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 [...]

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 [...]

Discovery is at play at the Children’s Adventure Garden

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Think back to when you were a child. What were some of your most carefree memories? Playing in the yard with the summer sun beating down and the world alive with possibility? Picking flowers in your mother’s garden and trying to catch butterflies? Dozing under an oak tree’s branches as a warm breeze blew and [...]