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Seasonal Events

Spend Summer at the Arboretum enjoying these activities around the garden:

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Great Contributors

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

Member Exclusive Events

Nature Nights

Wednesday Evenings

Through October 19

The garden extends its hours to 8 p.m. each Wednesday for families and friends to enjoy a night out during the week. Bring the kids out for a fun sculpture garden scavenger hunt to discover the artistry in nature.


Wednesday BOGO - Buy One Get One free general admission applies (Excluding during August Dollar Days).

Dessert truck Big D Kona Ice will be here each week (excluding rainy afternoons), serving up delicious shaved ice to supplement your Nature Nights picnic.


In the Garden with Dave

Fridays at 10 a.m.

Various gardens

Join the Vice President of Gardens every Friday for a special tour featuring the most beloved areas of the garden.

Garden Tea

Reserve a spot in the DeGolyer Tea Room as a refreshing stop during a special day in the garden with your family or friends.

Make Garden Tea reservations

Featured Discounts

August Dollar Days

August 1-31

Presented by Alfa Romeo FIAT of Dallas

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Trip Advisor’s Top Ranked Place to visit in Dallas. The drawn out sun-drenched days of summer bring in August Dollar Days, presented by Alfa Romeo FIAT of Dallas. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is offering $1 general garden admission, $5 for parking, and $1 admission into the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden for the month of August. The garden contains beautiful water features and colorful summer plantings of ageratums, impatiens, lobelias, petunias, cleome, and zinnias.

Dollar Days food includes:

Main Garden

$1 sodas, juice, and frozen pops, $2 root beer floats and hotdogs, and $4 brownie sundaes.

Children's Adventure Garden

$1 entry, and a new plant lab every week, with classes at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.

Labor Day Discount

September 2-5, guests will enjoy $5 admission, which includes admission to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden. Parking is full price, but the online discount is still available.

We'll also have $2 hot dogs and $2 root beer floats at the Dining Terrace.