The mums are in bloom at Autumn at the Arboretum
Chrysanthemums, or mums, are staples of a fall garden, presenting a kaleidoscope of autumnal color. And, over the next three weeks, as part of Autumn at the Arboretum, the Arboretum’s mums will be in full glorious bloom.
Autumn at the Arboretum, a must-see for North Texas locals and out-of-town visitors alike, boasts a spectacular, mum-filled backdrop of fall color, including one of the best pumpkin patches in Texas.
Create lovely and lasting memories with your entire family among 3,000 mums from a myriad of mum varieties. Some favorites include Flamingo Pink, Pink Frenzy, Spicy Cheryl Orange, Bertha White and Kathleen Dark Red.
Chrysanthemums got their name from the famous Swedish botanist Karl Linnaeus, who paired the Greek word “chrysos,” meaning gold, and “anthemon” for flower. These remarkable plants even have their own society; the National Chrysanthemum Society is an active group of mum enthusiasts with many local chapters. In the fall, these groups hold competitions to showcase the mum’s amazing variety of bloom colors, sizes and shapes.
As most Texans know, large-blooming mums are particularly popular around homecoming time. There’s one popular type that’s known as the “football mum.” It’s often worn as a corsage to homecoming football games, both by high school students and alums.
For the next three weeks, celebrate the splendor of fall surrounded by 3,000 magnificent mums as well as 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Grab your loved ones and head to the garden to make even more memories at Autumn at the Arboretum, one of the best fall festivals in America, which comes to a close on November 25.
Make your fall one to remember, and buy tickets to Autumn at the Arboretum now!