Behind the Scenes: Summer Flower Houses

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Summer at the Arboretum is in full bloom, and with it comes the return of the flower houses. We spoke recently with some of the Arboretum staff members who created this year’s flower village, which is brimming with Texas pride. Q: What was the inspiration behind the Texas theme for the flower houses this year? […]

Come spend Easter in the garden!

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The Bunny is back, and he’s bringing fun, family-bonding opportunities with him. The Dallas Arboretum will be hosting activities throughout the garden in celebration of Easter, and Dallas Blooms will still be on full display. So grab your picnic basket and your best bonnet and join us—Easter weekend at the Arboretum is always an event to be remembered, […]

Say Hello to Dallas Blooms 2015!

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Spring is getting closer, folks, and that means thousands of blooms will soon awaken after a frosty slumber. The Dallas Arboretum celebrates this season every year with more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs on brilliant display at Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans, February 28 through April 12. The Arboretum also has lots of […]

Behind the Scenes With the Dallas Arboretum Horticulture Staff

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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 […]

5 reasons to visit the Dallas Arboretum for just $5

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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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Artscape at the Arboretum

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Artscape, a juried fine art show and sale, features the nature-inspired masterpieces of 75 national and local artists, with the Arboretum’s floral finest as the backdrop. Artscape artists employ a variety of mediums, including paint, sculpture, photography and 2-D and 3-D mixed-media, all available for sale. New this year is a members-only “sneak preview,” which takes […]

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 […]

Family bonding at the Arboretum

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With the recent emergence of spring, the time has come to leave behind the dreary winter weather and head outdoors. But make sure to bring your little ones with you. In addition to the beautiful gardens, there are activities for families to enjoy Mondays, Tuesdays and every day, really. Mommy and Me Mondays are a fantastic way […]