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The two-story conservatory with tropical plants, plus outdoor demonstration gardens of native and adapted trees and flowers, year-round exhibits on butterflies, bugs and botany in the historic Art Deco building.
Butterflies, bugs and tropical plants are brightening up Fair Park. The conservatory will open with Texas butterflies then phase in tropical specie...
Most classical music organizations (the opera, symphony, etc.) follow an academic calendar with regularly scheduled concerts from September through May, which means that that come June, musicians get ... More »
French composer Maurice Ravel reputedly described his famed work “Bolro” as “a piece for orchestra without music.” Apparently, it was not his favorite creation, but then he died long before Bo Derek introduced the piece (heh) to a whole new... More »
Turns out that whole green thing wasn’t a fad after all. Thanks a lot, people from the Northeast. Well, at least we got one good thing out of it -- adrenaline rushes when we litter. Just kidding. We have eco-friendly fashion, of course, and... More »
Get bit by the love bug recently? It’s nothing to lose your head over — unless you’re a male praying mantis. Ditch the cliché candlelit dinner this Valentine’s Day and take your date somewhere adventurous. Somewhere with chocolate. Somewhere …... More »
The days of hanging glitter-covered pinecones on your Christmas tree are long gone. If you want to find a new way of bringing the beauty of nature into your holiday decorating, then check out Garden Walk: Living Ornaments this weekend at the... More »
The Texas Discovery Gardens now include a new wonderful butterfly conservatory that is basically a rain forest in a three-story greenhouse brimming with exotic butterflies. Elevated walkways allow guests to follow the butterflies all the way up into the tops of the trees. For $200 you can take 40 kids there for a unique and memorable birthday party. The thoughtful folks at the Discovery Gardens provide decorations and have even come up with gender-specific themes: "For the Love of... More »
At Fair Park in the building and area where the botanical society used to be, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round medley of all-organic garden themes, including a butterfly habitat (especially worth seeing during the State Fair), wildlife pond, scent garden, shade garden and heirloom garden. The Dallas Arboretum is more fancy-schmancy, of course, but unlike the Arboretum, the Discovery Gardens is a place where you can see what you can grow without excoriating the earth with 50-pound bags... More »
Sit on the natural stone ledge and peer into the pondering pool at the base of the two-story waterfall, and you'll forget you're in a building at Fair Park in Dallas. Best of all, you'll forget the three hot checks that beat your direct deposit to the bank last week, your boss' bullshit, your never-ending "to-do" list and the unsavory state of the world. In the glass-walled conservatory at Texas Discovery Gardens, you'll discover a tranquil, tropical paradise--a cross between Blue Lagoon and... More »
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