Summer at the Arboretum Features 30 PokemonGo Pokestops

Summer at the Dallas Arboretum

Escape Your Summer Reality at the Dallas Arboretum with Group Discount along with other Fabulous Deals

As the summer’s gaming wave arrives with the summer heat wave, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is offering groups of 10 or more discounts to only $7 per person from Sunday, July 17 to Thursday, July 21.

Along with the Arboretum’s 30 Pokestops and three gyms in the wildly popular Pokémon Go free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game, these discounts offer a great outlet for groups of all kinds and ages to get out and play for less, even as the garden stays open till dark from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Group Entry for Only $7 a Person through Next Weekend and All First Responders Offered Complimentary Admission in July. Groups more than 10 can also attend the Friday night Garden Gigs concert series at a discounted price of $8 per person.

Garden Gigs in the Arboretum

We’ve hit the summer doldrums, when those of us still in town are all a bit stir crazy but not really up to facing the daytime heat,” said Dave Forehand, vice president of gardens for the Dallas Arboretum.

“Finding ways to integrate what the garden has to offer with what local consumers are doing helps us meet that need of just having somewhere other than your house to ‘go play’. Between Pokemon Go and our Friday night Garden Gigs concerts, we have a perfect way for families, friends, groups and neighbors to just get out.

Garden Gigs, in its second season, runs Fridays through the end of the month, and features a curated selection of local artists and musicians performing intimate sets throughout the 66-acre grounds.

Open to the general public, Garden Gigs run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., offering both fabulous views of Dallas at sunset, and late access to the garden on the shores of White Rock Lake. Guests can bring their own picnics and beverages, or take advantage of delicious offerings from some of DFW’s most popular food trucks.

It’s the perfect excursion to kick-off your local summer weekend, or show your out-of-town guests those big and bright stars at night.Gates open at 6 p.m. and parking is included in the tickets, available for $10 per person.

Special Discounts for First Responders and Teachers

For the month of July, the Dallas Arboretum is also offering first responders with a valid ID free admission to the main garden, where even during the day, the garden offers cooling delights like children’s favorite Toad Corners, and the cooling mists of Palmer Fern Dell, where temperatures maintain at 20 degrees cooler.

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden’s 8,000 sq. ft. of misters is always a good choice to cool off this summer. Teachers and educators with a valid picture ID are also offered complimentary daytime admission to both the Main and Children’s Gardens, along with a 10% discount on first-year membership.

Other discounts available through the rest of July include:

  • Groupon – discount of 47% off general garden admission
  • Park for free – after 3 p.m.
  • Free lemonade and cookies – in the air-conditioned Hoffman Family Gift Store
  • $8 Parking – for daytime parking purchased online
For discounts, call group sales at 214-515-6520 or email .

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

Dallas Arboretum logoThe Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit