Autumn at the Arboretum

September 19 - November 25

Named one of “America's Best Pumpkin Festivals” – Fodor's Travel, 2015

Supported by Alliance Data and Texas Instruments

With the welcome change of seasons comes one of the Dallas Arboretum’s most anticipated autumn events: Autumn at the Arboretum. The highlight of the Dallas fall festival is the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, which is created with more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash by the talented horticulture team.

Autumn is the perfect time of year for a picnic in the gardens or a leisurely walk among 150,000 fall-blooming flowers, such as marigolds, daisies, begonias, rudbeckia, penstemon and chrysanthemums. The fall foliage, cooler weather and deep colors make Autumn at the Arboretum a must-see for North Texas locals and out-of-town visitors. Guests will find unlimited opportunities not only to create lasting memories, but also to capture them in photos filled with beautiful backdrops of spectacular autumn color.

Tailgating Fridays

Every Friday in November

1 – 3 p.m.

Pecan Grove

Fans of TCU, SMU, Baylor and other select colleges receive $5 off regular admission when they wear their school colors to the garden. Tailgating activities include horseshoes and corn hole, along with autumn favorites including pumpkin painting.

Friday, Nov. 27: TCU v. Baylor

Friday Fish Feedings

Fridays, Oct. 9 – Nov. 27

1 p.m.

Lay Family Garden

Help our Horticulture staff feed our aquatic friends every Friday.

Friday Pumpkin Painting

Fridays, Oct. 9 – Nov. 27

2 – 3 p.m.

Pecan Grove

Paint a pumpkin in Pecan Grove. First come, first served.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden

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