May is for memories: Mother’s Day at the Arboretum

How are you and the family going to honor and celebrate Mom on her big day? With little time left to answer that question, allow us to offer some ideas of how you can show the mothers in your life how special they are with the Dallas Arboretum as the backdrop. Though tickets to the Arboretum’s annual Mother’s Day brunch are sold out, it’ll be ideal conditions for a family picnic in the garden!

A nice warm day is in Sunday’s forecast, making for a pleasant stroll through the beautiful Rose Mary Hagger Rose Garden, where more than 250 rose bushes, including hybrid tea roses, are in full bloom. The garden was inspired by Lakewood native and mother of three Rose Mary Haggar. Or you can enjoy another lush space named after a beloved mother. The Nancy Clements Seay Magnolia Glade, designed by landscape architect Warren Hill Johnson, features a garden with a meandering stream and a twisting fountain, a perfect spot for some downtime with Mother Nature.

After you’ve indulged your senses of sight and smell, get your ears in on the action with a free performance by the United States Navy Band at 2PM on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage. The concert is a part of the band’s 10-city Texas tour, featuring the sounds of Motown, country and top 40s hits.

Take a shopping break at the Hoffman Family Gift Store to pick up a heartfelt keepsake for Mom. Ladies who love fresh flowers might appreciate the “Blooming Bed.” Honorees receive 10 linear feet in the garden marked with a sign denoting her name and the donor. A Blooming Bed purchase also provides you and your honoree an invite to the annual Blooming Beds reception, held during Dallas Blooms each year.

If your mom likes to visit the Arboretum often, memberships are inexpensive and earn you free admission year-round and support the Arboretum’s maintenance and programming.

Finally, consider making a reservation for a three-course tea at the Historic DeGolyer Estate Tea Room. Enjoy a soup starter, assorted tea sandwiches and a sweet treat. To reserve space, click here.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218. The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9AM to 5PM. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3 to 12 and free for Arboretum members and children 2 and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Onsite parking is $10. Call 214-515-6500 or visit the Arboretum’s homepage here.