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Dallas Arboretum
In 1977, the City of Dallas Park Board recommended that the grounds of the DeGolyer estate, which the City had purchased from Southern Methodist University, be the official location of the botanical garden, and encouraged the Society to raise funds for the initial costs. During 1978 and 1979, Society membership increased and the Society obtained civic and business awareness for support of the arboretum project. By 1980, the Society had raised over one million dollars and purchased the twenty-two acre Camp Estate - adjacent to the DeGolyer Estate -overlooking White Rock Lake. In 1982, the signing of a contract between the City of Dallas and the Society created an arboretum and botanical garden on the combined 66 acres of the DeGolyer and Camp properties." http://www.dallasarboretum.org/Visiting_Information.html