Boswell Family Garden
For Christmas in 2004, Dr. George Boswell surprised his family by giving them the joyous gift of the Boswell Family Garden at the Dallas Arboretum. They were thrilled and instantly began making plans for the Garden opening in spring of 2006.
This beautiful garden, designed by landscape architect Warren Johnson of Fallcreek Gardens, comprises the area north of the McCasland Sunken Garden with the gazebo, octagonal fountain and Magnolia Allee serving as natural boundaries.
As guests enter the garden from the octagonal fountain, an overlook offers a beautiful, unexpected view of the area. A wall provides the backbone of the garden, with a series of circular buttresses covered with red cascade rose trellises. Symmetrical, serpentine plantings mirrored by topiary hollies surround a circular lawn area. Cubed topiary hedges and a red and yellow-leafed barberry hedge in a double-helix configuration align the existing walk to the McCasland Sunken Garden.