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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
+1 214-515-6500
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A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was named "One of the Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World" by Architectural Digest. Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April. Summer in the garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and numerous water features with breathtaking floral displays. Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 90,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festivals by Fodor's Travel. The 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus the gardens mission, which teach life and Earth science with 17 indoor/outdoor galleries and 150 interactive activities - Where science and fun become one. Open seven days a week and Wednesday nights until 8pm from March-October. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
+1 214-515-6500
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth the trip. Relaxing, great design. I enjoyed the water features and being able to get close up. Great people work here and are very knowledgeable.

Thank Toni B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to the arboretum several times. It is a great place to bring small children because they can run all around, and in the summer they can play in the frog fountain. Children also like to climb on the deer and fawn sculptures....More

Thank Kristin5612
Reviewed 2 days ago

Living close to the Dallas Arboretum is a joy. It offers something special all the time so be sure and check their web page or at the entrance to see what is currently happening. This summer the gardens became an open air art museum with...More

Thank seizethedayfortravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a must see. Children will adore their special new area that is filled with exploration and experiential play. Fun learning will just happen! For adults, the flowers are so beautiful, they are almost dream like! Special exhibits or...More

Thank Partake
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are on the fence, you should buy the extra admission to the Children's Garden!! The whole facility is beautiful, but there is a lot of hands-on activities in this area and that's where we spent nearly the whole day (more than 4 hours...More

Thank summervaca1081
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for the pumpkins and were not disappointed! My kids never ran out of fun things to do. So much fun and beautiful any time of year!

Thank jennfrendle
Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived late in day having trying to fit in the City Pass sites of which this is included in. We didn't realise it closed at 5pm and so only had 2hours to explore and waited for the heavy rain to pass. We managed to...More

2  Thank T D B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful garden in a lake. This is quite the understatement. This garden/arboretum changes designs at least every season of not every month. You could go back monthly and see different things every month. The lush gardens have many areas to see and quietly...More

Thank Maryann W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hidden gem donated by two wealthy families and turned into a garden oasis in Dallas. It is remarkable what can be grown here and it includes vegetables, flowers, indigenous plants, fern gardens, seasonal gardens, small ponds and beautiful fountains. There is a...More

Thank brannonmarlowe
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed the arboretum and botanical gardens even though we visited on a very hot day. We were taken aback at the $15 parking charge in addition to the $15 entrance fee per person. I saw on their website after our visit...More

3  Thank Phil H
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4 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
You will need separate concert tickets but buy early as the concerts do tend sell out. You can purchase them online. It is lawn seating ~ either on a blanket or in a chair. The chairs have to be low profile beach type... More
20 May 2017|
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Response from TLCGardener | Property representative |
The only recommended parking for the Arboretum is onsite or in the parking garage. We offer pre-paid online parking for $8. Many folks use Uber from their hotel or homes.
26 April 2017|
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Response from sjr1974 | Reviewed this property |
the email should work, just make sure it has the bar code or whatever it is they need to scan