Behind the Scenes With the Dallas Arboretum Horticulture Staff


Ready to prep your garden for spring but don’t know a sharp shooter from a drain spade? We asked the expert horticulture staff at the Dallas Arboretum to share their knowledge on everything from where to purchase seedlings to what to wear while gardening. Take notes, and get ready for a fruitful spring! What are the three must-have gardening […]

Achieve your New Year’s goals with a 1-mile walk through the Dallas Arboretum


For most of us, January’s arrival usually means making some attempts to live healthier or to save more money. If this sounds like you, then the Dallas Arboretum is where you need to be. With discounted prices for all of January —admission is $5 and parking is $8 when purchased online—and some incredibly beautiful walking […]

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? […]

The Dallas Arboretum’s holiday activity roundup

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With so many presents to buy, cookies to bake and out-of-town guests to entertain, you might need a break. And with so much going on at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden this holiday season, we thought we’d give you roundup of happenings so you can schedule that respite accordingly. Visit The 12 Days of […]

A winter bloom preview


When fall begins to make way for winter, what blooms can you expect to see in the garden? Even with the temperatures falling, you can always count on the Dallas Arboretum to have bright blooms and splendid colors on display. We sat down with Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum’s Vice President of gardens, to find out what flowers, […]

Find something for everyone on your list at the Dallas Arboretum

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Leave the candy canes to those on your naughty list, and reward those who helped you with the dishes and rubbed your shoulders with experiences to be remembered and gifts to be cherished. For all the angels who made it onto your nice list, check out these special somethings from the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical […]

Nine steps for planting spring bulbs


This winter, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden team will be busy planting nearly 500,000 bulbs. These same bulbs will be enjoyed by all when they transform into beautiful tulips and daffodils during Dallas Blooms, February 28 through April 12, 2015. You don’t need to be a horticulturist to have a gorgeous garden once winter thaws. Just follow these tips now to have […]

12 Fun Facts about The 12 Days of Christmas Exhibit


The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum is a holiday extravaganza like nothing you’ve ever experienced, featuring 12 gazebos, each modeled after a day from the popular Christmas carol. We’ve assembled some fun tidbits designed to increase your holiday knowledge and help you better appreciate this Amegy Bank of Texas-sponsored event, a $2 million, one-of-a-kind […]

How to prepare your garden for harsh winter weather


The only thing predictable about the weather in North Texas is that it cannot be predicted. That means it’s important to prepare your garden for the best and worst of winter conditions. Here’s how you can have bright blooms at Christmas, prepare for daffodils at Easter and maintain a healthy landscape year-round. Planting If you […]

Part 2: Behind the scenes with The 12 Days of Christmas designer Tommy Bourgeois


Image: A Glimpse of 5 Golden Rings Gazebo The Dallas Arboretum will be transformed into a scene straight out of Victorian times when The 12 Days of Christmas exhibit opens November 16. We sat down with Tommy Bourgeois, Dallas Opera production designer and creative mastermind behind this year’s whimsical yuletide display, to learn about the inspiration […]