The Dallas Arboretum sits on 66 acres bordering White Rock Lake and is just a couple of miles east of the city. It opened in 1984 and gets over half a million visitors per year. It is simply spectacular in spring when everything is in bloom and the gardens come alive in colors of every hue imaginable. A great place to spend an afternoon (like we did) or even better, to have a picnic (next time).
Quick, name all the flowers here:
The Arboretum has an interesting section on how the white man settled Tejas. The choices for housing on the plains in the early 19th century were limited to the tee-pee or a more permanent mud-brick "home".
To infinity and beyond...