Last updated: 6/23/2011
Dallas, Texas
Street Address
8617 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
Mailing Address
8617 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
phone: 214-327-8263
fax: 214-324-9801
Adults $6; seniors $5; children $3; $3 parking
Museum Type(s)
Jane Offenbach, Director of Marketing
Mary Brinegar, President
Dave Forehand, Director of the Gardens
Maria Conroy, Director of Education
Brenda Ross, Director of Development

The Dallas Arboretum is a beautiful changeable display garden located adjacent to White Rock Lake in Dallas. Seasonal festivals during the spring (March-April) and again in the fall (October-November) celebrate the glorious floral displays and also include entertainment, kids' activities and exhibits.

Holiday at the Arboretum (December)is a great time to enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations in the historic DeGolyer home and other festive activities.

Concerts, adult and children's educational programming and activities occur throughout the year.


The Dallas Arboretum began as a vision of several private individuals in the early 70's and became a reality through the acquisition of the 44 acre DeGolyer estate and the adjoining 22 acre Camp estate. The DeGolyer home is on the national historic register and is open for tours.

Since 1989 several individual garden areas have been designed and constructed.

Currently under construction is a Visitor Education Pavilion which will include an orientation theater, two classroom facilities, a large multi-purpose room with catering facilities, an expanded gift shop, and office space.

Artifact Collections

plant materials

Research Collections

horticulture; botany; ecology

Educational Programs

Various educational opportunities are available throughout the year for both adults and children, including self-guided tours as well as group instructional/lecture sessions, concerts; festivals; study clubs; hobby workshops; TV & radio programs; formally organized education programs for children, adults, undergraduate & graduate students; docent programs or council; permanent & temporary exhibitions, volunteer groups.


"The Dallas Arboretum" is a newsletter available quarterly to our membership and includes updates on general activities, member events, and gardening highlights.

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