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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Get Ready to Rock at Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays Concert Series

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   Gather your friends and family, stock your picnic basket and grab a blanket—it’s time for Cool Thursdays at the Dallas Arboretum! There is no better way to spend a Thursday night than sitting outdoors with a glass of your favorite beverage, surrounded by the beautiful gardens, enjoying some of the finest—and most fun—bands Dallas [...]

Say “yes” to engagement photos at the Arboretum

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With much anticipation, we have had the brightest blooms of the spring season here at the Dallas Arboretum, though while many couples  look forward to the blooms, they are also focused on something else: their weddings. But before the “I dos” are said and the rice is thrown, there are engagement photos to be taken. More and [...]