5 reasons to visit the Dallas Arboretum for just $5
Banish those winter blues now, because Monday, January 19, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! The kids will be out of school, and the cloudy January cold is expected to give way to mild temperatures and sunny skies. Why not honor MLK in style at the Dallas Arboretum for a special admission price of just $5? Be sure to purchase your parking online for the discounted price of $8 prior to your arrival.
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Arboretum:
1. One-Mile Fitness Path
Beautiful blooms will welcome you at every turn on our one-mile fitness path that runs through the garden. “After the holidays, we need some extra motivation to get moving, and there is no more beautiful place to walk than along the one-mile fitness trail at the Dallas Arboretum,” says Dallas Arboretum board chairman Bill Graue. “It’s one of the top 10 botanical gardens in the world, according to the Travel Channel, and this discount will encourage more people to see the winter plantings and to get a sneak peek as we prepare for Dallas Blooms.”
2. Friendship Tea
Indulge in tea pecan clusters, cucumber sandwiches, lemon curd tarts and vanilla mint tea—just a few of the many delicious items you’ll find on the three-course Friendship Tea menu, served twice daily through Feb. 27 for guests 13 and older. Don’t forget to make your reservation online, which includes admission to the general garden AND parking!
3. Pansies and Violas
Admire the rainbow of brilliant blues, warm yellows and intense violet-blacks as you stroll around the Arboretum’s gorgeous beds of pansies, which grow and bloom during the winter season. (You can also call them violas, if you prefer—the two names are essentially interchangeable!)
4. Brassicas: Kale, Cabbage and More
You know that brassicas like kale and cabbage are incredibly nutritious to eat, but did you know that these leafy veggies can also be grown ornamentally? Their lovely leaves and rich colors can be seen throughout the Arboretum in the winter months, since they grow swimmingly in North Texas this time of year.
5. Planting Tulips for Dallas Blooms
Right now, our expert gardeners are planting over 350,000 tulip bulbs that will show their true colors at Dallas Blooms come spring. Exported from Holland, these bulbs need to be planted at least six inches deep in the soil to flourish.
We hope to see you at the Arboretum this holiday weekend! Don’t forget to bring a blanket and picnic, and be sure to purchase your parking online for the discounted price of $8 prior to your arrival.