Dallas Arboretum Ranked Second Best Garden in the World

The arboretum boasts 19 gardens and ranks among gardens in Versailles

A Dallas landmark is being admired internationally for its breathtaking views and displays.

According to Architectural Digest, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has been named the second most-breathtaking garden in the world, ranking high among the likes of gardens in Versailles and Rio de Janeiro.

"We're honored to have such a discerning voice as Architectural Digest include us in this season's 'must see' international travel recommendations," said Mary Brinegar, President of the Dallas Arboretum, in a press release.

Architectural Digest mentioned Dallas’ “thriving ferns and azaleas,” and also brought up how the view of the skyline throughout the 19 gardens is unparalled.

Dallas’ 66-acre floral paradise has been mentioned in multiple other magazines and websites. TripAdvisor chose the botanical garden as the number one entertainment spot in the city, and USA Today named the Dallas Arboretum one of the top ten best botanical gardens in the United States, the press release said.

The arboretum boasts more than just flowers. According to the website, the botanical garden is a hot spot for “Pokemon Go” players (featuring “over 30 Pokestops and gyms”). They are even staying open late until July 21 to allow for optimal Pokemon catching.

Right now, the arboretum is also featuring a statue display of The Great Contributors. Sculptor Gary Lee Price helped create eight life-size bronze statues of Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Claude Monet, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and the Wright Brothers, according to the press release.

Every Friday in July, the arboretum features “Garden Gigs,” which includes live music from local musicians along with food trucks, the arboretum website said.

There are many other events happening almost every day at the arboretum—check out the website for prices and a listing of things to check out at the internationally-renowned Dallas hot spot.

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