Bird’s-eye view of A Tasteful Place at the Arboretum. (Rendering courtesy of Dallas Arboretum)

If you have made it around the lake lately, you may have wondered about all the construction on the south end of the Arboretum.

Later this fall, visitors will be able to experience A Tasteful Place, a working garden, or “portager” as the French say. The 2-acre space will be populated with fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, and will include orchards, a picnic lawn, patios and trails that overlook the lake and downtown.

The trails and patios will have a view of the lake and Downtown. (Rendering courtesy of Dallas Arboretum)

You cannot miss the 3,600-square-foot Garden Pavilion, which includes a dining room and commercial kitchen for cooking classes, educational programs and chef-prepared meals. The healthful meals will be sourced from the garden’s produce, which will be grown sustainably. Throughout the year, there will be daily tastings, cooking classes and demos about planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables.

A Tasteful Place is set to open this fall (learn more here).

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