Member Exclusive Events

Members absolutely receive the best value at the Dallas Arboretum.

In addition to free general garden admission and a variety of discounts, members are also invited to a number of exclusive events each year including Easter Egg Hunts, Goblins in the Garden, a trick-or-treating event, Garden of Music, a stroll through the gardens filled with the melodies of jazz, harp and guitar, and Sweets and Treats, a wintertime event that includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday stories, crafts and treats.

Find out more about membership levels and benefits.

Saturday Morning Yoga Click for More

Saturday Morning Yoga


Secret Garden (found in the Lay Family Garden)

Sponsored by Children's Health

There is no better way to experience the garden as a Member than early morning yoga.

Members can enjoy the crisp morning air and the beautiful backdrop of the scenic White Rock Lake.

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Early Morning Walks

Through October 31

Enter at the Main Gate

Take advantage of our early morning walks at 7 a.m. just for members (with a valid membership card only). Through October 31, members can enjoy the Arboretum during the coolest hours of the day. No photography is allowed during this time period.

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Goblins in the Garden

Monday, October 24 and Wednesday October 26

5:30-8:30pm • Reservations required

Dress up your children in their best Halloween costume and come for a night of trick-or-treating around the garden. Families will also enjoy the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring more than 90,000 colorful pumpkins, gourds and squash. The event is appropriate for children ages 2-9.

This event is only open to Members – tickets must be purchased online.

Reservations will open on September 21 for Sustaining, Patron, and higher levels of membership:

Reserve Your Spot

Reservations will open on September 23 for Individual, Family & Family Adventure members

Reserve Your Spot

Members can call customer service beginning on the appropriate day reserve a spot. Call 214-515-6615

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New Member Appreciation Breakfast and Guided Walking Garden Tour

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 8-9:15 a.m.

As a new member, you are cordially invited to attend a wonderful event at the Dallas Arboretum and you're our Guest of Honor!

Schedule of Events:

8-8:30 a.m. New Member Breakfast

8:30-9:15 a.m. Speakers and Presentations

9:15 a.m. Guided Walking Tours (optional)


Reservations are required and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. We anticipate this event will fill up quickly, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. Registration ends on October 21, or when maximum capacity is reached.

Location: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden 8525 Garland Road, Dallas Texas, 75218

If you would prefer to make your reservation by phone or email, please contact us at 214.515.6615 or

Please have the following information on hand when registering:

  1. Name of Member
  2. Membership Card #
  3. How many Adults and Children will you bring?
  4. Individual Members may come with one guest (two total)
  5. Family Members may come with three guests (four total)
  6. Valid Email Address & Phone Number

Annual Arboretum Membership Meeting Click for More

Monday, November 14 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.Camp House

8617 Garland Road (Garland Road and Lakeland intersection)

Save the date! Join Board Chairman Mark Wolf and President/CEO Mary Brinegar for an overview of current and upcoming Arboretum projects and activities and to vote on the 2017 Board of Directors. Refreshments will be provided. If you have questions or desire to make reservations now for November 14, please call Linda Herrington at 214-515-6640.

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Sweets and Treats with Santa

Saturday, December 3 • 10:30am & 1pm

Saturday December 10 • 1pm

Reservations Required

Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town, and they will be making a stop at the Dallas Arboretum for stories, crafts and sweet goodies. Reservations are required and will be available online starting in November. Don’t forget to bring a camera for pictures with Santa!

This event is only open to Members – tickets are required and must be reserved online.

Reservations will open on November 3 for Individual, Family & Family Adventure members

Members can call customer service beginning on the appropriate day reserve a spot. Call 214-515-6615

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2017 Australia Trip

September 9-21, 2017

Join Dallas Arboretum Vice President of Gardens Dave Forehand and his wife Lynlee for an epic and captivating, 12-day trip to Australia to experience the culture and hospitality of this unique continent and visit some of the world’s most renowned botanical gardens.

Highlights Include:

  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens
  • Botanists Way Discovery Center
  • Tropical gardens of Silky Oaks Lodge

  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Fitzroy Gardens
  • Forest Glade Gardens
  • Copper Creek
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • South Australian Museum
  • Aboriginal Cultures Gallery
  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens
  • Cleland Wildlife Park
  • The Lane Vineyard

Tour Includes:

  • Dave Forehand, VP DABs, as your host throughout the trip
  • Exclusive special Guest Host in Sydney and Blue Mountain tours
  • All flights and transportation within Australia
  • 4* - 5* accommodations for 12 nights
  • 28 meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Coffee, tea, water, juice, and soft drinks with all included meals – wine and beer with included dinners
  • Hotel porterage and WiFi
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Australian welcome gift and pre-stamped postcards

Download the full itinerary including pricing info here.

BOOKING: Contact David Morris International at 1-800-279-6200