While balcony container gardeners enjoy their small-space urban gardens, sometimes a few container plants on an apartment balcony above a busy street just isn’t peaceful enough. Balcony gardeners might not be able to have a peaceful, large garden, but there are public gardens and arboretums near every major city. Don’t just fawn over pictures of luxurious gardens, get out there and enjoy a day at a public garden! You may even bring some gardening inspiration home to your own balcony container garden.
If you live in or are visiting the Dallas, Texas, area, why not visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden?
- The 66-acre Dallas Arboretum is located on White Rock Lake.
- In 2011, 541,000 visitors from 50 countries came to the Dallas Arboretum.
- The gardens opened to the public in 1984.
- The Dallas Arboretum is comprised of many gardens, including DeGolyer Gardens, A Woman’s Garden (a gift from the arboretum’s Woman’s Council in 1997), Boswell Family Garden and Paseo de Flores.
- Visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in the spring – MSN named the Dallas Arboretum one of the best 14 places in the world to see spring flowers.
- Take a tour of the DeGoyler home on Saturday or Sunday. In 1939 the 21,000-square foot Latin Colonial Revival home was built to already look 100 years old.
- If you’re a runner, don’t miss the Tour des Fleurs, a 10k/20k race around the arboretum. After the race, participants can enjoy live music food and drink. All proceeds are donated to the Dallas Arboretum.
- Music-lovers can attend concerts at the Dallas Arboretum’s Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, which overlooks White Rock Lake.
Dallas Arboretum Quick Info
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
Admission $15 ($9 for children, $12 for seniors)
Parking $10 per vehicle
Open daily from 9am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day