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Gorgeous garden party christens new Dallas Arboretum attraction

Gorgeous garden party christens new Dallas Arboretum attraction

Hal Brierley, Diane Brierley, Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham
Hal Brierley, Diane Brierley, Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham Photo by Steve Foxall
Caroline Rose Hunt, Dedie Leahy
Caroline Rose Hunt, Dedie Leahy Photo by Steve Foxall
Marina Gault, Roger Gault, Michelle Miller Burns, Gary Burns, Sherwood Wagner, Bill Aicklen
Marina Gault, Roger Gault, Michelle Miller Burns, Gary Burns, Sherwood Wagner, Bill Aicklen Photo by Steve Foxall
Dean Fearing, Wanda Gierhart
Dean Fearing, Wanda Gierhart Photo by Steve Foxall
Whit Smith, Greg Rohan, Robbie Briggs
Whit Smith, Greg Rohan, Robbie Briggs Photo by Steve Foxall
Pat McEvoy, Charles McEvoy
Pat McEvoy, Charles McEvoy Photo by Steve Foxall
Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham
Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham Photo by Steve Foxall
Micki Rawlings, Jimmy Krause, Candace Krause
Micki Rawlings, Jimmy Krause, Candace Krause Photo by Steve Foxall
Dan Patterson, Mary McDermott Cook
Dan Pattreson, Mary McDermott Cook Photo by Steve Foxall
Paige Lane, Julie Hawes
Paige Lane, Julie Hawes Photo by Steve Foxall
Hal Brierley, Diane Brierley, Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham
Caroline Rose Hunt, Dedie Leahy
Marina Gault, Roger Gault, Michelle Miller Burns, Gary Burns, Sherwood Wagner, Bill Aicklen
Dean Fearing, Wanda Gierhart
Whit Smith, Greg Rohan, Robbie Briggs
Pat McEvoy, Charles McEvoy
Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham
Micki Rawlings, Jimmy Krause, Candace Krause
Dan Patterson, Mary McDermott Cook
Paige Lane, Julie Hawes

What: A Tasteful Place Gala

Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The 411: Co-Chairs Barbara Bigham and Robin Carreker had picture-perfect fall weather on their side when they welcomed 400 guests dressed in their best "garden gorgeous" to celebrate and christen The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden's latest attraction — A Tasteful Place. As if to show off this 3.5-acre attraction of fruits, vegetable, herbs, and flowers, Bigham donned a skirt of lettuces, Brussels sprouts, carrots, artichokes, and a kale train created Dr. Delphinium Design + Events. Now that's some major dedication from the event co-chair. Snaps, indeed.

The evening kicked off with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while jazz musician Mark Toussaint (and band) entertained the crowd. As the sun set over White Rock Lake, Bigham welcomed event attendees and spoke a little about A Tasteful Place and its plans to feature cooking demonstrations, daily tastings, special events, and even gardening advice. Attendees then enjoyed a four-course meal prepared and served by Chef Sharon Van Meter before retreating to the Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion for desserts and a champagne toast.

A full calendar of A Tasteful Place's events and activities can be found here.

Who: Marina and Roger Gault, Michelle and Gary Burns, Sherwood Wagner, Bill Aicklen, Caroline Rose Hunt, Dedie Leahy, Dean Fearing, Wanda Gierhart, Robbie Briggs, Pat and Charles McEvoy, Barbara and Bob Bigham, Micki Rawlings, and Candace and Jimmy Krause.