Postcard from the Dallas Arboretum

by Penny Sadler /
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Dec 10, 2012 / 0 comments

Dallas is rapidly growing metropolitan area, adding 3,000 new residents per month. As a long time resident of Dallas, I’ve seen a lot of growth and change over the years.

No matter how much Dallas changes, The Dallas Arboretum remains a favorite of mine. It’s a little haven of tranquility and nature, in a city that appears to be obsessed with building glass offices and residential towers.

The Dallas Arboretum was listed among the top three arboretums in the nation, in Southwest Spirit Magazine. MSN named the Arboretum one of the top ten places in the world to see spring flowers.

The Arboretum has something for the nature enthusiast, the horticulturist, and the art lover. The Arboretum offers the public a complement of dedicated gardens, popular annual events, educational programs for kids and adults, and an emphasis on family oriented activities.

In 2012, the Chihuly Glass exhibition has drawn visitors from all over the world. These magical glass sculptures can be found throughout the Arboretum. You can pick up a map at the visitor’s center at the main entrance. The Chihuly exhibition has been extended until 31st of December 2012.

A Woman’s Garden and Purple Garden Glass - Chihuly glass at the Dallas Arboretum

A Woman’s Garden and Purple Garden Glass

For more information visit the Dallas Arboretum website,




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