As you may have noticed from my Instagram photo here, I am back in Dallas! But this time, instead of chasing snow flurries, I’m on a furious pursuit for the occasional flower in this metropolitan city!

My boyfriend and I have moved to Dallas for the summer to work. Between both of our crazy schedules, it’s been hard to find time for dates! He knows how much I love flowers, so it turned out to be the perfect post-work afternoon.

The Dallas Arboretum is located in east Dallas, and offers 66-acres (267,000 mยฒ) of botanical gardens. From the infinity pool, it is possible to view the downtown Dallas skyline. Better yet, the Dallas Arboretum is located next to White Rock lake, which has a two mile bike path around the water. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day, doesn’t it?

There were so many varieties of flowers and other plants here. I wish I could have stopped to smell each one… but then I’d be here for weeks! There were local specialties like daisies, daffodils, azalea, as well as some more exotic blooms.

Of course, roses are still in season! As the golden hour began to approach, the lighting in the rose section turned into a magical atmosphere.

Perhaps I can return to the Arboretum in the fall,then, when there are thousands of pumpkins, or even for the Christmas celebrations in the winter.

Information

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Opening hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 am until 5 pm
Price: $15 per adult for non-members

58 thoughts on “An Afternoon at the Dallas Arboretum”

  1. First thing I wanna say I that you are beautiful
    Your photography is over the mark.
    The flowers and scenery compliments you

  2. Omg so wonderful place you feel like you are dreaming it really remembers me of the field in pride and prejudice but I don’t know really why. Especially the third picture .

  3. Absolutely lovely pictures. I love it when flowers bloom even though l suffer from allergies. I love the rose image. Glad you’re enjoying Dallas. We used to live in Houston :-).

  4. Beautiful photography. I think it’s always important to schedule proper dates with your partner to keep the romance alive. I went camping with my boyfriend the other week and it was lovely to get away from it all and just enjoy each other’s company.

  5. Beautiful pics. I love visiting gardens. I especially love it when the weather is nice. It makes me wish I brought a good book to read. My latest visit to a garden didn’t last long because of the heat! I rushed to get out of there and find some place cool.

  6. Your beauty goes with the beauty of Arboretum. The photos are amazing. I love flowers, and its color too. They are refreshing to the soul.

  7. Never would have guessed there’d be an arboretum with an infinity pool in the middle of Texas! I love finding out about local places like this ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. How beautiful garden! It reminds me of a medical garden in the Czech Republic that is used to produce herbs for bio soaps and cosmetics and it is very beautiful and calm place, even marriage ceremonies are held there sometimes.

  9. I love flowers and have a membership at the botanical gardens near me. The pictures remind me of this garden. Beautiful pictures, so glad that you shared them. I find that nature is the best place to relax and get centered.

  10. My husband and I love arboretums and seek them out every chance we get. This one in Dallas looks beautiful with all of its pretty flowers. I’m heading to Austin later this fall and may just have to stop at this one as I’m passing through!

  11. The flower garden out here is certainly beautiful. I love all of that beauty in one place. It’s gorgeous. Glad you could make it out with the boyfriend. It’s hard when two people are on different busy schedules.

  12. good afternoon bonding i see here, warm smile, colourful surrounding and sure a great blend of colours. being close to nature is always a good feeling i sure guess you had a great time.

  13. On a recent trip to Toronto, I visited the conservatory which reminds me so much of Dallas Arboretum. Looks so peaceful! loved the closeup of the flowers and I’ll have to look into the shampoo you recommended!

  14. The flowers are so beautiful. You both look so happy in your photos. I have thin hair too and it drives me crazy!

  15. First of all, LOVE your outfit. You look adorable. And the pictures are amazing. I love going to the botanical gardens near my school, there’s something so serene and calming in nature. Awesome stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. I have never been to an Infinity Pool before and I really like the sound of the botanical gardens. I like you love flowers so it is nice that you could share your experience with your boyfriend x

  17. I have never been to an Infinity Pool before and I really like the sound of the botanical gardens. I like you love flowers so it is nice that you could share your experience with your boyfriend x x :0

  18. I love your little adventures Cassidy, and the picture of you two is the absolute cutest! X

  19. Such a beautiful images! I just took my kids to the local botanical gardens to take a kids photography course. They loved it! I learned a fair bit about photography too. Great post!

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