Visit These 3 Gorgeous Gardens near Las Colinas
When spring is in the air and the temperatures begin to rise, many of our thoughts turn to outdoor activities including visiting beautifully blooming, gorgeous garden settings near these Los Colinas apartments. In a previous post, we highlighted the Mandalay Canals as one of the popular outdoor attractions available in this region of Texas.
There are plenty of other picturesque grounds to explore in this area that will delight horticulture enthusiasts. Here visitors will find plenty of green grounds, flora, and fauna to explore in the region including these three favorites:
1. Botanical Gardens in Grapevine
Part of the Grapevine Parks and Recreation department, the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park are open to the public at 411 Ball Street in one of the most beautiful spots in the nearby town of Grapevine. In 1995, these two acres were purchased by the city from the Mitchell family. Bessie Mitchell's home on the property is a popular rental facility for weddings, meetings, and other gatherings. The gardens showcase a gorgeous green lawn, water features, walking bridges, seasonal foliage, a herb, and butterfly a garden alongside a lovely creek.
2. Farmers Branch Rose Gardens
Another city-sponsored spot, they say everything's coming up roses at The Rose Gardens of Farmers Branch located in this namesake town. With more than 500 different types of roses planted in the area, lovers of these beautiful blooms will see plenty of them in these glorious gardens. Walking paths throughout the park will lead to the:
- EarthKind™ sponsored Rose and Display Gardens
- West Rose Garden
- Award of Excellence Test Garden
- Butterfly Garden
- Bird Sanctuary
- Ruthan Rogers Garden
Visitors may begin a tour at any point although they're encouraged to begin their journey at either Gussie Field Watterworth Park or the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Free parking is available at both of these locations.
3. Dragon Park
Called a hidden gem in Dallas by the Garden Collage, Dragon Park is often overlooked since the entrance to the grounds is shrouded by thick, green trees. This privately-owned park is open to the public and is sprinkled with spectacular statues including two giant Chinese guardian lions. It has the feel of a tranquil, neighborhood spot amidst the hustle-and-bustle of city life as a quiet place to collect your thoughts, wander around, or read a book.
It's worth a short twenty-minute drive to Dallas to explore this smaller, yet still glorious park. To get more information, reviews, and advice about attending this garden, be sure to visit their Facebook page.
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