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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

A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking...

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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You will need a full day to explore this sprawling park. Pay the additional fee to get into the children's area, worth every penny. This is an amazing time of year to visit with... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will need a full day to explore this sprawling park. Pay the additional fee to get into the children's area, worth every penny. This is an amazing time of year to visit with all of the pumpkins on display.

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we were able to view the 12 days of Christmas display. Each gazebo was well decorated. Beautiful--well worth the money and time.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went before Thanksgiving but close to the holiday so the pumpkin village was still out AND the 12 Days of Christmas display was up! We couldn't see everything in the hour we had so we will go back again. We were there in the afternoon so it was not overly crowded. The plants and trees were beautiful & well-marked.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I sure wish I had known about the gardens the night before we went as they have their Christmas display right now. The theme is 12 Days of Christmas with beautiful decorations and lights. It must be gorgeous at night. We went on Wednesday and it was school trip day so crowded with kids, but that was okay. Nice gift... More 

Thank Travel78746
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to visit that is definitely off the main tourist trail. This was a brilliant way to while a way an afternoon in peaceful and beautiful surroundings with plenty to see. Especially nice were the 12 Days of Christmas exhibit and the Pumpkin Festival, which for a Brit is definitely not something we would see at home! I'd... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While visiting Dallas, I went to the Arboretum for an early morning walk. It was foggy and misty. Nevertheless, the many vistas, gardens, the last of autumn and the first weekend of their "Twelve Days of Christmas" were on display. The variety, colors and thoughtful layouts were absolutely stunningl. I am a member of the NY Botanical Garden, beautiful and... More 

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Dallas Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on the first day of the Christmas decorations and also got to see all the pumpkins. Great transition into the holiday season. You could easily spend the entire day roaming the grounds with winding paths leading you to beautiful sites around each bend. We will be going back to see the Christmas lights at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place following through the various pavilions telling the story of gifts received at Christmas- the famous "on the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me.......". Large collection of plants, ponds and streams as well. Beautiful place. Must see for the nature enthusiast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pretty Garden, surprisingly the outside of the place was more attractive to me than the inside! Very colorful, though pretty hot to visit in July!!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took tons of notes as we are building a house and I can't wait to create a lovely garden. This one has it all. Quiet dark grottoes, traditional rose garden, modern sculpture by an infinity pool, myrtle allees. It was done up for the "12 days of Christmas" with pretty displays and music. The season was obviously on the... More 

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