The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre (267,000 m2) botanical garden located at 8617 Garland Road in east Dallas, Texas (USA), on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake.The arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline. The majority of the grounds were once part of a 44-acre (180,000 m2) estate known as Rancho Encinal, built for geophysicist Everett Lee DeGolyer and his wife Nell. A Woman's Garden. Also located on the grounds is an outdoor concert stage, picnic areas, and set of kid size replicas of dwellings and other structures depicting prairie life in the "Texas Pioneer Adventure."In September 2002, Arboretum facilities were expanded with the opening of the new visitors Center named for Dallas developer Trammell Crow. The center consists of a gift shop, meeting room, and a patio area overlooking White Rock Lake. At Night, one may view downtown Dallas with the skyscraper lights reflecting upon the water.Dallas Blooms" is an annual festival featuring more than 400,000 Spring-blooming bulbs, over 3,000 azaleas and thousands of another annuals and perennials spread throughout the 66-acre (270,000 m2) garden.