The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

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Don’t let the weather outside or the date on the calendar confuse you. Christmas is right around the corner and it’s never too early to start planning your holiday outings with friends and family. Here at the Arboretum, we’re already gearing up for our holiday festival, The 12 Days of Christmas, with an incredible lineup of holiday activities, hosted right here in the gardens. [...]

Tips for planting fall produce

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It’s never too early to start thinking about planting your late summer/fall crops. This is one of our favorite planting times, and we are already preparing for our fall-harvested garden at the Arboretum. If you’re working on your own garden, we recommend starting with tomatoes, though they do require some work. If you want something less fussy, we suggest peppers, squash, okra and eggplant. These can [...]

Bird watching at the Dallas Arboretum

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Red-Bellied Woodpecker The Arboretum is one of the premier spots in Dallas to experience nature. Our beloved Arboretum isn’t just home to breathtaking gardens full of lush plants and vibrant flowers, it’s home to a variety of bird species, making it an ideal spot for bird watching. The next time you visit, don’t forget to [...]

What’s in bloom in the Trial Garden right now?

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Everyone has heard the phrase “practice makes perfect,” but this saying isn’t often associated with developing a green thumb. At the Arboretum, however, we subscribe to this sentiment wholeheartedly in our Trial Garden. Started 12 years ago, the Trial Garden is our onsite means of “trial and error.” The garden provides us the information we [...]

Now blooming: plants you can expect to see this summer

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One of our favorite features of the Arboretum is its aesthetic diversity. Visiting the gardens is a different experience each time you come, and no matter what the season, there’s always something new to see. Now that summertime is fully underway, some beautiful plants are popping up. Here’s what you can expect to find during [...]

Planning the perfect garden picnic

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Ah, summer. The glorious months when the kids are out of school, and it’s perfectly acceptable to spend more time outside than in. Might we suggest you add the Arboretum to your list of outdoor adventures, and join us for a delightful meal, al fresco? Here are some tips for how to spend the perfect picnic afternoon with [...]

Fourth of July at the Dallas Arboretum

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The recipe for a winning Independence Day is simple: some good food, a little bit of patriotic music and lots of fun. Lucky for you, we’re throwing a Fourth of July blowout for our Dallas family, and you’re invited to the Arboretum to pay tribute to the red, white and blue. The party kicks off [...]

You’re Invited: Gardenlicious Kids Cook-Off

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Image: Celebrity judges from left to right: Scott Gottlich, Lynne Fearing, Kent Rathbun Have a budding sous chef in your house? Bring your little kitchen helper to the Arboretum for an event that will spark both their creativity and their appetite. The Gardenlicious Kids Cook-Off, honoring Children’s Garden Capital Campaign Chair Cecile Bonte, challenges local kiddos [...]

The Dallas Arboretum Receives Award For Outstanding Video

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  Not only does the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden add unprecedented beauty to the Dallas Arboretum and draw visitors from all over the map with its educational initiatives, but it is now also being recognized by the communications industry. The Dallas Arboretum has been honored with the Garden Writers Association (GWA) Silver Award of [...]

Into the Garden Fundraiser

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We’re throwing a backyard party that promises so much fun and adventure, it may even make your neighbors jealous. On Monday, June 16, we’re inviting kids, grandparents, parents and nannies all over the city to our exclusive “Into the Garden” party and fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for a morning packed with activities. [...]