Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 named "One of the Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World" by Architectural Digest. Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April. Summer in the garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and numerous water features with breathtaking floral displays. Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 90,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festivals 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 and Wednesday nights until 8pm from March-October. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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2-3 hours
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Jennifer G
Frisco, TX194 contributions
Fall at the Arboretum
Oct 2021
It’s definitely worth going in the fall to see the pumpkin display. The pumpkin display was in a different location this year and there was a lot more space to enjoy everything. As always, the displays were very impressive. There were plenty of photo opportunities this year compared to in the past. Since you had to get a timed ticket in advance, it wasn’t too crowded.
Written October 25, 2021
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cgny1fwd
Houston, TX1,161 contributions
What a sight!
Oct 2021
Such a beautiful place lakeside on White Rock Lake. Gorgeous grounds that are 'manicured' to use an over used adjective. It is really set up for fall. Large colorful pumpkins are scattered throughout the facility. And it is peaceful. Go!
Written October 22, 2021
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Laura553
Edmond, OK54 contributions
Beware if not a member
Oct 2021
Beware! You must book tickets online 3 days in advance to get in. We were told this is a new policy to allow more flexibility of times for members. A Tuesday easily had over 500 time slots available when looking on Saturday but it is closed and considered “sold out” to guests on Sunday morning.

We hear great things about the grounds but do not appreciate this new policy. Book early if you want to go.
Written October 17, 2021
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Vanessa G
10 contributions
Perfect fall outing with pre-school - elementary aged kids
Oct 2021
Fall at the Arboretum was a wonderful outing with kids 3- and 5-years-old. They had a ball, and didn't require strollers (or being carried!) The park is huge, but so varied that it never got boring. I can totally believe the advertised "90,000 pumpkins and gourds". It was quite a sight!
A feature called Bugtopia was adorable, with its enormous insects. Made for great photos.
We'd suggest you DO spring for the extra $3 each to get admission into the Children's Adventure Garden. It was really impressive.
Visiting in early October, we avoided the summer heat, yet it was still warm enough to let the kids play in the splash pads/water features. We hadn't brought our kiddos a change of clothes but towards the end of the visit just went with the "moment" and they were soon soaked to the skin -- and it was one of their favorite parts.
Written October 8, 2021
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zulu5
Abilene, TX61 contributions
Gorgeous respite
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Dallas Arboretum is a place to visit in every season. In addition to the botanic gardens full of outstanding specimens, visitors enjoy strolling winding paths to surprise private gardens; lovely fountains and water features like the Woman’s Garden; and, large, gorgeous seasonal displays. Fall is especially fun as displays of thousands of pumpkins and gourds delight visitors. Highly recommend spending a few hours in the peaceful beauty of the Dallas Arboretum.
Written October 7, 2021
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Holly P
Mentor, OH5 contributions
Beautiful Arboretum
Sep 2021 • Couples
It was beautiful! Fall is definitely the time to go when all the pumpkins are out 🎃🎃🎃 the garden is expansive and has such a variety of plant life
Written September 27, 2021
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HoneyTravel21
1 contribution
The best experience
Oct 2020 • Family
It was the best experience ever very pretty! The best time to go is fall the pumpkins are beautiful and great for picking one out and pictures
Written September 25, 2021
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Steven L
Odessa, DE222 contributions
Beautiful Garden Outside of Dallas
Aug 2021
We have visited many botanical gardens across the country, and the garden in Dallas is one of the better ones we've seen. Everything is well-maintained and beautiful. The garden is well-laid out, and there are many interesting water features that add variety and enhance the experience. We spent about three hours there and enjoyed the entire time.

One odd thing. There is timed entry. Our entry was 9am, and we showed up at 8:57am. I remember the time exactly, because they wouldn't admit us and told us to come back in three minutes. Very odd, but okay.
Written September 2, 2021
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AlwaysOnTheGo53
San Francisco, CA170 contributions
Beautiful Break from City
May 2021
This is a really nice rest from the city of Dallas. Just outside of downtown and easily accessible, the Arboretum is beautifully maintained
Written August 30, 2021
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Lindsay M
7 contributions
beautiful
Aug 2021
I went here with my mother. It was breath taking. The gardens, water features, sculptures are all well maintained. We had High Tea with champagne during our visit. This was an absolute highlight of trip to Dallas.
Written August 17, 2021
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