Due to the inclement weather, noTasteful Place samples will be served today.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Summer at the Arboretum

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Summer at the Arboretum


Through September 16


Summer at the Arboretum is packed to the brim with music, food, and family fun! Through August, garden admission is $3. The garden features more than 50,000 new plantings in June with 300 tropical elephant ears and 500 cannas creating our signature summer look.

Each week features free live music, seasonal food demos, and fun family activities including Bubble Picnics, special movie screenings and we have even more great bird-centric programming featuring guided hikes, expert talks, live bird demonstrations and petting zoos all summer long.

As summer heats up, August Dollar Days return at $3 per person. Cool off in the misters and water features all throughout the garden and don’t miss $3 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.

Event Overview


Free & Repeating Programs

Member Mornings  

Daily through November 5 | 7–9am

Take advantage of your membership with an early morning walk. Refresh and enjoy first access to the garden as we prepare for the day. No photography allowed.

Scavenger Hunt Tuesday 


Information Booth

Pick up a scavenger hunt every Tuesday at the Information Booth, and play as you stroll the garden, enjoying the beautiful murals and nature the Arboretum has to offer. Once you complete your scavenger hunt, turn your answers into the Main Information Booth for a chance to win a kid’s ticket to a Fall Cool Thursdays concert. 

DeGolyer House Historical Tours  

Monday–Saturday | 10am–4pm

Sunday | 12–4pm  

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. 

Daily Harvest with the Horticulture Team

Every Thursday | 11am

A Tasteful Place 

Join the Dallas Arboretum horticulture team in A Tasteful Place as they harvest fresh seasonal vegetable, fruits or herbs. Learn about harvesting, growing and more from the experts! Talk kicks off at 11am each Thursday.

CC Young Senior Living Thursdays

September–December | 9am–5pm

Seniors 65 and older get in for $1 off general garden admission (excludes August Dollar Days), and always receive a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store.  

Dallas College Cooks 

Every Monday | 11am

A Tasteful Place

Dallas College’s Chef Chastity Alexander creates healthy and delicious seasonal dishes your family will love to make and eat at home!

August: Pan Seared Turkey with Pumpkin and Collard Greens Medley
September: Roasted Beet Hummus with Baked Pita Chips

Daily Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel 

Every Tuesday | 1pm 

A Tasteful Place

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


2023 Sponsors

TTCU; Dallas Public Tourism Improvement District

Experience the beauty of the Dallas Arboretum in full summer bloom.

Something for Every Season