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Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
Phone Number: +1 214-515-6500
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 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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A great discovery in Dallas to explore!

While visiting from out of state last weekend, this was the first local sight our family selected to explore. (With our daughter being a botanist, this was going to be our first... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While visiting from out of state last weekend, this was the first local sight our family selected to explore. (With our daughter being a botanist, this was going to be our first stop in this city!) Plenty of parking available in numerous lots, costing $15. The entrance fee is $15 per adult. (But hey, you get a free map of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely beautiful and plenty of things to do and see here. This is definitely a great photo locations. You'll have to work around the many photo shoots. Be prepared to take plenty of photos of your own. We were here at the end of the Autumn displays and the beginning of the Christmas ones which was great since we saw... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We parked in the Arboretum parking lot across the street, which was $15. Seemed pretty high for parking. Then we also paid for entry for two adults. Overall it came to around $45, which after we spent a solid hour and half in the park, seemed overpriced. The gardens were nice, but weren't anything truly unique, or at least didn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just recently bought my niece and her family an annual pass for the Dallas Arboretum, such a beautiful place. I now understand why she wanted an annual pass, they have so many different things that they do at different points of the year! It has a gorgeous Christmas exhibition ~ we're looking forward to seeing the different things they'll... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to view the 12 Days of Christmas displays as well as to walk through the beautiful gardens. We packed a picnic lunch and just really enjoyed the day. Beautiful location adjacent to White Rock Lake and the holiday displays were magical. A must do for family outings!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool sights and sounds. Kinda stunk that it was under construction but it was still really cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this place last night, I attend the "12 Christmas days at night". It was the most beautiful Christmas exhibition I have ever seen. If you like Christmas and nature, you must attend this exhibition. The place is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was recently invited to a preview of the Santa Display in the DeGolyer house by my daughter, a member of the Jr League who collected the Santas on loan for the display. (3 of them were mine) This event started after dark and the park is beautiful all lit up and the 12 Days of Christmas displays are beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very beautiful inside. Highly recommended during Fall. Try to book parking online so you pay $8 instead of $15 on the spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

12 days of Christmas made the whole place feel extra special, take the tram ride it's free an informative! Parking is pricey.... get dropped off an you won't have to pay! Worthwhile visit !

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