Admission & Tickets

General garden admission tickets purchased online can be used any day through the end of the year. All online purchases are final and non-refundable. Discounted admission tickets are only available on site at the Ticket Booth. Check our Featured Discounts page to see a list of our current promotions.


  • General garden admission: Free
  • Children's Garden admission: Free vouchers based on level of membership
  • On-site self parking: Free


  • Adult general garden admission (13-64): $15
  • Seniors general garden admission (65 & over): $12
  • Children general garden admission (3-12): $10
  • Children general garden admission (2 & under): Free
  • Children's Garden admission: $3 (additional general garden admission for non-members)
  • On-site self parking: $10
  • Discounted daytime parking: $5 (online only)

The 12 Days at Night Tickets

Cool Thursdays Concert Tickets

Additional Information

  • Check our Discounts page for a list of current deals.
  • For information on The 12 Days of Christmas, please click here.
  • General garden admission and Children's Garden tickets can be conveniently bundled during the checkout process.
  • The Children’s Garden utilizes timed tickets which allow us to control the flow of traffic in the garden and create a more enjoyable guest experience. Morning tickets allow access to the Children's Garden from 9 a.m-1 p.m. and afternoon timed tickets allow access from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Guests may arrive at any time during the assigned interval.
  • For more information call 214.515.6615 or email

Children's Garden

  • Please note that during the school year some Children's Garden galleries are occasionally reserved for school groups. When applicable, closings will be posted on our website.

Rainy Day Guarantee

If the rain won’t go away you can come back another day. The Arboretum’s rainy day pass will guarantee another free entry if rain interrupts your visit. Tickets are issued at the ticket booth on the day of the occurrence only. Offer valid for a full paid general garden admission. Rainy day tickets are good any day from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for up to three months from the original date of purchase. Rainy day passes are only good for the original type of ticket purchased.

This policy does not apply to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden or the Cool Thursdays Concert Series.


New Parking Procedure activated on Monday, August 25

Effective on August 25, the Dallas Arboretum activated our new parking control system. Members will still receive free parking as a membership benefit. Below are instructions for the new parking procedure:

  • Upon entering the grounds, pull up to the parking machine and push the green button to retrieve a ticket and raise the control arm.
  • At the Ticket Booth, present your parking ticket (along with your membership card or pre-purchased online parking if applicable) to have the ticket validated.
  • Upon exiting the property, insert the validated ticket into the parking machine to raise the control arm.
  • Parking is $10 per car, and discounted daytime parking is available online.
  • Gate attendants will still be present at each gate. You may also push the intercom button for assistance.

Members will still receive free parking as a membership benefit. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 214.515.6615 or

Parking Continued

  • A new parking garage located directly across Garland Road will be available in fall 2014.
  • Parking is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • On-site parking is $10 per car.
  • On-site parking is free for members (available on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • Discounted $5 daytime parking is available online only.
  • If the main lot is full, we are required by zoning ordinance to wait until 50 spaces open up to prevent long queue lines on Garland Road.
  • On weekdays, guests visiting the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure may park in the Children's Garden lot for $10 per car (free for members).
  • On weekends, the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden lot and the parking lot at the Lakeland Road entrance will be valet parking only. Valet is $18 for the general public and $14 for members.
  • Please do not park in the neighborhoods surrounding the Arboretum. The streets have tow-away zone signage and the Arboretum upholds this request from our neighbors.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm