Grounds

 

Celebrated Landscape Architects, Arthur and Marie Berger who designed the famous Dallas Arboretum, have created a skillful blend of nature and art.

Like the house, the San Domingo Ranch gardens are a skillful blend of nature and art. The Berger's landscaped the ranch as an entire study in Texas Chiaroscuro, using the dappled light which filtered through the trees to show the lacy darkness patterned overhead to their advantage.  In a style reminiscent of Thomas Church, patios and open areas are surrounded by stately oaks and lush green lawns to create the perfect outdoor living room. Low walls subtly frame extensive beds of native and cultivated plants against a horizon of natural ranchland.

Many plantings are original, having stood the true test of time and changing climate. The original Day Lilllies, Pyracanthus, Bougainvillea and Hibiscus growing side by side new plantings such as Sasanquah Camellias and Clerodendrum Ugandanese, surrounded by bulbs and Rudbeckia.

Fragrant lush gardens glow with fresh color