Spread across 66 acres, Dallas Arboretum’s 14 themed gardens showcase the broad biodiversity of Texas’ unique climate. The arboretum’s collection sprouts annual blooms and old growth, from the more than 2,000 varieties of azaleas populating the Margaret Elisabeth Jonsson Color Garden to the century-old Japanese maple accenting the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill. Landscaping work is showcased as well: A Woman’s Garden has won national acclaim for its formal terraces, reflecting pools, and flowerbeds that spell out No Boys Allowed.
Amid the greenery, workshop series and concerts draw in more than just botanists. Events such as rock music, wine tastings, and photography classes provide a festive contrast to the peaceful backdrop of towering trees and nearby White Rock Lake.