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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
+1 214-515-6500
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A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was named "One of the Most Breathtaking Gardens in the World" by Architectural Digest. Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April. Summer in the garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and numerous water features with breathtaking floral displays. Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 90,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festivals by Fodor's Travel. The 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus the gardens mission, which teach life and Earth science with 17 indoor/outdoor galleries and 150 interactive activities - Where science and fun become one. Open seven days a week and Wednesday nights until 8pm from March-October. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
+1 214-515-6500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went there last August during their annual promotion of Dollar Days. It's worth it to go, even if it's hot. I would suggest arriving early, as you have an assigned time to go into the children's area. As I was visiting with nephews and...More

Thank HonestReviews2U
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favorite time to visit is in March where the flowers are extraordinary and weather is not too hot. You can spend an entire day here if you like just lounging and viewing the beautiful flowers, plants and attractions. Also has concerts on various days

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for the whole family . U will be amazed by what u will see and enjoy at this indoor facility . The natural tropical forest inside this complex along w all the live animals is truly amazing and interesting to all levels of...More

Thank Don L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The arboritium id's a beautiful, relaxing place. A relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of Dallas. Especially with a backdrop of Whiterock Lake. Constantly changing with new themes and exhibits.

Thank REV93
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Defenitely a Dallas treasure. The gardens are well maintained and absolutely beautiful! There is a restaraunt on site or just bring a picnic lunch and sit on a blanket and enjoy. There is a wide variety of plants and flowers to see.

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 days ago

I live in Dallas and for 20 years lived within walking distance of the Arboretum. Each season features a different venue. All seasons provide a glorious experience. The gardens are beautiful and special events can be scheduled here too. The Dallas Blooms feature thousands of...More

Thank trudynew2n
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is either the largest or the second largest botanical center in the US. No matter what time of the year you go, you will be in for a treat. The seasonal presentations are very nice, it's quiet and just a great place to take...More

Thank Beauchicken
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the tram ride first- to have an idea what you want to see- plus, the drivers are a wealth of information regarding the history of the gardens.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I really enjoyed the arboretum. There was an ongoing sculpture exhibit from Zimbabwe that added to the experience but the gardens themselves are very nice. We were able to see most of the main gardens in a little over two hours. I...More

Thank TravelSouthGA
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful place to visit. Gorgeous flowers and landscaping in all directions. I want to say how nice the shuttle drivers were. Very informative and happy to give you a ride and drop you in just the right place. We are so glad we...More

Thank Laurie and Dave S
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Is there anywhere near the Arboretum to park for free and walk to the entrance?
19 May 2017|
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Response from TLCGardener | Property representative |
The only recommended parking for the Arboretum is onsite or in the parking garage. We offer pre-paid online parking for $8. Many folks use Uber from their hotel or homes.
Do I have to print the tickets or will the email on my phone suffice?
26 April 2017|
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Response from sjr1974 | Reviewed this property |
the email should work, just make sure it has the bar code or whatever it is they need to scan
Shohreh T
any discounts for senior citizens???
24 April 2017|
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Response from wade b | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. Normal tickets for adults are $15, with seniors being $12. You can also purchase from their website. Spring is a wonderful time to visit