Dallas Arboretum: $2 Admission for August Dollar Days
The dog days of summer are the perfect excuse for August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. Named “one of the world’s most beautiful gardens” by MSN, the Dallas Arboretum offers $2 general garden admission and $5 for parking for the entire month. The many floral beds are bursting with impatiens, lobelias, begonias, salvia, marigolds, zinnias, caladiums, lantana, cannas, vinca and pentas.
August 1-31, 2020, 9am – 5pm
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Cost: $2 General Admission; $5 Parking
Visitors 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.
Advance online timed tickets are now required for entry to the Arboretum by calling 214-515-6615 or visiting the website at www.dallasarboretum.org/. Face masks are highly encouraged in the garden, but they are required in restrooms and indoor facilities. For more information about garden procedures during this time, please see the Know Before You Go FAQ here.
Alan Walne, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, “People have been sheltering in place and need some place where they can be outside to enjoy nature in a socially distant fashion. The Dallas Arboretum is the perfect place to do so at an affordable price, so we welcome you to ‘let nature nurture you.'”
Now through September 7, a highlight of Summer at the Arboretum is Seward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” exhibit, a collection of 25 life-size cast bronze sculptures throughout the garden. Johnson’s sculptures of people performing familiar tasks reflecting ordinary life were created to celebrate the great value in everyday activities, and to encourage taking a moment to savor them. These activities include gardening, fishing, reading and enjoying a conversation. Creating the fine details of people’s poses, gestures and expressions are the defining elements of his work. The exhibition is supported in part by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.
The Dallas Arboretum has created a one-mile path and other leisurely walking paths around the garden to make it easier to tour while social distancing. Guests can also enjoy respite in the Pecan Grove, the Jonsson Color Garden, on the Camp House Lawn and the lawn of the Lay Family Garden. All gardens are open, except the The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden and the DeGolyer House are closed. Check the website and social media for the latest info before visiting.