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by Billie Flores
Collin County, Texas
October 25, 2010
Flower Mound, Texas
August 25, 2010
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
June 7, 2009
From journal Off to Dallas
June 22, 2003
In 1938, a 66-acre of haven beauty located in Camp Estate, which was designed and created by James Staub, a famous residential architect. Also on the grounds is the famous historic DeGolyer House, a magnificent Spanish Colonial style mansion built in 1940 by a Texas oil man, Everett DeGolyer. This vast mansion occupies 21,000 square feet and has 13 rooms, seven baths, and 16th and 17th Century antiques and artwork. This beautiful mansion is surrounded by Old English Garden,
pathways, rolling green lawns, and woodlands on White Rock Lake.
Twenty-five acres of ornamental gardens and forty-one acres of natural woodlands create a beautiful haven from the outside world. The Arboretum initiates a rotating display of seasonal colors. Simply breathtakingly beautiful.
ADMISSION AND HOURS OF OPERATION:
Open seven days a week from 10am thru 5pm, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Children (3-12 years of age):
Children 2 and Under:
-- Free Admission
-- Free Admission
For more information on this exquisite attraction, please visit The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s website.
In closing, I would like to say this was one of the most memorable experiences we’ve ever had in the city of Dallas. I haven’t been here in a long while and I truly miss it. By writing this particular journal, it has brought back fond memories of our "adventure" in the past. We hope you are fond of it as much as we are.
Enclosed pictures are from the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s website as mentioned above.
From journal Dallas' Charismatic Personality
November 25, 2000
See informative web site at www.dallasarboretum.org. The photos in this journal are from their web page, except the one of the rear of the DeGolyer Mansion.
The Arboretum is near downtown Dallas and sits on White Rock Lake. The Arboretum was formed by combining the DeGolyer (prominent Dallas oil family) Mansion and the adjacent Alex Camp estate. It is owned by the City of Dallas and operated by the Dallas Arboretum.
Although our visit was during horrible weather on November 24th, I was amazed at the number of flowers that were in bloom in the outdoor gardens (there is no indoor conservatory).
If it rains while you are there, you can retreat to the on-site cafe, well stocked gift shop, and/or to one of the indoor guided tours they have on the grounds.
We toured the DeGolyer Mansion when the rain started. It is a 1940's house that is 21,000 sq ft. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas. It really got me into the holiday spirit (without the crowds at the malls). The volunteer guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
After the rain, we walked through many gardens, that contained every family (so it seemed) of plant, flower and tree except succulents/cactus. The grounds are truly beautiful, and this is a popular place for weddings.
In addition to their great web site (which includes directions, maps, and searchable database of plants), they have an information phone line (214-327-4901) that provides additional information, such as what is currently in bloom, and any special events.
I look forward to returning during other seasons....even if I don't have family visiting from out of town.
From journal Things to see in Dallas
November 10, 2000
One of the finest parks in the U.S. Very popular in Spring and Fall and for joggers.
Many things for children to see and do supported in part by the City of Dallas Park & Recreation Department. Fall is spectacular, spring is beautiful. Walking, jogging and bike trails. Click here for Dallas Arboretum.
From journal Dallas, the BIG