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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 (East Dallas)
+1 214-515-6500
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Ranked #2 of 152 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the... more » Owner description: 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 2013 as one of the Top Ten Botanical Gardens in the US by The Travel Channel. The one-of-a-kind 8 acre Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is the only one of it's kind in America. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We absolutely love going to the Dallas Arboretum! Every year they have a pumpkin patch with thousands of pumpkins. This year my 5 year old went there on a field trip with his kindergarten class. They had an instructor who showed the kids how a pumpkin grows from a seed. It was a great interactive class and the kids left... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited just prior to Halowee. There was 65,000 pumpkins on display. However after wading past the many children the gardens and water features are wonderful. The gardens are very well groomed and very varied. I enjoyed several hours strolling through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Seeing the Dallas Arboretum is a must for anyone visiting or living in Dallas, no matter what age. It is truly a magical experience. Fall time with the pumpkin festival is really something to see. Everything in this huge facility is worth seeing and worth a second look. We cant wait to come back.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great sculptures, excellent trails and just a wonderful walking area. Lots of areas to get lost. Love the water treatments and special exhibits!

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Addison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I live here but have enjoyed the Arboretum for years. One of my children held their wedding here. Tonight was awesome though. We did a wine tasting and then enjoyed a concert after walking through the pumpkin expo. If you haven't been to the Arboretum, it should be on your bucket list. They have special events for every season!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We were here in late spring. The flowers were in full bloom. The grounds and flower beds are exceptionally well kept. We really enjoyed our visit.

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had been told that there was a Halloween exhibition of 50,000+ pumpkins on display and what a surprise we received! We never knew there was such a variety of pumpkins. The display was wonderful and the various themes around Halloween and the pumpkins we well thought through and great imagination was used for this creative exhibition. The gardens are... More

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Victoria,TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Acres of pumpkins transform this venue into a fall wonderland! This is a beautiful and peaceful place to spend a morning or afternoon! We enjoyed afternoon tea in their restaurant, beautifully served, and very tasty! I have been to the gardens several times, and they are always delightful!

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This was one of the highlights of my trip. absolutely amazing. I was stunned by how beautiful the garden was and how lovely they had incorporated the Chihuly glass exhibits.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I went to the arboretum on Saturday with my niece and great niece. We got some beautiful pictures of not only the gardens, water features and statuary, but also of the pumpkins and gourds and scarecrows. The people who put together the fall foliage did an excellent job.

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