12 Fun Facts about The 12 Days of Christmas Exhibit

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The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum is a holiday extravaganza like nothing you’ve ever experienced, featuring 12 gazebos, each modeled after a day from the popular Christmas carol. We’ve assembled some fun tidbits designed to increase your holiday knowledge and help you better appreciate this Amegy Bank of Texas-sponsored event, a $2 million, one-of-a-kind […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Honor Our Military Heroes at the Arboretum this Memorial Day

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While many families leave town for Memorial Day weekend, we invite you to an in-town holiday at the Dallas Arboretum, honoring our servicemen and women. Our Memorial Day activities are a celebration of patriotism, but they also mark the beginning of summer happenings at the Arboretum. Here’s what’s going on in the gardens: Friday, May […]

Arboretum Summer Adventure Camps

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  It’s the first summer that the Dallas Arboretum’s Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is open for business and we’ve got a summer camp lineup that is fitting for such a debut. We know your kiddos are chomping at the bit for school to be out, and ready to have some fun, so the Arboretum has designed camps for children of all ages […]