Dallas, Texas, July 28, 2020 – In summer 2020, Parks for Downtown Dallas completed an extensive renovation of the planting beds at Belo Garden

The garden replanting included over 4,000 perennials and grasses. 

The majority of the grasses were originally selected by landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Jones during the design phase for this Downtown Dallas park, which opened to the public in spring 2012. This includes Mexican Feather Grass, Hameln Grass, Inland Seas Oats, Gulf Muhly, Lovegrass, Karl Foerster Grass and Miscanthus. Turks Cap and Iris are new additions to the grass beds. These new plants were added to the southern, more shaded beds where the original grasses had difficulty growing.

The perennial beds were reestablished with Bulbine Orange, Gaura, Mexican Honeysuckle, Echinacea, Plumbago, Salvia and Rudbeckia.

Approximately 1,800 linear feet of garden fencing was installed to insulate the new planting palette from foot traffic. 

Improvements to the fountain’s pump room were also completed to provide a wider variety of displays and increased reliability.

Parks for Downtown Dallas is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation whose sole purpose is to build and maintain public parks in the center city. This includes the creation of four urban neighborhood parks in Downtown Dallas: Pacific Plaza, West End Square, Carpenter Park and Harwood Park.

For more information about Parks for Downtown Dallas, contact Sarah Hughes at 214-977-8247 or explore parksfordowntowndallas.org.