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As our fall festival continues, a spectacular show of color unfolds with 4,500 of fall's favorite flower-Chrysanthemums, along with 150,000 more stunning, fall blooming plants, our internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village and the most outstanding Children’s Adventure Garden in the world. Don’t miss this amazing festival and be sure to bring your camera. It is breathtaking color at every turn. This year’s event will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin."
Sponsored by Baylor Scott and White Medical Center at White Rock
Daily through November 23, 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.
For the 11th year, Autumn at the Arboretum will include the popular one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of thousands of pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks. They are used together to create the imaginative pumpkin houses that represent naturally occurring patterns in nature to mirror the “Art of the Pumpkin” theme along with Cinderella’s “Pumpkin” Carriage, courtesy of Baylor Scott & White at White Rock. Set amidst the 150,000 fall blooms such as chrysanthemums, ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush.
The popular Haybale Maze and the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch offers mini pumpkins for purchase. Don't forget to pick up the Great Pumpkin Search Scavenger Hunt at the Information Booth. The autumn is the perfect time of year for a picnic in the gardens or a leisurely walk among the breathtaking fall floral displays.
In the Words of the Great Contributors
November 1-14 from 10 & 10:30 a.m. and 1 & 1:30 p.m.
During this election season, spending a day in the garden is a day well spent. da Don’t miss the last month of the Great Contributors on display at the Arboretum. (Scroll to the bottom of this page for the full list of which Great Contributors will come to life on which days.) Join us for the following special readings by local news personalities.
Alisha Laventure of WFAA, reading Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address"
Roger Emrich of KRLD, reading George Washington's "Farewell Address in 1796"
November is the last month to purchase the work of Gary Lee Price in the Hoffman Family Gift Store before they return to Utah.
Lecture, Q&A, and Book Signing with Adrian Tinniswood, Author of The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939
Saturday, November 19, from 10-1030am(lecture), Rosine Hall
Join a free lecture from 10am-10:30am in Rosine Hall, followed by a change to meet and get your book signed by British historian Adrian Tinniswood, author of the best-selling The Long Weekend. Books will be available for purchase.
Texas Gourd Association DEMOS
Thursday November 10 & 17, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Full Grounds)
Enjoy demos done by the Texas Gourd Association and learn more about what happens to our gourds after Autumn
November 8, all Day - Children's Adventure Garden Entry Plaza
Take your pic with the president using fun props to celebrate voting day.
Autumn Floral Arranging Demo
November 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (DeGolyer Pergola)
Learn from three amazing demonstrations by Cynthia Koogler, owner of Flower Child Plants. She will be performaing the following demos and answering questions:
Autumn Trade Days
November 9-22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Vendors will set up pop-up displays throughout the garden to sell their goods and provide live demonstrations.
Kimberly-Clark Mommy & Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays
Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark
Mondays & Tuesdays through 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, face painting and Kindermusik.
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of music as you stroll through the garden.
11/12 & 11/13 – John Lefler Duo
11/19 & 11/20 – Zach Coffey
Patriotic Music for Picnics
Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bring a picnic and enjoy 100 traditional patriotic music favorites, featuring classics such as The Stars and Stripes Forever on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.
DeGolyer House Tours
Mondays through Saturdays 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Degolyer House)
Visit us in the DeGolyer House for a tour of this beautiful, historically preserved home.
Great Contributors Tour
Tuesdays, through November 15, 10:00 a.m.
Beginning at the Ginsburg Plaza, take a tour through the gardens, visiting the statues of each Great Contributor. Get behind-the-scenes scoop about the contributors and their lives, and don’t forget take a selfie while sitting on a bench with your favorite.
Ask a Master Gardener
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.
Look for the blue vests available in various gardens indicating Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Dallas County Master Gardeners.
They can questions you might have about ours or your own garden.
Sculpture Garden Tours
Thursdays through November 17, 10:00 a.m.
Beginning at the Ginsburg Plaza, enjoy a docent-led tour through the gardens stopping at several of our beautiful sculptures, and learn the history of how it became part of the Dallas Arboretum.
In the Garden with Dave
Fridays, 1:00 p.m.
Join the Vice President of Gardens every Friday in various gardens for a special discussion of some of the most beloved areas of the garden.
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. through November 27
Join us for special story time with Gary Lee Price’s newest bronze statue, Delbert the Dragon. Published authors and special guests will be joining him for readings in the Pecan Grove.
Elaine Curtis, author of Zosie the Zebra
Polly Holyoke, author of The Neptune Project
Judy Lowe, author of An Almost Very Scary Day and The Little White Light
Select days, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for a number of unique events in the Hoffman Family Gift Store this season, including book signings, trunk shows, and more.
Meet and get your book signed by British historian Adrian Tinniswood, author of the best-selling The Long Weekend.
Meet and get your book signed by Rose-Mary Rumbley, author of Dear Santa, Thanks for the Piano.
Join us for a trunk show by Lynda Jameson Jenglein of Silver Linens Jewelry.
Oktoberfest Beer Garten
Daily 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Cafe on the Green)
Celebrate autumn with mittagessen (that’s lunch, in German) at Café on the Green, serving a traditional German menu until Thanksgiving.
Mondays – Fridays through November 23, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Restaurant DeGolyer Tea service begins with a demitasse of seasonal soup, followed by a second course of assorted tea sandwiches and a third course of sweet treats. Price includes general garden admission, and reservations are required. Seated Tea is available to guests 13 and older at a cost of $49 per person and $59 per person for the delectable champagne tea. Private tea service and teas for more than eight people are also available upon request. Contact 214-515-6511 or email@example.com.
See other dining options on the seasonal dining page.
Plant Lab: Liquid of Life
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m. (Exploration Center Plant Lab)
Join us as we study an amazing liquid that we normally don’t take time to think about, water. We are going to explore some of the properties of water that make life on Earth possible. Come do some hands on experiments that demonstrate how wonderful water really is.
See the full list of Children's Adventure Garden events here.
$1 off General Garden Admission
Presented by Tom Thumb
Through November 23
$1 off general garden admission tickets available at local Tom Thumb Stores.
Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) Wednesdays
Buy one, get one free admission for general admission only. Limit one per customer.
Discount also valid Nature Nights. Available at Ticket Booth only.
C.C. Young Senior Thursdays
Through November 17
$11 General admission and 20% discount in Hoffman Family Gift Store.
Military Mondays Discount
November 7 - December 19
Free daytime general admission for all active and retired military personnel. Present valid military ID.
Veterans Day Discount
Free general admission for veterans, active duty and first responders. Offer available on site at the ticket booth with valid ID.
For those wanting to have a representative come to their club or organization to share about Autumn at the Arboretum or another topic, contact the Dallas Arboretum speakers bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autumn at the Arboretum made possible by Alliance Data and Texas Instruments.
Additional sponsors include:
BB&T Wealth Management
C. C. Young
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
Mutual of Omaha Bank
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at White Rock
Jaguar Land Rover Dallas