Due to weather, tonight's members-only Family Night has been rescheduled to August 6. Tickets for the August event will be emailed tomorrow, July 18.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Summer at the Arboretum

Summer at the Arboretum

Experience the beauty of summer at the Dallas Arboretum with vibrant gardens, engaging activities, and fun events for the whole family.


June 1 – August 4

Summer Hammock Exhibit

Indulge in a tropical paradise right in the heart of Dallas. This year’s Swinging Summer Hammock Exhibit features 150 freestanding hammocks in the shady Pecan Grove. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the ambiance of summer. 

Summer Gardens

Celebrate the colors and beauty of tropical flora. June features over 70,000 new plantings including monstera, elephant ears, cannas, bird of paradise, bromeliads, bougainvillea, and more!

Summer Highlights

  • Learn More about Floral in Fashion Exhibit

    Floral in Fashion Exhibit

    Thursday, July 18 at
  • Learn More about Family Fun Fridays

    Family Fun Fridays

    Friday, July 19 at
  • Learn More about Window to the Wild

    Window to the Wild

    Sunday, September 1 at
  • Learn More about Movie Date Night: The Endless Summer

    Located at Rosine Hall

    Come out and enjoy The Endless Summer a 1966 American surf documentary film. The film follows surfers Mike and Robert on a surfing trip around the world.
    More Details about Movie Date Night: The Endless Summer

    Movie Date Night: The Endless Summer

    Monday, July 8 at
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Programs & Upcoming Events

Daily & Repeating Programs

Member Mornings
Daily through November 3
Take advantage of your membership with an early morning walk. Refresh and enjoy first access to the garden while the team prepares for the day. No photography allowed.

DeGolyer House Historical Tours
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday Noon-4pm
Visit the DeGolyer House for a tour of the beautiful, historic home while listening to knowledgeable docents speak about the history of the home and family.

Wednesday Bubble Picnic
Every Wednesday
Pecan Grove
Set up your own picnic, cool off in the shade, and let the little ones pop bubbles in the garden

Family Fun Fridays
Every Friday • June 7-August 2
9am-1pm • Pecan Grove
Presented by Kimberly-Clark
Join us in the Pecan Grove every Friday for Country Critters Petting Zoo from 9am to 1pm and Kindermusik from 10 to 10:30am. Frozen treats will also be available for purchase from one of our favorite local dessert vendors.

A Tasteful Place

Dallas College Cooks 
Every Monday at A Tasteful Place 
Join every Monday as a Dallas College faculty member Chef creates healthy and delicious seasonal dishes your family will love to make and eat at home! 

Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos  
Every Tuesday at A Tasteful Place

Daily Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel
Every Tuesday at A Tasteful Place

Resident Chef Isabel Snetsinger shows you how she creates the samples you enjoy each week at the Ruthie Pack Tasting Plaza. 

Chef-Tastic Cooking Demos 
Wednesdays at A Tasteful Place 

Learn to Grow Fridays  
Every Friday at A Tasteful Place 

Music and Entertainment

Jeanne’s Pavilion
Weekends | 12–2pm
Sit down and delight in a picnic while you enjoy musical entertainment every Saturday and Sunday! We will have local solo acts including pianist and guitarists playing today’s hits and old favorites.  

Dates and times

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn 
Holiday Weekends | 2–4pm 
Join us each weekend of Blooms for our favorite local acts. Load up the family, grab a picnic lunch and relax with great lake views every Saturday and Sunday. 

Dates and times

Cool Thursdays Concerts Series
Make your 2024 one to remember at the coolest spot in Dallas as we celebrate our 27th season with returning favorites and NEW acts! Don’t miss the most spectacular view of the sunset over White Rock Lake while enjoying bands from all over the country. 

Lineup and tickets

Classes in A Tasteful Place

  • Learn More about Christmas Cookies in July for the Family (SOLD OUT)

    Christmas Cookies in July for the Family (SOLD OUT)

    Saturday, July 20 at
  • Learn More about Chocolate, Cheese & Bubbles with Scardello (SOLD OUT)

    Chocolate, Cheese & Bubbles with Scardello (SOLD OUT)

    Sunday, July 28 at
  • Learn More about Lizzie Bee’s Summer Arrangement

    Lizzie Bee’s Summer Arrangement

    Saturday, August 17 at
  • Learn More about Summertime French Pastries with Taste of Paris

    Summertime French Pastries with Taste of Paris

    Saturday, August 31 at
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Summer Hammock Rules

Caution: Use Hammocks at your own risk.

  1. Please enjoy the hammocks one person at a time.
  2. No jumping or swinging in the hammocks.
  3. Do not exceed the weight limit of 450 pounds.
  4. Do not move hammocks from their location.
  5. Children should be supervised by an adult while in the hammocks.
  6. Avoid sharp objects or items that may damage the hammock material.
  7. Do not hang or attach anything to the hammock structure.
  8. Be mindful of your surroundings and other visitors while in the hammock.
  9. Exit the hammock carefully to prevent tripping or falling.
  10. In case of any concerns, please notify staff immediately.

Something for Every Season