Autumn at the Arboretum
Named one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals" - Fodor's Travel, 2015
September 17 through November 23, 2016
Made possible by Alliance Data and Texas Instruments
Tour des Fleurs
The 11th Annual Tour des Fleurs, presented by W. B. Carrell Memorial Clinic, kicks off the opening of Autumn at the Arboretum on Saturday, September 17. This 10/20K race around the beautiful White Rock Lake starts at 7 a.m. and is followed by a post-race celebration touted by runners as “Dallas’ best after race party at the Dallas Arboretum.” Visit www.tourdesfleurs.com for information and registration.
Dallas Arboretum’s Nationally Acclaimed Pumpkin Village
Sponsored by Doctors Hospital at White Rock
Daily, September 19 – November 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Pumpkin Village features a record number of 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash including the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins available for purchase), Great Pumpkin Search, Hay Bale Maze and Cinderella’s Carriage in the Pecan Grove. The gardens are bursting with flowers like zinnias, impatiens, salvia and coleus respond to cooler nights with blazing bursts of color. The thousands of pumpkins bring out the color in banks of chrysanthemums that are layered with ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush. Autumn is the perfect time of year for a picnic in the gardens or a leisurely walk among 150,000 fall-blooming flowers.
Mondays – Fridays, September 16 – November 23 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Tea service begins with a demitasse of select soup, followed by a second course of assorted tea sandwiches and a third course of sweet treats. Price includes general garden admission.. Seated Tea is available to guests 13 and older. Cost is $47 per person and $57 per person for champagne tea. Private tea service and teas for over eight people are available upon request. Reservations required at 214-515-6511 or email@example.com.
Kimberly-Clark Mommy & Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays
Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark
Mondays & Tuesdays, September 19 – November 22, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Pecan Grove
For moms, grandparents, caregivers and their children, these special days include a petting zoo, nature crafts, face painting and Kindermusik.
Oct. 15-16, 22-23 & 29-30 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Pecan Grove
Stop by to enjoy the Art of the Pumpkin. Purchase a pumpkin at our Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch and join us at the painting table. We’ll have lots of colors so you can really explore the Art of the Pumpkin!
Cool Thursdays Concerts Series– September 1-October 27
Presented by Wells Fargo
See the Fall Concert Series artist line-up, including 5 new bands!
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of music as you stroll through the garden.
Everyday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Enjoy live classical music in the DeGolyer Restaurant.
Family Fun Weekend
Saturday & Sunday October 29 & 30 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Trick-or-treat throughout the gardens with costumed characters and other families.
$1 off General Garden Admission
Presented by Tom Thumb
September 17– November 23
Tom Thumb offers $1 off general garden admission tickets during Autumn at the Arboretum.
Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) Wednesdays
September 21 – November 23
Buy one, get one free admission. Valid for general garden admission only. Limit one per customer.
C.C. Young Senior Thursdays
September 22-November 17
Senior-friendly tours, $11 General admission and 20% discount in Hoffman Family Gift Store and more.