In the summer of 1982, Margaret McDermott and Virginia Nick formed a group of civic-minded women named the Women’s Council to raise funds and increase community awareness for The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. In the past 40 years, the major goal of the Women’s Council, has been to design, construct, fund and endow A Woman’s Garden, the only public garden in the U.S. conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women and dedicated to the spirit of women. Created 25 years ago, A Woman’s Garden celebrates the power, creativity, resourcefulness, passion, and unwavering commitment of the women who came before us and those entrusted with its care now and into the future.
Please join us as we celebrate the Women’s Council ‘s 40th Anniversary and A Woman’s Garden’s 25th Anniversary during our Noble Celebration Week, October 16th through October 21st, 2022, and help us financially build an even stronger foundation for the future! Highlights of our Noble Celebration Week will include A Writer’s Garden-Tales from Highclere Castle on Tuesday, October 18th, featuring guest speaker and noted author Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon, who lives at Highclere Castle, the real Downton Abbey and the site of the popular television series and movies and the 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Gala on Friday, October 21st at the Dallas Arboretum.
On our website menu please click on A Writer’s Garden-Tales from Highclere Castle and the 40th Anniversary Ruby Red Gala for details of these two magnificent events and other activities.
Click below to view the contract outlining the opportunities and benefits of your donation, including sponsorships, tables, and ticket sales. We hope you will join us for events during this outstanding and memorable week as we celebrate
Growing Friendships for 40 years.

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