A winter bloom preview

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Part 1: Behind the Scenes with The 12 Days of Christmas Designer Tommy Bourgeois

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  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 behind this spectacular holiday event. Is […]

Get a taste for pumpkin thanks to Chandler Lindsley

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Image: Top left: Barbara Kutz, Barbara Brooks (cookbook co-chair) and Chandler Lindsley (cookbook co-chair) Chandler Lindsley knows just how to make fall festive: Add a few pumpkins, a dash of autumnal beauty and a tablespoon of giving. At least, that’s the recipe for her latest cookbook. Lindsley knows her way around the pumpkin patch, having […]

Autumn at the Arboretum Named Dallas’ Best Pumpkin Patch

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The Arboretum is gorgeous every season of the year, but there’s just something special about fall. That’s when the grounds are home to 65,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash; 150,000 blooming fall flowers; and a neighborhood of fantastical storybook houses. During our annual Autumn at the Arboretum celebration, you can experience our many seasonal wonders, including the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, […]

How the Children’s Garden Came to Be

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There’s no place quite like the Rory Meyers Children‘s Adventure Garden. In just one year, it has become one of the Arboretum’s crowd favorites. As we celebrate all that the garden is today, we want to share our inspiration for the garden and how it came to fruition. We had been thinking about adding a children‘s garden to the Arboretum long before the plans […]

Labor Day Weekend at The Dallas Arboretum

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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. […]

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 […]