Friendship Tea Service at The Dallas Arboretum

Spend a relaxing afternoon sipping tea and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Dallas Arboretum, at one of the Arboretum’s Friendship Teas. Perfect for a  Mother-Daughter Day, the Friendship Teas are served in the DeGolyer Garden Café and Tea Room.

The Dallas Arboretum, the nationally acclaimed display garden on the shores of White Rock Lake in East Dallas, announces its Friendship Tea menu. The Friendship Teas will take place Thursday to Sunday, January 5 to February 26, with two seatings at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

The tea service begins with a demitasse of seasonal soup. Followed by an assortment of delicious tea sandwiches and then a finale of fabulous petit deserts. Scones with clotted cream and jam accompany the meal and each guest has a choice of tea selections.

The cost of Friendship Tea  is $38 per person and $48 for Champagne Tea for adults and children ages thirteen and older. Private teas can be arranged in another facility in the garden if a larger group would like to share this experience together. Pricing includes admission to the garden, parking and gratuity.

Advance reservations are required. A 72 hour cancellation policy for payment refund applies. Call 214-766-5433 or 214-515-6511 for reservations.

Friendship Tea Menu

First Course

Tomato Broth

Second Course

Tea Sandwiches

Poppyseed Bread with Cream Cheese

Turkey with Orange Butter on Rosemary Bread

Egg Salad on Pumpernickel Bread

Creamed Cucumber on White Bread

Chicken Salad on Croissant

Third Course

Date Bars

Tea Cakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Lemon Curd Tart

Orange Currant Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream

Tea Selections

Oolong (Pumpkin Spice)

Rooibos Herbal Chai (Decaffeinated)

Pomegranate Sencha (Green)


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the Southeastern shore of White Rock at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX, 75218. The Arboretum is open daily from 9am until 5pm. General Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $8 for children 3-12, and free for two and under. On-site parking is $7. The Arboretum is wheelchair accessible and tram service is available for the mobility impaired sponsored by Stryker Orthopaedics. Group discounts are available with advance registration.