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.

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Dallas Arboretum Celebrates Earth Day

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden features Earth Day activities 

In honor of Earth Day, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will have several family-friendly activities where you can spend the day outdoors connecting with nature.

There are hands-on, outdoor activities located in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This festival features engaging learning experiences and special guest workshops, centered around celebrating the planet and learning how to take care of it for generations to come.

Explore the main garden’s Artscape fine art and fine craft show and sale. There will be more than 85 outstanding artists from around the country showcasing and selling their art. In addition to artwork, many of which takes its inspiration from nature, the popular outdoor event features live music, free children’s ‘make and take’ art, concessions, food, and wine/beer samplings.

Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. Masks are also required for the duration of the visit.

Dallas Arboretum Earth Day Activities

Window to the Wild Bird Show
Thursday, April 2210:30 a.m.
Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

The popular bird flight show returns to celebrate Earth Day. After the flight program, enjoy a close encounter and Q&A with a few of their birds and trainers.

What’s Happening in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Recycled City– Use all recycled materials to create a model of a future sustainable city throughout the day in collaboration with other members of the community.

Vermicomposting– Learn the secret to awesome composting: worms! Discover how you can build your own vermicomposting bin at home.

Wetlands in Action– Look up close at the life found in wetlands using real tools like microscopes and see how tiny invertebrates can tell us the health of these unique environments.

Would You Drink That?- See how soil and plants can help filter water for our environment in an experiment you can try at home.

Pollination Station– Create finger puppets to explore Moody Oasis, a rooftop pollinator garden, and try to find the perfect flower adapted for your pollinator.

Go With The Flow– Play a fun game exploring the water cycle as a drop of water and make a bracelet to take home from your adventure.

Now You Sea Me…– Explore sea levels around the world and learn about the pH of the ocean and how these two things affect animals and people across the globe.

Earth Is In My Hands– Share how YOU pledge to help the Earth with a simple and fun craft in the Exploration Center.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Dallas 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 2-12, 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. Parking is $10. For more information, call 214-515-6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.

Dallas Blooms: America the Beautiful

Southwest festival features 500,000 flowers at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Blooms

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Dallas Blooms is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. It has been named one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South” by Southern Living

Dallas Blooms
February 20 to April 11, 2021
Dallas Arboretum

America the Beautiful

With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs and more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.

Each week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of the six regions in the United States with food, music, flowers, and special events.  Known for its artistic horticulture floral displays, the Dallas Arboretum has created three areas that are perfect for family photos and selfies: 

  • A large American flag in a raised bed 
  • America the Beautiful large arched topiary letters in front of a beautiful floral display 
  • A succulent photo wall with daffodil and hyacinth inlays at each entrance 
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Holiday at the Dallas Arboretum is a Winter Wonderland

Dallas Arboretum Debuts 23-Foot-Tall German Christmas Pyramid and New Shops in Expanded Christmas Village.

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