The Dallas Arboretum provided my family with a complimentary visit. All opinions below are my own.
Visit the Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum is a year-round attraction that’s fun for all ages! It’s great for extended-family get-togethers because everyone enjoys it – Babies to Grandparents!
But be sure to put on your walking shoes! The Arboretum is 66 acres, including the 8-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.
If you start out at Entry 1, you’ll find large expanses of lawn to spread out a blanket and soak in the sun.
Of course, there are LOTS of shady areas throughout the property, as well as many water features!
In the main garden, kids love rolling down the big hill overlooking White Rock Lake.
And the koi pond was a favorite with everyone!
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden
Be sure to visit the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It’s full of great activities and teachable moments – plus lots of water features and items to climb through, climb on, and have fun with!
Don’t forget to stop in the Exploration Center (located within the Children’s Garden). It’s a cool place to visit when it’s hot outside, and offers mini-workshops for kids throughout the day. Our group got to learn about “H2Osmosis” – As you can see, this was engaging for kids of all ages, including my teens!
** NOTE: Use Entry #3 if you’d like to park closest to the Children’s Garden **
Dallas Arboretum: $1 Admission for August Dollar Days
An Additional $2 for Admittance to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden
The dog days of summer means one thing at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: August Dollar Days, presented by Time Warner Cable. The garden will offer $1 general garden admission, select $1 and $2 food and drink options and $2 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all guests during August.
August is the last month of Summer at the Arboretum, which features the impressive topiary flower houses that feature Texas tales along with daily interactive activities in the Children’s Adventure Garden.
Topiary Flower Houses: Fairy Tales with a Texas Twist showcasing:
- Four 12 foot-tall topiary houses covered with flowers
- A Texas inspired fairy tale at each flower house
- A covered wagon
- Two life-size topiary horses
- Two large topiary longhorn cattle with real horns
On Saturday, August 15, it’s Time Warner Cable Day at the Dallas Arboretum. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Rosine Hall, paid garden guests are invited to participate in crafts, hands-on science experiments, photo opportunities at the Time Warner Cable Welcome Wall and much more. Family activities at the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden will continue to be offered, too. For a complete list, check here.
August Dollar Day tickets are available for purchase only at the gate. Parking is available for a discounted $8 if purchased online in advance. For more information on August Dollar Days and other daily activities, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.
Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays Fall Concert Series
The premier concert series “Cool Thursdays” at the Dallas Arboretum will return on September 3. Dallas’ favorite concert series overlooks the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.
- 09/03: China Grove – The Doobie Brothers Tribute Band
- 09/10: A Hard Night’s Day – A Tribute to the Beatles
- 09/17: Warehouse – Tribute to the Dave Matthews Band
- 09/24: The Limelight Band – Party Band
- 10/01: Make Me Smile – Tribute to Vintage Chicago
- 10/08: Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show
- 10/15: The Landsharks – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band
- 10/22: The Molly Ringwalds – 80’s Tribute Band
- 10/29: Emerald City – Variety Band
The concert series continues through October. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the fall concerts begin at 7 p.m. Single tickets start at $10 – $27 and are available for purchase online. On-site parking is complimentary for all concerts.
Purchase a fall concert subscription. Purchasing a subscription is the best value as it saves guests up to 55 percent.”
In addition to the coolest view of White Rock Lake, attendees can bring picnics and beverages or purchase food items from food trucks. The gardens are also open to stroll through before the concert to enjoy the breathtaking fall displays beginning September 19 including the nationally acclaimed pumpkin village, named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals,” according to Fodor’s Travel.
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 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 3-12 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.
On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8.
For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.org.
More FUN in DFW!
DFW has SO many wonderful things to do and see! Why not spend the night (or the weekend) and make some memories with your family?!?
Get “insider” details on these attractions:
- Dallas Arboretum
- Hilton Anatole Dallas – Summer at the Anatole
- Hilton Anatole Dallas – Christmas at the Anatole
- Klyde Warren Park
- Medieval Times
- Moviehouse & Eatery
- Perot Museum
- Reunion Tower GeoDeck
- SPIN! Pizza
- Six Flags (coming soon)
- Top Golf
- Trinity Forest Adventure Park (Zipline & Ropes Courses)