A Passion for Gardens

Gardens are an excellent outdoor classroom

This is Part 3 of the blog series: “Inspiring The Next Generation’s Commitment to Philanthropy and Volunteerism.”
Read Part 1: A Passion for Community
Read Part 2: Teaching Children a Passion for Music

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has been engaging North Texans of all ages with educational programming for nearly two decades, making standards-based, hands-on learning fun for everyone.
Holiday at the Arboretum features the Christmas Village, 12 Days of Christmas Gazebos, Dazzling Musical Tree, and the elaborately decorated DeGolyer House.
A Passion for Gardens
The Dallas Arboretum’s horticultural staff, with the help of up to 30 additional seasonal gardeners, lay out and plant more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs throughout the 66-acre garden each December.  As one of the city’s dirtiest jobs, these gardeners know that their hard work will result in the most spectacular spring floral festival of the year, Dallas Blooms.
A passion for gardens
The 40th anniversary of Dallas Blooms is themed “A Picture is a Worth a Thousand Words.” The spring event opens February 24 and runs through April 8, 2024.

Beyond a simple enjoyment of plants and flowers, gardens reflect a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and a commitment to environmental stewardship. The Dallas Arboretum’s world-class, seasonal festivals and exhibits and year-round activities for children illustrate and nurture interest in the important role that gardens and arboretums play in a community. 

The Dallas Arboretum cultivates a connection to nature and inspires environmental stewardship through garden-based experiences including field trips, outreach programs, afterschool lessons and academic overnights. Education outreach also includes homeschool workshops, scout programs, overnights, camps and family programs.

The support of the Women’s Council of the Arboretum supports these efforts through its financial support and membership involvement of its approximately 650 members.  It’s own signature event fundraisers include the Mad Hatter’s Luncheon in the spring and A Writer’s Garden Symposium and Luncheon in the fall.

A Women's Garden
A Woman’s Garden is the only public garden in the nation conceived, constructed and maintained by the funding efforts of women. 
The Women’s Council recently announced  “Gardens of Greece” as the theme for the 36th annual Mad Hatter’s Luncheon on April 18, 2024.

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