With over 1.3 million people living there, Dallas is not only one of the biggest cities in the state of Texas, but is also ranked as the ninth biggest city in the entire United States. It's the biggest metropolitan area in the Southern states, with over 7 million people in the Greater Dallas area. The city, which has strong business and transport links with nearby Fort Worth, is home to many major companies and key landmarks like the Museum of Art, NorthPark Center, Botanical Gardens, American Airlines Center, Old Red Museum, and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. With so much to see and do, it's no surprise that Dallas attracts millions of visitors each year, with many traveling by air and landing at the city's main airport: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The Dallas airport code for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is DFW.
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Attraction Spotlight: Texas Discovery Gardens
Texas Discovery Gardens is a beautifully manicured botanic garden located in Dallas' historic Fair Park. Spread over 7.5 acres, the garden is an organically maintained urban oasis that is open year-round and home to a variety of indigenous and adapted plants and other natural wonders. The Gardens are also home to the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium where a plush tropical rainforest provides a natural habitat for hundreds of free-flying butterflies.
In addition to offering magnificent natural surroundings for visitors to explore and enjoy, the Gardens also present a variety of educational programs and workshops, including the EarthKeepers student education program, gardening workshops and guided tours, family festivals and natural outdoor learning experiences. The Gardens use sustainable maintenance methods to conserve water and protect the environment and are certified 100% organic.
Texas Discovery Gardens feature a variety of collections including plants, butterflies, vegetables, roses, and herbs.
The Benny J. Simpson Texas Native Plant Collection features a selection of more than 345 native plants across 84 species from the Texas region, including wild and indigenous trees and shrubs.
The Native Butterfly Habitat is a beautiful, tranquil place to relax and learn more about the complete life cycle of Dallas' native butterflies, which are attracted to the many nectar-rich flowers in the collection.
Designed by prominent landscape architect Joe Lambert, the Circular Lawn, Callier Garden, & Leftwich Pond Collection features perennial plantings, flowering shrubs, and small trees, and fountains laid out in a series of overlaying arcs and circles. The Leftwich Pond is home to an unusual aquatic plant collection.
The Faerie Blanton Kilgore Heirloom Rose Garden is an intimate garden of favorite, old-fashioned plants, including antique and fragrant roses, and a delightful selection of perennials, all enclosed by a beautiful holly and boxwood hedge.
The Grand Allee du Meadows is a formal garden lined with Savannah hollies and features a lovely show fountain and a variety of seasonal flowering, nectar-rich plants that attract butterflies. The Margaret Fonde Jonsson Tribute Garden, also known as the President's Garden is a serene, sunken garden with shade-loving native and adapted plants, handmade benches and reflecting ponds inhabited by gambusia (mosquito fish) and red-eared slider turtles.
The Master Gardeners’ Garden is a landscape demonstration garden that focuses on indigenous and well-adapted plants that follow the principles of the Earth-Kind and WaterWise programs.
Established in 1958, the Scent Garden, also known as Marianne Scruggs Herb Garden was originally designed for visitors with impaired vision and reflects that of a London herb garden with a variety of plants to excite the senses.
The Shakespeare Garden features much of the flora mentioned in Shakespeare’s works, as well as a bas-relief panel of the bard himself, an antique sundial, and a network of winding paths of perennials, herbs, and small trees.
Texas Discovery Gardens is home to the Discovery Gallery, which presents a variety of art exhibitions that highlight a variety of environmental topics ranging from organics and recycling to sustainability. Artists and exhibitions are selected to support the Gardens’ mission.
The Snakes of Texas Exhibit and Honeybee Tree is built from recycled materials and features 15 native snakes, including copperheads and rock rattlesnakes, while the Honeybee Tree can be found in the Butterfly House and showcases a working honeybee hive in action.
Texas Discovery Gardens offer an array of environmental educational programs, workshops and outdoor field trips for learners and students of all ages known as EarthKeepers ® Children's Education Programs. These programs aim to delve into the natural world and explore different ways to conserve and preserve the natural world in an urban environment and include a tour of the organic gardens highlighting the fundamental concepts of science, biology, math and social studies.
Group Tours, Talks, and Outreach Programs are aimed at adults and include interesting topics such as the Daily Butterfly Release Talk, which sees newly-emerged butterflies released into the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House & Insectarium.
Texas Discovery Gardens is located at Gate 6 in Fair Park at 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Dallas and is open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Free parking at Fair Park is available for visitors to the Texas Discovery Gardens.
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3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75210, Phone: 214- 428-7476
Venue Spotlight: Jupiter Gardens Event Center
The Jupiter Gardens Event Center is a popular event location on Pegasus Street in Dallas for celebrations such as weddings, receptions, and more. The beautifully appointed indoor/outdoor facility offers easy access from the LBJ Freeway, three stunning indoor and outdoor spaces for all kinds of celebrations, various packages to suit every budget, and a preferred list of vendors for services such as catering and beverages, music and entertainment, décor and flowers and photography and videography.
The Jupiter Gardens Event Center spans 8,300 square feet and offers three exquisitely appointed spaces on the property for both indoor and outdoor celebrations. The outdoor area features a beautifully manicured garden with two massive 50-year old oak trees and a pretty gazebo for romantic ceremonies or vow renewals, which can be used all year round. This area is also ideal for photographs of the bridal party before or after the service and can accommodate both day and night celebrations.
The Grand Ballroom is an elegant and modern space that features luxurious wall hangings and chandelier lighting, an expansive dance floor, and a granite mirrored bar, and can accommodate up to 300 guests for dinner and dancing receptions.
The Jupiter Gardens Event Center offers a variety of services and all-inclusive wedding packages with the rental of the venue, such as an elegant bridal suite for the bride and her party to use, set-up and clean-up of the site, a groom’s parlor, in-house catering and beverage options, lighting and sound equipment, a dance floor, and a professional event planning and management team. The venue boasts a granite bar in the main ballroom and a prep kitchen with all the appliances and equipment needed for caterers to prepare food.
The Jupiter Gardens Event Center offers three exclusive wedding packages - Silver, Gold, and Platinum, all of which can be customized to suit budgets and tastes. These packages include the use of the ballroom and the outdoor garden, the use of the bridal suite and groom’s room, one hour of rehearsal time, two hours of portrait time prior to the event date, chairs, tables, linens, and the set-up of the venue, and a professional event management team to take care of all the details.
The Silver Decoration Package includes all of the above, as well as centerpieces, napkins, and charger plates, and sweetheart table décor. The Gold Decoration Package includes everything in the Silver Decoration Package, along with upgraded decorations, draping, and aisle décor. The Platinum Decoration Package is the top range of packages and includes everything in the Gold Decoration Package, as well as several types of table centerpieces and décor, and specialized lighting.
The Jupiter Gardens Event Center offers a preferred vendor list for services such as music and entertainment, flowers and décor, catering and beverage services, and photography and videography.
11325 Pegasus Street s100, Dallas, TX 75238, Phone: 214-503-9661
Attraction Spotlight: Meyerson Symphony Center
In the heart of downtown Dallas, Texas is the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, which is an iconic addition to the arts district. The transcendent design of the building has a modern white exterior with walls of glass windows that allow natural light to illuminate the vaulted rooms. The inside concert hall was designed as an intimate space that would allow optimal acoustic quality, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Chorus, Dallas Wind Symphony, and other musical organizations play in the venue. Annually, the Dallas Symphony preforms 180 concerts and other organizations and events take place in the center, which has been voted on of the best orchestra halls in the world. The sophisticated elegance of the Meyerson Symphony Center and the incredible acoustics create an inviting concert venue for the public.
Opening in 1989, the Meyerson was designed in collaboration by the well known, I.M. Pei, and internationally recognized acoustician Russell Johnson, and it began a new era of cultural life within the city. It was created after the citizens of Dallas expressed a desire for a facility for cultural activities and gatherings. The Dallas Symphony also was in need of a new home, and a together the City and Dallas and the Dallas Symphony Association worked together to raise funds for the new center. In 1986 it was decided that the finished building would be named after Morton H. Meyerson, who was instrumental in the process of making the new concert hall a reality. He led a decade long effort to create a new space for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. To design this new hall, there was an internationally recognized architectural team that was hired to bring the building to life; they especially focused on the centerpiece of the Eguene McDermott Concert Hall within the Meyerson. This performance space has seating for over 2000 people, and is intended to be a welcoming space for guests to enjoy music while surrounded with special elements tailored to the hall that enhances the acoustic quality. A unique feature in the hall is the Fisk Opus 100 organ, which is a beautiful musical instrument that was built in 1991 and has a rich sound. Presently the center is fundamental part of the artistic expression within Dallas, and is enjoyed by performers such as the world-class Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and by guests.
There are a variety of events that take place at the beautiful culture center of the Meyerson Symphony Center. The beautiful architectural design, the Eguene McDermott Concert Hall, and the Hart Symphony Suites within the building makes it a desired location. The Hart Symphony Suites is comprised of 4 different rooms that can hold up to 200 guests, and is great for hosting corporate luncheons, cocktail receptions, and dinner functions. The center is an optimal space for weddings, receptions, lecture, meetings, and other events such as the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Virtuosi and Meadows at the Meyerson. Repertoires such as Overture to Prometheus and Ledwig van Beethoven will be preformed by in the concert hall by the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Meadows at the Meyerson is another program held at the venue, and the concert will be led by conductor Paul Philips and showcases three diverse works of music. The proceeds from the events will used to recruit the most musically talented students at SMU and Dallas. Throughout the year there are a variety of programs and events that take place at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Within the Meyerson guests are able dine at two unique restaurants, run by an award winning culinary team, that are available for both private groups and to the public. The Allegro is a more causal environment that has a buffet and is focused on cuisine from around the world. Each week, Chef Tim emphases a different style of food from Asian fusions to rustic Italian dishes, which greats a diverse experience. Along with the delicious food, the restaurant has a beautiful view over the Dallas Arts District. The second restaurant, Opus is a place to visit for a fine dining experience in an elegant setting, each week new menus are created to match the performances in the center. With both an a la carte menu, and buffet prior to evening performances, it is a fantastic place to enjoy a meal overlooking the Betty B. Marcus Park. Both of these unique restaurants in the center are crafted to perfection by the award winning culinary team at the Meyerson.
2301 I St, Flora, TX 75201, Phone: 214-670-3600