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Dallas Arboretum – 08/22/15

Posted on: August 24, 2015

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This garden was the estate of Everette and Nell DeGolyer.  The Spanish Colonial Revival style home was completed in 1940 overlooking White Rock Lake.  Landscape architect, Athur Berger, planned the gardens of the estate.  Following the DeGolyers’ deaths the estate was donated to SMU.  The house and grounds were purchased by the City of Dallas in 1975.  It was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Rd.   During the month of August they have a $1.00 General Admission which is a great deal and the price is usually $15.00.

Waterfall outside the entrance.

Waterfall outside the entrance.

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Historical Marker at front of house.

Historical Marker at front of house.

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Fountain looks like it empties into White Rock Lake. (Optical Illusion)

Fountain looks like it empties into White Rock Lake. (Optical Illusion)

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The house now houses a restaurant. Dining is provided on the patio.

Another view of the house.

Another view of the house.

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Rill Garden.

Rill Garden.

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Crape Myrtle across the green.

Crape Myrtle across the green.

 

Tour of the House is included in the price of admission

 

Formal dining room.

Formal dining room.

 

Alcove in the formal dining area.

Alcove in the formal dining area.

 

Family dining area.

Family dining area.

 

Ceiling in the living room.

Ceiling in the living room.

 

Fireplace in the living room.

Fireplace in the living room.

 

Wide view of the library.

Wide view of the library.

 

Chair in the Library.

Chair in the Library.

 

Master bedroom has twin beds.

Master bedroom has twin beds.

 

Master bedroom looking back into the living area.

Master bedroom looking back into the living area.  Note the rounded doors.

 

 

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