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Dallas Arboretum Adds New Garden Named for Special Member Val Late

“The Dallas Arboretum has opened another beautiful garden called The Val Late Garden of Memories. Located off the Paseo de Flores and in front of the DeGolyer House, this peaceful garden has been dedicated in the name of Val Late by her daughter Jan Late McMillan, son-in-law Dick McMillan, and their children, Kirsten, Lindsay, Richard and Emily…

A signature element of the new garden is the magnificent Metroplex champion Magnolia, which was planted in 1936. The area was named the Val Late Garden of Memories for the many fond moments Mrs. Late and Mrs. McMillan had as they came to the Arboretum for many years and wanted to see the impressive magnolia. Additionally the landscape architects wanted to not only show the beauty of the DeGolyer Estate but also its history, which will be on brass plaques within the garden. Because of the trips to Dallas and the DeGolyer Home history, the name Garden of Memories became a part of the garden's title…”