The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and downtown Dallas skyline. 66-acres in size, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a popular spot for both tourists and locals.
Previously, the park grounds were part of a 44-acre estate called Rancho Encinal, built for geophysicist Everette Lee DeGoyler and his wife Nell. The DeGoyler Home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The DeGoyler estate has formed the biggest portion of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
The park contains thousands of different species of plants. Each garden at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is designed with a specific purpose or theme that is visually displayed through each garden's landscape. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden houses over 19 named gardens: The Trammel Crow Visitor Education Pavilion and Entry Plaza, Margaret Elisabeth Jonsson Color Garden, A Woman's Garden, The Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill, The Lynda Bunker Hunt Paseo de Flores, Boswell Family Garden, McCasland Sunken Garden, The Eugenia Leftwich Palmer Fern Dell, The Nancy Clements Seay Magnolia Glade, Nancy's Garden, Crape Myrtle Allee, Chandler Lindsley Shadow Garden, Pecan Grove, The Martha Brooks Camellia Garden, DeGoyler Gardens, Lay Family Garden, Rose Mary Haggar Rose Garden, The Trial Gardens, and The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden. The Scott K. Ginsburg Family Plaza and Junkins Fountain are also located at the entrance.
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