Situated on one acre, the Phelps Garden was designed in 1959 by landscape architect Arthur Berger. The garden contains brick original to the 1959 construction, and was designed to offer space for live performances. Garden features include lanterns, temples, and sculptures. The garden features include ponds with water lilies and an outdoor stage. Plantings include tropical plants, ferns, irises, ginger, and a bamboo grove.
Landscape architect Arthur Berger received his degree from Harvard in 1928, beginning a career in landscape architecture and design. Berger officially established a residence in Dallas, Texas in 1939 and began designing gardens in the area. His wife, Marie Berger, began designing gardens with him after their marriage in 1946 and became known for their design techniques. Arthur Berger died in 1960, soon after the design of the Phelps Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include the Webb Family (former owner, 1959-2001), the Phelps Family (owner, 2002- ), and Arthur Berger (landscape architect, 1959).
The folder includes worksheets, a survey plat with detail for location of garden features, articles about the designer and photographer, invoices from 2003 garden purchases, articles about Arthur Berger.