Instead of heading to your plastic surgeon to looks ages younger, here’s a suggestion: head to the Dallas Arboretum for the September 20 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Gala. There are rumors that just wandering the garden transports one and all to whimsical days of childish delights. Imagine a “museum without walls,” that is entertaining and educational within eight acres of greenery, water features and all types of interactive galleries.
Just the night before the official opening, the gala will begin with cocktails and tours of the garden just as the sun is setting over White Rock Lake. Then a seated dinner in the garden itself will take place. As if the garden wasn’t enough, the Garland ISD Children’s Chorus and the Texas Winds Musical Outreach to perform throughout the evening. Ah, but here’s more. New York-based Annie Hickman, who is known for weaving “together costumes, sculpture, movement, dance and the world of nature,” will top off the evening.
Event Co-Chairs Sandra Estess and Judy Gibbs have arranged for garden namesake Rory Meyers and her husband Howard to serve as honorary co-chairs.
To add to the fun of the evening, attire will be “Garden Cocktail.” No, that doesn’t mean you need to wear a fern lapel nor a necklace of daisies. You know better.
“We are privileged to be the home of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, the world’s most elaborate and interactive garden for children,” said Dallas Arboretum President/CEO Mary Brinegar. “We are most grateful to the City of Dallas and to our generous private and corporate donors for their continued support of the Arboretum and this important addition to our gardens for the children of Dallas.”
Individual tickets start at $500 with proceeds going to the Arboretum. For more gala information, contact Karen Reardon.
* Photos provided by the Dallas Arboretum