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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Summer at the Arboretum

Summer at the Arboretum


Summer at the Arboretum features 65,000 new plantings in June with 300 tropical elephant ears and 500 cannas creating our signature summer look.
Live piano performances continue all summer long at Jeanne’s Pavilion, each Saturday and Sunday from 12-2pm, and Dallas’ best party bands hit the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage each holiday weekend from 2-4pm!

Event Overview

Special Opportunities and Festival Programming

Window to the Wild 

Back by popular demand, Window to the Wild returns with their special up-close glove encounters! Learn about flight mechanics and how birds navigate the airways. Each appearance brings a new theme to the show, so mark your calendar! *Please check website in case of rescheduling due to inclement weather  

Family Fun Weekend Flight Program 
September 4 10:30-11:30am
Concert Stage

Memory Garden Summer Series 

Fall Series: September 15, 22, 29, and October 6

Sewell Boardroom
Friday |
Series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Pre-registration is required. $20 cost includes garden admission for participant and care partner, as well as parking for all four days – a value of over $200.  

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Sponsored by the AWARE Foundation & the Darrell K Royal Research Foundation   

Labor Day Family Fun Weekend

September 2-4
Window to the Wild will be on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn from 10-11am on Monday showing off birds and talking about their jobs in nature! Also, family favorite Country Critters! Gil’s Elegant Catering offers $4 brownie sundaes, $2 hot dogs and root beer floats at the Terrace Café all weekend. 

Free & Repeating Programs

Member Mornings

Daily through November 4 
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. 

Historical Tours  

Monday-Saturday | 10am-4pm  
Sunday | 12-4pm  
DeGolyer House 
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. 

Free Daily Programs in A Tasteful Place

Daily Tastings 

A Tasteful Place 
Enjoy a sample of seasonal recipes featuring a hero fruit or veggie growing in our garden or currently in stores. Then, download the recipe from our website and make them at home!  

Dallas College Cooks 

Every Monday at A Tasteful Place
Dallas College faculty member, Chef Segundo, creates healthy and delicious seasonal dishes your family will love to make and eat at home!
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Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos  

Every Tuesday at A Tasteful Place
Local floral experts provide how-to demos, hands-on tips and tricks and design inspiration with seasonal color. 
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Chef-Tastic Cooking Demos 

Most Wednesdays in A Tasteful Place 
Visit each week for an essential skill to increase your kitchen prowess – you’ll have tips and tricks to share with friends and family, new go to recipes and more!
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Learn to Grow Fridays  

Every Friday at A Tasteful Place
Presented by the Dallas County Master Gardeners, the Dallas Arboretum Horticultural Staff and local experts. Enjoy special tips and presentations on summer plants and gardening topics. 
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Paid Classes in A Tasteful Place

Pepper Palooza with The Mozzarella Company 

August 20 | 1pm 
Adult member $79 
Adult guest $89
This fun, educational and interactive class is led by a Cheese Expert from the Mozzarella Company and Wine Expert John Bratcher of Two Wine Guys. Featuring the spicy flavors of habanero cheese, you will learn to pair cheese with bold red wine.  

(6 to 8 cheeses and 5 to 6 wines)
Minimum age: 21 years 


Music & 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 

Select Weekends | 2–4pm
Join us on select weekends during Summer at the Arboretum for our favorite local acts. Load up the family, grab a picnic lunch and relax with great views of White Rock Lake.  

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Cool Thursdays Concerts Series

Make your 2023 one to remember at the coolest spot in Dallas as we celebrate our 26th 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. 

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

Something for Every Season