Do it for the ‘Gram | 6 Photo-Ops You Can Only Get at the Dallas Arboretum
It’s time to stop, snap, and smell the roses. The Dallas Arboretum features 66-acres of a beautifully designed and maintained display garden, perfect for photo-ops. The colors, different gardens, and views of Dallas can spice up any Instagram. Pay us a visit to explore all our wonders, and check out @TheDallasArboretum for inspiration.
Crape Myrtle Allee
This place is gorgeous. The most Instagrammed spot at the Dallas Arboretum, Crape Myrtle Allee is a must-see spot for photos. With sweeping crape myrtle trees that enclose a stone walkway, the Allee is enchanting. Photos can even capture the sea of magical bright pink hues, as they are in peak bloom this July. The natural tunnel leads visitors to the popular toad fountain feature, “Toad Corner.”
A Woman’s Garden Archway
Designed to celebrate the strength, courage, creativity, and the nurturing demeanor of women, A Woman’s Garden is a sanctuary everyone can enjoy. With a 14-foot hanging garden, a wellspring surrounded by towering Dawn Redwoods, and a native Texas limestone bridge, this 1.8-acre formal garden is full of photo-ops for you to find. There are even terraced archways to discover the best lighting for photos. The most popular spot for pictures is the entrance archway.
A Tasteful Place Dallas Skyline
While A Tasteful Place is known for it’s beautiful tapestry of ornamentally displayed fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, it is also a hot spot for some mouthwatering photos. The 3.5-acre, edible display garden features the prime view of downtown Dallas’ iconic skyline. There are also daily cooking demos and classes in the pavillion to feed the inner foodie photographer.
Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker
Lyman Whitaker is the most recognized creator of kinetic art, and his copper wind spinners offer a mesmerizing juxtaposition with the beautiful gardens. Wind Sculptures in Motion: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker at the Dallas Arboretum, presented by Reliant, will blow you away. Explore the many wind-driven pieces that are inspired by plants compliment the organic color bursts in the garden. The 5-to-27-feet-tall wind spinners provide the ideal balance to pictures.
Jonsson Color Garden
Add some color to your life and your ‘gram. The Jonsson Color Garden is a Mecca for photographers. With every color under the rainbow, the 6.5-acre garden allows you to find the best accessory to match your outfit. Summer brings a vibrant display flowering species and tapioca plants, while autumn ushers in brightly colored chrysanthemums, and spring boasts lavish daffodils, tulips, and azaleas.
Lay Family Garden
You don’t need to travel to Asia to get a photo in a “Nihon Teien” traditional Japanese garden or to Europe for a Blue-Grotto-esque cave photo. An oasis awaits right at the Dallas Arboretum in the Lay Family Garden. The 2.2-acre garden is filled with hundreds of perennials and woody plants, native limestone walls with cascading ice blue waterfalls, a lagoon for aquatic plants, and a Koi pond. Get a little slice of international travel in Texas.
These six pieces of heaven will help your instagram blossom and followers grow. The Dallas Arboretum is picture-perfect for casual, impromptu or formal shoots. There’s something for every type of photographer. Do it for the ‘gram.