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“Great any time of year”

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #2 of 254 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 11, 2012

One of the world's best gardens. Don't miss it! March/April for flowering trees and tulips; April for azaleas; May through summer for flowering beds and exhibit this year of Chihuly glass sculptures. Fall has pumpkins everywhere. So well done.

Thank Marytxtraveler
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

I have visited the Botanical gardens several times over the last 20 years and they always have some interesting artistic or architectural "intervention" going on as well as just having some of the most beautiful gardens and green spaces in Texas. If you are there in the summer - be sure to go early in the morning before it gets too hot.

Thank moac4
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

The Dale Chihuly Exhibit is something you must see if you visit or live in DFW. While we went during the day, the Arboretum does offer a nighttime viewing which must be even more spectacular. It was amazing how the artwork is blended with the living flowers to create to an effect of the glass growing out of the ground. Words cannot express the beauty of the artwork. It was also surprising that the flowers were in full bloom at the beginning of the Texas summer.

Thank James D
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

In Dallas for a wedding last week...and purchased tickets to Chihuly Nights. The breathtaking glass sculptures were just beautiful. Take advantage of the after 6:00 pm admissions if you can...the sculptures at dusk and after are just spectacular. Many of the night time dates have music (A Rolling Stones tribute band played the night we were there). Bring your chairs, wine and cheese (or whatever)....coolers are allowed. It's a wonderful experience.

The Arboretum is also beautiful...well-laid out for a stroll with plenty of spots to stop and think, read, or chat. There are restaurants at the Arboretum.

Thank JJH1764
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

We have been going to the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens for years. There are events year-round. Some of our favorites include the play houses, pumpkin patch and the summer concerts.

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