Romance at the Arboretum

Arboretum wins over Dallas hearts to fund Children's Adventure Garden

Arboretum wins over Dallas hearts to fund Children's Adventure Garden

Kerri & Scott Jacobson, vday dinner at the arboretum
Kerri Jacobson, Scott Jacobson Photo by Steve Foxall
Tom & Phyllis McCasland, vday at the arboretum
Tom McCasland, Phyllis McCasland Photo by Steve Foxall
Judy Gibbs, Jim Gibbs, vday dinner at the arboretum
Judy Gibbs, Jim Gibbs Photo by Steve Foxall
John Cuellar, Susan Cuellar, Vday at the arboretum
John Cuellar, Susan Cuellar Photo by Steve Foxall
Joe Buskuhl, Jayne Buskuhl, vday at the arboretum
Joe Buskuhl, Jayne Buskuhl Photo by Steve Foxall
Jeff & Annette Patterson, Vday at the Arboretum
Jeff Patterson, Annette Patterson Photo by Steve Foxall
Harvey Mitchell, Joy Mitchell, Vday at the Arboretum
Harvey Mitchell, Joy Mitchell Photo by Steve Foxall
Cecile Bonte, Fred Bonte, V Day Arboretum dinner
Cecile Bonte, Fred Bonte Photo by Steve Foxall
Bob Thorton, Vera Thorton, V day at the arboretum
Bob Thorton, Vera Thorton  Photo by Steve Foxall
Kerri & Scott Jacobson, vday dinner at the arboretum
Tom & Phyllis McCasland, vday at the arboretum
Judy Gibbs, Jim Gibbs, vday dinner at the arboretum
John Cuellar, Susan Cuellar, Vday at the arboretum
Joe Buskuhl, Jayne Buskuhl, vday at the arboretum
Jeff & Annette Patterson, Vday at the Arboretum
Harvey Mitchell, Joy Mitchell, Vday at the Arboretum
Cecile Bonte, Fred Bonte, V Day Arboretum dinner
Bob Thorton, Vera Thorton, V day at the arboretum

More than 50 guests chose to spend the most romantic day of the year attending “Romance at the Arboretum” hosted by the Dallas Arboretum at its historic DeGolyer mansion.

Guests first arrived at the DeGolyer library and were treated to champagne, cocktails and hors d’oeuvre as Southern Methodist University’s woodwind quintet performed. Following the concert, attendees — including Cecile and Fred BonteJudy and Jim Gibb, Kerri and Scott Jacobson, and Stephanie and Robert Haley — enjoyed a three-course candlelight dinner that included roasted pheasant and bittersweet chocolate torte.

“The Dallas Arboretum is one of the most romantic places in the city, and it was fitting to host this Valentine’s Day dinner there,” said Kaki Hopkins, chair of the Dallas Arboretum’s Year of the Children’s Garden. “Those who came thoroughly enjoyed the concert, the atmosphere of the decorated DeGolyer and many wonderful conversations. We hope to do it again next year.”

Proceeds from the evening benefited the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden programs.