Architectural Digest has just named the Dallas Arboretum one of the world’s 15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season. Listed just under the number one spot, Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York, the Arboretum is recognized as a “66-acre haven for thriving ferns and azaleas, (and) one of the best views of the downtown skyline.” Among the list’s impressive horticulture spaces are gardens in Rio, France, Singapore, and Cape Town, with only a few listings in the United States.

NJB (now RVi) is proud to have planned and designed pieces of this acclaimed Texas landmark. The Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill and Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn were thoughtfully designed by Principal Emeritus Rowland Jackson with great attention to detail and in celebration of the space’s natural elements. Those fully-realized ideas are now drawing worldwide attention and hundreds of visitors.

Those looking to experience this space may also be interested to learn that the Arboretum is now also a Pokemon Go hot spot. The gardens boast over 30 Pokestops and three gyms throughout the campus. Group discounts, social media hype for various teams, a Pokemon Trainer’s Lounge, Groupons for PokemonNights, and ‘Real World Pokemon and Guided Garden Trek’ are just some of the offerings for this latest active-gaming craze.


Whether Pokemon Go or a prestigious design magazine draws you to the Dallas Arboretum, no matter. We here at RVi are excited to see this project reach such success and encourage you to go see what all the fuss is about.

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