The Dallas Arboretum And Botanical Garden plays host to over a million visitors from all over the United States and further abroad every single year. It has been recognized as one of the most impressive examples of its kind in the world.
The Arboretum And Botanical Garden is located on the scenic shores of White Rock Lake and is set on 66 acres, making it the perfect destination for those who want to immerse themselves in the wonders of the floral kingdom. This is an attraction that is perfectly suited for families to simply enjoy a day out in the peace and tranquillity of nature that has been sculpted by the loving hands of the custodians of what has become one of the city’s most beloved attractions.
There are numerous attractions – each worthy of exploration and providing both fun and educational opportunities for its diverse range of visitors. The ‘Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden’ allows the younger visitors to experience the joys of nature and delve into just why Earth Science is such a fascinating subject. The Adventure Garden covers a full 8 acres and will surprise and delight the young (and the young at heart) who choose to explore its many attractions. Those who want to delve deeper into sustainable produce will be delighted by the three and a half acre garden that produces fresh vegetables and herbs which are used in the on-site kitchen and dining area which epitomizes the ethos of the increasingly important trend towards nurturing and consuming fresh, locally produced ingredients. Enjoy three free daily tastings made with garden fresh vegetables and learn the joy of cooking while enjoying the demos by skilled chefs.
For those who really want to recharge tired batteries and throw off the stresses of modern life a slow meander through the ‘Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill’ cannot be more highly recommended. The chuckling stream that runs through this two-acre attraction is lined with over 80 varieties of Japanese Maple and the calm aura of these magnificent trees lends itself to quiet contemplation of the beauty of the natural world and our place in it.
These are only a few of the wonderful gardens and attractions that can be explored by those who want to spend the day in a place that encourages both wonder and serenity – and celebrate good taste at one of the wonderful restaurants and other dining options scattered throughout the Arboretum.
Take some time off and lose yourself in a place of wonder and beauty – and walk away refreshed.