8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Autumn at the Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum featuring It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown™

Autumn at the Arboretum is Dallas’ Favorite Fall Tradition

Presented By


Now through October 31

One of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals”

 – Fodor’s Travel

For the 14th year, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Rogers-O’Brien, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The festival opens on September 21 and runs through October 31. With the theme, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” The Dallas Arboretum’s favorite fall festival features a ‘Great Pumpkin’ topiary; Linus, Sally and Franklin topiaries looking through the pumpkin patch; Snoopy and Woodstock topiaries sitting atop his dog house; Lucy giving garden advice at her booth; and a Schroeder topiary standing near his giant topiary piano. Guests can snap selfies with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie topiaries behind the iconic brick wall, get lost with Pig Pen in the hay bale maze, and see the Peanuts Gang at their school house along with their multi-gourd decorated house for their autumn carnival. Named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, the festival features breathtaking colors of fall including 150,000 autumn flowers accented by pumpkins, gourds and squash.

Sept 3 – 20
Sept 21-Oct 31
Nov 1-8 Nov 9-27
Adult (13-64) $15 $17 $5 $12 FREE
Senior (65+) $12 $14 $5 $12 FREE
Child (2-12) $10 $12 $5 $10 FREE
Children’s Adventure Garden $3 Addl $3 Addl $3 Addl $3 Addl FREE
Self-Parking $15 $15 $15 $15 FREE

Daily & Seasonal Programming for the Main Garden

Harvest Tea
Monday – Friday through November 27, 11am & 2pm, DeGolyer House

Head over to the stunning historic DeGolyer House with the newly renovated tea room, and indulge in a three-course high tea experience. Seatings are available Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. by reservation only. Prices start at $49 per person, or add champagne service for $59 per person. For more information, call 214-515-6511 or email teas@dallasarboretum.org.

Historical Tours
Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 12-4pm
DeGolyer House

Visit the DeGolyer House for a tour of the beautiful, historic home.

BOGO Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, 9am-5pm *exception for Nov. 6

Buy one, get one admission every Wednesday.

CC Young Senior Thursdays
Every Thursday, 9am-5pm

Seniors 65 and older get in for $11 general garden admission on Thursdays and receive a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Discount available at ticket booth only.

Seasonal Tastings
Every Day, 10am-4pm
A Tasteful Place

Try three free different samples featuring a hero vegetable, fruit or herb from the garden. Visit www.dallasarboretum.org/recipes  for past, current and future recipes.

Flower Power: A Meditative Walk in the Garden

November 15 – Level 2 10:30am -12:30pm

Join Patricia Dedman Nail, owner of 6D Design and clinical psychotherapist, in the Jonsson Color Garden for a transformational healing process called “Flower Power.” In this session, she helps guests use meditation techniques instead of medication. These processes can be learned and repeated and teach mindfulness to help people slow down and literally smell the flowers.


The Memory Garden Project for Those Facing Memory Loss

Sponsored by the Darrell K Royal Research Foundation and the Kenneth Hancock Family

$20 per participant, Caregivers receive free admission

A series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of dementia or Alzheimers. Please call Kristi Trail at 214-515-6524 or ktrail@dallasarboretum.org for more information and to register. Pre-registration is required.

Veteran’s Day Weekend

November 9-11, 9am-5pm

All active duty and retired military personnel receive complimentary admission all weekend (with valid military ID)

Bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic basket and beverage of choice to enjoy the fall weather and live music all weekend long among the breathtaking fall floral displays. Complimentary beer samples are available on November 9 & 10, provided by Denton County Brewing Co. and on November 11 from Tupps Brewing. 
Live Music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn:
November 9, 2-3 pm: 323D Army Band “Ft. Sam’s Own”, Biohazard Brass Band
Enjoy a special jazz and brass live musical performance by 323D Army Band.
November 10, 2-4 pm: Texas Clearwater Revival Band
Take in the sounds of the 60s and 70s Rock ‘n’ Roll on the concert lawn, with Credence Clearwater Revival cover band—Texas Clearwater Revival.
November 11, 2-4 pm: 323d Army Band “Ft. Sam’s Own”, Concert Band
While picnicking on the lawn, enjoy another stellar live musical performance from the 323d Army Bands’ full concert band.

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Little Adventurers Activities (Appropriate for ages 5 and under)
First Adventure
Daily at 10 am

Bring your little adventurers for a hands-on experience as we learn together in topics over science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Sing songs, create crafts, practice our motor skills, and make new memories with your little one every day in our garden!  Each week we will have something new and exciting waiting for you!

Plant Lab Schedule (For ages 6+)
Exploration Center
Daily at 11am, 1pm, & 3pm

November 1- 28: Colorful Canopy

OmniGlobe Schedule (Appropriate for ages 6+)
Exploration Center
Weekdays at 2:30pm; Weekends at 11:30am and 2:30pm

November 1- 22: The Search for Food


BOGO Wednesdays:

Every Wednesday, September 5 through November 7 (exception on November 6)

9am-5pm, Buy one, get one admission on Wednesday.

CC Young Senior Living Thursdays:

Every Thursday, September 5 through December 31

9 am-5pm

Seniors 65 and older get in for $13 general garden admission on Thursdays and receive a 20 percent discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Discount available at ticket booth only.

Group Ticket Discount:

Guests receive a reduced price for general garden daytime admission and Cool Thursday Concerts when 10 or more tickets, or 12 Days of Christmas at Night admission, when 15 or more tickets are purchased in one transaction. Tickets must be purchased in advance and must be redeemed as a group on date specified. For more information regarding discounted tickets for groups 10 or larger, contact groupsales@dallasarboretum.org or 214-515-6520.

Speakers Bureau:

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 speakers@dallasarboretum.org. There is no charge for the speakers bureau, but donations are accepted.


Autumn at the Arboretum is presented by Rogers-O’Brien Construction.

In addition to presenting sponsor Rogers-O’Brien Construction, other sponsors include Park Place, CC Young Senior Living, Doyle and Associates, Texas Instruments, Kimberly-Clark, Gil’s Elegant Catering, Mutual of Omaha, Baker Triangle, Musgrove Law and DFWChild.

Something for Every Season