The Dallas Arboretum is a 66-acre garden located in East Dallas. More than 450,000 guests visit the gardens each year. It has been named to MSN's list of Top Ten Places to Visit in the United States.
The arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline. The majority of the grounds were once part of a 44-acre estate known as Rancho Encinal
, built for geophysicist Everett Lee DeGolyer and his wife Nell. Mrs. DeGolyer's interests included her extensive flower gardens. The DeGolyer Home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1976, the DeGolyer estate has formed the largest portion of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. The addition of the adjoining Camp estate increased the size of the grounds to sixty-six acres.
Hundreds of new varieties of plants are tested in the nationally recognized trial gardens.
8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218
Phone: 214-515-6500 www.dallasarboretum.org
Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Admission:
$9.50 for each adult
$8.00 for senior citizens 65 years and up
$6.00 for children 3 to 12 years of age
$5.00 per car parking
Members and children 2 years and younger are free of charge
Guests are welcome to bring outside food, picnics, coolers, glass containers, adult beverages and picnic blankets.
The Arboretum has wheel chairs available free of charge, first come first served at the information ...