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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
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+1 214-515-6500
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral...

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 rated in 2015 by Fodor's Travel as one of America's Best Spring Flower Festivals.

Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April.

Summer in garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and breathtaking colors at every turn.

Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 65,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festival in 2014 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. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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The Arboretum was beautiful and a nice way to spend a day. I would recommend going in the morning or evening to avoid the scorching Texas sun.

Reviewed 25 April 2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Arboretum was beautiful and a nice way to spend a day. I would recommend going in the morning or evening to avoid the scorching Texas sun.

Thank Kelly O
Wichita Falls, Texas
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It is always a delight to go to the Arboretum. The planting seeds change through the year. Relaxing and like a slice of heaven.

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The arboretum is a beautiful place for many of activities. From simple walks and tours to family and friend gatherings for a Thursday night concert, the gardens are great. We visited for a concert and the event was very well done. It's BYOB and food, but a few food trucks are also available on-site. Arrive early for a good viewing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This is such a special place. There is much to see and do in the D-FW area, but a trip would not be complete with a visit to the Dallas Aboretum. Beautifual foilage, streams, flowers, trails, lawns, fountains, and views. Plan on spending several relaxing hours on your visit. A must-see attraction in D-FW.

Thank GaDoBro
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The grounds were pretty crowded, the parking lot issue was very confusing, there were tiny little signs showing people where to park. I paid for parking online, and it turned out that the regular parking lot was full, and the secondary parking garage wasn't charging for parking, so I "donated" the parking charge. However, the gardens were absolutely beautiful, and... More 

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I absolutely loved this place. It is just so incredibly beautiful and the staff there were very nice. We walked around for hours and I loved every minute of it. I would come here again in a heart beat. The flowers and plant life was just picturesque! If I am ever in Dallas again I will most definitely be coming... More 

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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

It was definitely worth visiting these beautiful gardens. I was expecting to see just trees but the arboretum had a marvellous display of other plants and flowers and at this time of the year it was stunning. We visited on a Thursday and it was quite quiet. The entry fee was reasonable at $15. There are a few restaurants and... More 

Thank Alison W
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

For an absolutely elegant lunch, try the Garden Tea at the De Golyer House in the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The dining room is small but the tables are covered with crisp white tablecloths and the silver and crystal gleam in the cabinets. You are served three "flights" of tea along with an assortment of sandwiches and desserts. Service... More 

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Garland, TX
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Other than attending a wedding here a few years ago, this was my first visit to actually tour the gardens. It was all breathtakingly beautiful. We also had a lovely lunch here at the outdoor cafe. The wraps, sandwiches, and salads were great. Parking is $8 if you pay online but $15 if you pay at entrance. We paid online... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Can't miss a good photo opportunity here at the Dallas Arboretum. Every view is ideally situated as the backdrop to your family photp session. Even the most basic photographers can create professional appearing pictures at this location. Try laying on your stomach in the grass and shooting up at your subjects sitting or standing above you with thousands of flowers... More 

Thank Renee W

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