We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218 (East Dallas)
+1 214-515-6500
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 153 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Write a Review

1,598 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,213
    309
    53
    17
    6
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Kilgore, Texas
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
69 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Oh my goodness what a beautiful place. We went to see the pumpkin patch and spent most of the day walking and admiring all the beautiful plant and all the gardens. It is well maintained and will give you such knowledge about all the plants. We plan to go back during the Christmas holidays to see the 12 days of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bonita, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I had not expected much when my Dallas friends said they were taking me to the arboretum, but I was so wrong! The gardens are huge, and every inch is beautifully landscaped. We were there during the fantastic pumpkin and squash show--65,000 pumpkins lining the walkways, the children's area filled with charming small houses covered with pumpkins. Amazing! Huge specimen... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We were there in October and they had amazing pumpkin landscapes! I think they are preparing set up for the 12 days of Christmas which looks like it will be fun as well. It cost $15 per adult AND you had to pay $10 to park. Super crowded even on a weekday in middle of day. Plenty of places to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sebastian, Florida
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We visited during the pumpkin festival . . . there were thousands of pumpkins . . some were used to create houses in the Pumpkin Village, others to create a fairy tale carriage, others to line the walkways, and still others used with flowers and all types of gourds in arrangements through the arboretum. The mansion on the grounds is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A top attraction in Dallas! The Garden was all decked out for Halloween, with thousands of pumpkins of all sizes, colors and shapes. Great for kids. At $15, it's not cheap, but the quality of the experience is really great. The food was mediocre and expensive. I'd bring a lunch and picnic on one of many tables.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the Arboretum in October to take advantage of the fall decorations - hundreds of pumpkins adorned the gardens and the Pumpkin Village was delightful. A fantasy world for all ages to enjoy was created. We also enjoyed an outdoor lunch at one of the garden cafes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milford, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of flowers and well planned gardens. This place is pure pleasure for a casual stroll or just sitting by the lake. We saw the special pumpkin and scarecrow exhibit and every detail was super - kids obviously love it. This is Dallas' best kept secret.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
22 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We elected to visit the Rory Meyers Children Adventure with our grand children. Two and a half hours well spent having fun, doing all the proposed activities. Still a lot of flowers at this time of the year. Tons of pumkins on display for Halloween. Highly recommended but one must go on weekdays as it's not crowded and your family... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valls, Spain
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the arboretum a couple of weeks before Halloween. The decorations were amazing, an entire village made with pumpkins. I totally recommend it!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MINNESOTA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We went last weekend very beautiful fall settings with the lake as a backdrop for park of the park. I loved the hanging pumpkins on wires and on metal sticks! We saw two proposals while we were there😃

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing