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“Flowers galore!”

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Ranked #1 of 241 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 May 2014

As usual this is an extraordinary collection of beautiful flowers in a unique setting. It is well worth the time. Bring your cameras

Thank J B
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

we just spent the day at the Dallas Arboretum; got in on the senior discount day which helped take the bite out of the $10 parking fee. The gardens are really beautiful and nothing seemed to be having difficult with the heat today. We especially loved the topiary peacocks; their tails were a colorful garden.

Thank Jerry F
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a wonderful place. Great photo opportunities. Was here one before and along with the new Bush Library and the old TX book depository bldg, this is one of the 3 places we wanted to see in Dallas.

Thank jon z
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Today we arrived at the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden shortly after it opened. Much to our disappointment most of the better attractions were "reserved" and off limits to lowly members and their grandchildren. Check ahead to see if it is worth the effort before you go.

Also, note that the food at the café near the Children's Garden is very basic. Much better food for adults can be had inside the Arboretum, especially at the DeGolyer Café. And even when the patio is block to set up for a wedding or private event, the tea room is open.

1  Thank Dorkin
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Arboretum is gorgeous all year long. New flowers are planted each season. Themes are changed. For example, for Fall there are hundreds of thousands of pumpkins of different varieties lining the walk ways. Storybook theme houses are made of pumpkins. This is a very family friendly site. You are allowed to bring in food and have a picnic in certain areas or buy from their more upscale dining room or from the sandwich and smoothie stand. In the summertime and when there is a school break, it is full of children, not only in the special Childrens Garden but throughout the site. Make sure to tour the DeGolyer home, think those free tours are scheduled every 30 minutes. If mobikity impaired, they will lend you a wheelchair or use the tram that doesn't cover all the garden but lets you get a small idea and caan drop you off at DeGolyer. You may see brides, young girls for their Quincinera (15th coming out), or debutantes all dressed uo getting their photos taken here. You can stay a long time or just an hour, but make sure this is on your list of things to do. Parking is about $10 and admission is $15 adults, $10 for kids, plus an addition $3 if you want to see the special, new Children's Garden (it has activities and things to do, so not just a walking garden). You can use your own stroller or bring in a wagon for kids that don't use a stoller but may get tired later.

1  Thank Fran M
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