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 […]

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. […]

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 […]