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Tastings at the Arboretum

Our tasting programs give you an opportunity to taste delicious craft beer, wine and craft spirits while taking in the beauty of the garden. Many of the tastings are held prior to the Cool Thursdays Concerts and offer a great way to unwind before the concert.

Whichever tasting you choose, you are sure to enjoy connecting with nature with friends and learning about some of the wonderful wines, craft beers and spirits that are being made here in Dallas and around the world.

Register for any adult education class here

For more general information about adult classes, visit the Adult Programs main page. Please contact education@dallasarboretum.org with additional questions.

Registration for Fall Adult Education programs opens September 1. Call 2143.515.6539 for more info.

Chefs in Nature Click for More

Chefs in Nature

September 21

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$65 ($59 for Members)

Nikky Phinyawatana, owner of Asian Mint

Join award winning chefs from Dallas as they share their expertise on creating the perfect menu for your next fall food fiesta. Enjoy sampling delectable bites paired with refreshing beverages while getting inside tips. Watch the website for other upcoming events featuring top chefs from Dallas as well as a Farm to Table Dinner to be held in October.

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New! Wine and Movies: A Perfect Pairing with Gary & Hayley Cogill Click for More

Wine and Movies: A Perfect Pairing with Gary & Hayley Cogill

September 28, 6:30-8:30pm, $65 ($59 for Members)

Hosted by Gary Cogill & Hayley Hamilton Cogill

Wine and movies really are a perfect pairing and no one knows that better than Emmy award-winning journalist and producer, Gary Cogill and Sommelier and Founder of Dallas Uncorked, Hayley Hamilton Cogill. Gary and Hayley will lead you through an interactive discussion of Gary’s five favorite films of all time, pairing each film with a specific wine. Join us for this entertaining and educational evening celebrating wine and film.

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New! Autumn Harvest Dinner in the Garden Click for More

Autumn Harvest Dinner in the Garden

October 16, 6pm-9pm, $125 ($113 for Members)

In partnership with the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association

Celebrate autumn in the garden as you enjoy six courses prepared by six noted, award-winning Dallas chefs. Set amid the garden during one of the most spectacular times of year. You will enjoy seasonal, craft cocktails and delectable fall dishes prepared as you watch. Limited tickets available.

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Wine Tastings with Times Ten Cellars Click for More

Wine Tastings with Times Ten Cellars

November 16 or 30; 6:30-7:30pm; $50 ($45 for Members)

Times Ten Cellars

This tasting includes three red and three white wines and a crystal wine glass to take home. Full bottles of your favorite tastings will be available for purchase after the event. Lite bites will be provided. Fee includes admission to the Twelve Days at Night exhibit.

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Craft Beer Tastings Click for More

Craft Beer Tastings

October 13, Four Corners Brewery

October 20, Pegasus City Brewery

October 27, Oak Highlands Brewery

6:30-7:30pm, $45 ($40 for Members) each event

Kick off your Cool Thursday Concert in style with a tasting led by some of Dallas’ favorite craft breweries. This seated tasting includes four samples of handcrafted beer, a brewery tasting glass to keep and a full beer of the brewer’s choice to enjoy at the end of the tasting. Lite bites will be provided. Fee includes admission to the Cool Thursday concert.

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Tasting Policy Click for More

Must be 21 years of age or older with valid identification to attend and participate any Adult Programs tasting events (beer, wine or spirit). If there is a question about age, you may be asked for your ID at the event check-in. If a participant is underage, they will not be able to attend the tasting and no refund will be given.By purchasing admission to any of these events, you assume all risk of violating the state law if you operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and further waive and forever release and indemnify the Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden and all participating breweries and vendors and their respective members, shareholders, officers and directors, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liability arising from the use of alcoholic beverages or acts of nature. As a ticket holder to an Adult Programs tasting event (beer, Wine or Spirit) at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden you assume all risks and dangers of personal injury and all other hazards arising from or related to Adult Programs tasting event (beer, Wine or Spirit) at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Garden whether occurring prior to, during or after said event. Drink responsibly and use a designated driver.