous architect, John Staub, planned and constructed it in 1938. Roberta Coke Camp was a rich donor who sponsored local civic and charity groups such as the symphony, art museum, and ballet, in addition to her church. The home blends Latin Colonial, English Regency, and Art Deco styles. It is one room deep, with three unique exposures for living and sleeping.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located at 8525 Garland Road in Dallas, Texas.