Spend your Memorial Day Weekend in the garden!

Who needs to go out of town this Memorial Day weekend when there’s so much to do right here in Dallas? The Dallas Arboretum has plenty of fun activities for children of all ages, not to mention it’s the most beautiful, blooming place in town.

So grab your softest picnic blanket, some sunscreen and your out-of-town visitors for a weekend filled with music, puppets, animals and of course flowers galore!

The Arboretum will honor our armed forces Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25 with flags and patriotic music in the gardens, along with free admission with a valid photo ID for active duty members and veterans of the U.S. military and first responders.

Bring the entire family to Family Fun Friday on May 22 and drop by the Children’s Adventure Garden, where there’ll be activities for your little adventurer throughout the day, including Cranium Clues and Pollination Station.

On Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24, pick out a patch of grass and lay down your blanket for an afternoon of live music. Kids not interested in sitting still? Drop by the Children’s Adventure Garden, where your little ones can enjoy story time, our newest puppet show, Finding My Way Home in the Glade Puppet Theater at 10:30AM and 11:30Am and Rockin’ Art.

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, enjoy the music of children’s singer/songwriter Eddie Coker, performing two shows (11AM and 2PM) at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Then bring your kids to the Children’s Adventure Garden, where they can participate in activities such as Amazing Race: Dirt Edition, and so much more!

The gardens have never looked better due to the rain. Come experience breathtaking and vibrant floral displays at every turn. A cornucopia of beautiful seasonal plantings will be on display for the special Summer at the Arboretum feature Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist. Don’t forget to snap photos of all your Memorial Day moments and share them with us by tagging your pictures with #BloomingMemories.

Have an amazing holiday weekend!

Our Favorite Ways to Say Happy Mother’s Day

How do you properly thank mom, your biggest fan who is always present at every milestone event? With a trip to the Dallas Arboretum, of course!

Honor Mom and make Mother’s Day memories surrounded by the beauty of the gardens, plus find elegant gifts, delicious food and, of course, gorgeous blooms. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy with mom this May.

Savor an enticing menu, not to mention a spectacular view, Sunday, May 10, for those who have registered for the Arboretum’s sold out Mother’s Day Brunch or bring your meal outside into the garden with the perfect picnic.

If your mom is a music lover, then a ticket to the Cool Thursdays Concert Series would be the perfect gift! May acts include Escape, a Dallas-based Journey tribute band; Blaze of Glory, the Bon Jovi Experience; and Fast Lane, a tribute to the Eagles. Cool Thursday concerts are held at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn.

You could give mom the traditional bouquet of flowers, or you could give her a floral gift that will last all year long with a Blooming Bed of Bulbs. Theses beds honor mom for a full year, with 10 linear feet of spectacular flowers, marked with a special sign to recognize her. And it’s tax deductible!

Does your mom like to garden or would she like to learn how to paint? Give her the gift of knowledge (and fun!) with one of the Arboretum’s classes through our Adult Education Program. Or you can always pick up something unique at the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Start your shopping early this Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 and join us for a trunk show featuring designers Holly Yashi and Michael Michaud’s Silver Seasons Designs jewelry collection. Members receive a Members-only double discount of 20% on all jewelry in the gift store, and items from the trunk show.

Need more ideas? With a Dallas Arboretum Membership, Mom can treasure and experience her gift till next Mother’s Day! And she’ll get free parking, discounts to the Hoffman Family Gift Store and invitations to members-only events. Talk about VIP treatment!

Come spend Easter in the garden!


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