August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

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The Dallas Arboretum brings back the popular promotion, August Dollar Days, during the dog days of summer.

For the entire month of August, the garden offers $2 general garden admission, $2 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, and $5 parking.

Named one of “The Country’s Most Gorgeous Botanical Gardens” by House Beautiful, the Dallas Arboretum has beautiful floral beds blooming with impatiens, lobelias, begonias, salvia, marigolds, zinnias, caladiums, lantana, cannas, vinca, and more.  

You can also see what’s growing in A Tasteful Place, the Arboretum’s 3.5-acre potager garden, pavilion, and kitchen inspired by the movement toward growing and eating fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food. Guests are welcome to free samples of the “hero” vegetable daily.

Dollar Days food specials include $1 sodas, juice, frozen pops, $2 root beer floats and hotdogs, and $4 brownie sundaes. Make reservations for the 3-course seated tea at the lovely DeGolyer Restaurant by email: or call 214.515. 6615. 

Dallas College offers a free 11 a.m. cooking demonstration on Mondays, and more activities occur throughout the month.

Advance timed tickets are required for entry to the Arboretum by calling 214-515-6615 or online at

Summer Events at the Arboretum

Garden Vegetables

Pepper Palooza – August 13–23: Celebrate all things pepper at the A Tasteful Place Garden. Learn everything from how to grow pepper plants to how to harvest them and make your own hot sauce. Also, don’t forget to shop at the Pepper Palooza marketplace on Saturday 14th from 10 am-3 pm.

Walking Paths: The Arboretum created a one-mile path and other leisurely walking paths around the garden to make it easy to tour.

Relax in the Shade: Escape for the glare of the sun in the shade of the Pecan Grove and Palmer Fern Dell, splash in Toad Corners, the Jonsson Color Garden, on the Camp House Lawn and the lawn of the Lay Family Garden.

See this calendar for all of the upcoming Chef-tastic Cooking events.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.