Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum

This autumn the Dallas Arboretum will be transformed into a colorful  fall wonderland. The grounds will be filled with 150,000 blooming fall flowers and foliage plantings plus more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds.

You will discover displays featuring 45 varieties at unexpected locations – stacked near the entrance, lining the Paseo de Flores and marking the steps to the Women’s Garden.

Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village

Along with their “It’s a Fairy Tale World” theme, the Arboretum will feature Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village, which is brought  to life with four houses based on the classic fairytale. Constructed of 1,200 pumpkins and gourds, the houses depict Cinderella’s ballroom, the rooms of Cinderella and her ugly stepsisters, and the Fairy Godmother’s home. Children of all ages will enjoy exploring the village under a canopy of Pecan Trees.

Cinderella’s Carriage

Don’t miss your chance to have a great memento with a photo taken in Cinderella’s enchanted carriage! This beautiful life-sized carriage is white with gold detailing and measures more than six feet tall and six feet wide. Two full-size topiary horses “pull” the carriage. Purchase pumpkins to take home to carve and cook at the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch.

Other Fun Family Activities

Hay Bale Maze: Children’s maze in the Pecan Grove

The Great Pumpkin Search: Join in on the Great Pumpkin Search and have a scavenger hunt with the little ones to find all the different types of pumpkins and gourds.

Cinderella’s Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt: Search Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village and the seven whimsically designed Fairy Tale Castles for special hidden items. The scavenger hunt handout is available online and at the Information Booth.

Oktoberfest Garten

Gil’s Elegant Catering presents the Oktoberfest Garten,  featuring fabulous fall flavors with a Hans Mueller Menu designed just for Autumn at the Arboretum. The special menu includes smoked, Polish and traditional cooked brats accompanied by German mustard and Hans’ own special sauerkraut. Brat Plates will include a fabulous cold potato salad or Hans Hot German potato salad. A variety of Oktoberfest beverages can also be enjoyed.