While at the Dallas Arboretum in October, we walked through the children’s area for the first time. Actually, we mistakenly thought the pumpkin houses were located there.
The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is 8 acres of gardens and educational areas for children. It’s extremely well done, and I know this blog doesn’t do it justice. I succumbed to heat and exhaustion by the time we got to this area. Sometime in the future, we’ll make this a priority viewing. But it would be difficult to miss their seasonal and special exhibits, so we’ll see.
The entrance gates hold the promise of a wonderful garden. Since there is an extra fee for the children’s gardens, there is a separate entrance into it. But most people seemed to come from the general area and just paid a small additional cost. It seemed like a costly day for a young family. Guess that’s true for any entertainment sites for children today.
This particular area was actually my favorite; maybe because we went there first.
This American Beauty Berry (Callicarpa dichotoma) bush has rosy pink berries. It’s native to the southeastern US. In Texas, it grows mostly in the eastern section where there are piney woods and lots of shade and acidic soil. But I’ve seen a few in central Texas.The berries range from pink to red-purple. They require shade. My yard is mostly full sun, so I just admire them when I see them in public gardens.
So many great places to visit not too far away. The number of books I plan to read, and the number of places I want to visit is endless. Just not enough time.
“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” Unknown