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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218
Phone Number: +1 214-515-6500
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking
Description: A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral...
A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was rated in 2015 by Fodor's Travel as one of America's Best Spring Flower Festivals. Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April. Summer in garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and breathtaking colors at every turn. Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 65,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festival in 2014 by Fodor's Travel. The 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus the gardens mission, which teach life and Earth science with 17 indoor/outdoor galleries and 150 interactive activities - Where science and fun become one. Open seven days a week. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Taking 12 kids on an outing

Very nice, we had foster children with us and they were all very impressed as were we parents. Beautiful plants and flowers and birds as well

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Joshua, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice, we had foster children with us and they were all very impressed as were we parents. Beautiful plants and flowers and birds as well

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was highly recommended that we go here. Very disappointed three of us went and it was $15.00 to park and $15.00 each for admission so for 3 of us it was $60. Dont get me wrong there were some pretty sections but not worth $60

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. There were several brides having their bridal photos taken amongst the beautiful foliage and flowers. Bring comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk!

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice break from the city (pavement). Beautiful grounds and tour of mansion. Then top it off with a nice lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visit this place often. It is so beautiful, and you absolutely forget that you are in the middle of the city. It is a full day visit, so prepare accordingly. Be sure to bring your blankets, snacks and a camera.

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Forney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

No matter what season you visit the Arboretum, you find beauty - All colors of the rainbow, arranged in a beautiful manner, pleasing to the eye and picture perfect. And every year they add a new feature, or change an existing one so that is it never the same. It is the best value for your money in all of... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Arboretum is always gorgeous. It is always planted so tastefully and fabulous events are always held there. I have been to concerts there and have just wandered the grounds. The flowers and plants are changed out seasonally. It is well worth the price.

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Imperial, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

When possible, we always include a trip to the Gardens. Seasonally, the horticulturists have beautifully displays of the seasonal plants, stunning displays of unusual designs and simply a delight to behold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I come here all of the time and am constantly impressed with how lovely it always is! This place gives you a nice little spot to get away from the city and feel like you are really enjoying the outdoors. BEST TIME to go is during the Dallas Blooms, end of March beginning of April.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I got free tickets through my work so we finally went down here (pretty far for us). It was very nice, I love flowers and plants. And the children's garden was super cool for all ages! I believe we arrived right at opening, so parking was super easy - we went that early because we've heard it gets packed. I... More 

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