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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.

When

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!

Classes in A Tasteful Place

  • Learn More about Wine Tasting with Messina Hof

    Wine Tasting with Messina Hof

    Thursday, May 30 at
  • Learn More about Wine Tasting with Horseshoe Bend Cellars

    Wine Tasting with Horseshoe Bend Cellars

    Thursday, June 13 at
  • Learn More about Summertime French Pastries with Taste of Paris

    Summertime French Pastries with Taste of Paris

    Saturday, June 15 at
  • Learn More about Culinary Adventure with Asian Mint

    Culinary Adventure with Asian Mint

    Thursday, June 20 at
  • Learn More about Christmas Cookies in July for the Family

    Christmas Cookies in July for the Family

    Saturday, July 20 at
  • Learn More about Chocolate, Cheese & Bubbles with Scardello

    Chocolate, Cheese & Bubbles with Scardello

    Sunday, July 28 at
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Summer Highlights

Family Fun Fridays

Presented by Kimberly-Clark

Join us in the Pecan Grove every Friday from June 7 to August 2 for Country Critters Petting Zoo (9am-1pm) and Kindermusik (10-10:30am). Frozen treats will be available for purchase from a local dessert vendor.


Botanical Couture: From Garden to Garment

June 1-August 4
Mon-Sat 10am-4pm • Sun 12-4pm
DeGolyer House

Explore the history of floral fashion with a curated exhibit from Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT.

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Programs & Upcoming Events

Daily & Repeating Programs

Member Mornings
Daily through November 3
7-9am
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
10:30am-11:30am
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
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 
11am 
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
11am 

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

1pm 
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 
11am

Learn to Grow Fridays  
Every Friday at A Tasteful Place 
11am

Paid Classes & Events


Wine Tasting with Horseshoe Bend Cellars
June 13 • 5-6pm
Register

Summertime French Pastries with Taste of Paris
June 15 • 12-2pm
Register

Culinary Adventure with Asian Mint
June 20 • 12pm-2pm
Register

Beer Tasting with TUPPS Brewery
June 27 • 5-6pm
Register

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

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