A three-day weekend is a festive way to celebrate summer’s end and fall’s beginning, and spending your three-day weekend surrounded by blooms at the Dallas Arboretum makes it that much sweeter!
As we say adieu to summer, we also have to bid farewell to our beloved peacock topiaries, whose colorful petal tails will be disassembled after September 1. Don’t miss the pavonian beauty of these two 13-foot-tall birds, made up of 11,000 Liriope plants and real peacock feathers. (Don’t worry: The Arboretum will still have a few resident birds hanging around after Labor Day; the Bird House Exhibit continues through December 31.)
This Labor Day, don’t miss the opportunity to experience all the hands-on fun in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Learn about Wetland Wonders, take a tour of our solar system at the Exploration Center OmniGlobe Theater and start your day with Storytime in the Petroglyphs Pergola.
The Arboretum is offering some can’t-miss Labor Day discounts. Take advantage of our final August Dollar Days, when general admission is just $1, and $1 more will get you into the Children’s Garden. On Labor Day, Monday, September 1, guests can enjoy $5 general garden admission and free admission to the Children’s Garden. Discounts available on-site at the Ticket Booth only.
And even though we still have a few more weeks of summer, it’s not too early to buy tickets to the Arboretum’s upcoming holiday exhibition, The 12 Days of Christmas, on display from November 16 through January 4, 2015. The exhibit features an elaborate collection of life-size Victorian gazebos filled with characters from the iconic Christmas carol. Take advantage of the early-bird discount for both members and non-members through September 1, and get your tickets for the nighttime showings for only $5! During these extended evening hours visitors can take in the beauty of The 12 Days at Night, when illuminated gazebos will light the way for carolers and visitors, who will have their pick of tasty seasonal treats.
In the meantime, don’t skip out on celebrating the close of summer this weekend in the garden. Start packing your picnic baskets now, and enjoy an incredible Labor Day weekend at the Dallas Arboretum. You deserve it!