8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Summer at the Arboretum

Summer Stairs of the Sunken Garden

Summer at the Arboretum

The gardens often reach their most lush and beautiful state during our summer festival!

Summer at the Arboretum might surprise you. Our gardens remain lush, green and happy, full of entrancing beauty.

Thousands of feet of misters, a host of beautiful water features and hundreds of shade trees combine to offer a cooling experience that makes the garden all the more stunning. Whether you want to get outside with the family for a picnic, enjoy an amazing concert set against sunset over White Rock Lake, you’ll find a wonderful way to spend the day at the Arboretum during the summer.

It’s also our favorite opportunity to turn the gardens into a new and exciting art gallery, and in 2019 we’re excited for famed sculptor Gary Lee Price to return!

Celebrate the Children

Presented by Reliant.

April 15 – October 15

Mark your calendar for the return of acclaimed sculptor Gary Lee Price and his newest exhibit, “Celebrate the Children,” which features beautiful, hand-crafted bronze sculptures of various children that guests can interact with throughout the garden.

four bronze sculptures depict children cart-wheeling across a green field of grass.

Thousands of Price’s sculptures are on display in public and private collections throughout the world. The new exhibit features over 25 different bronze sculptures, many of which are his own children. The 5-foot sculpture, “Celebration,” features joyous children celebrating life and soaring around the globe. The sculptures encourage guests to revisit childhood memories such as, “Circle of Peace” playing Ring-Around the Rosie, or the “Cartwheel Kids” in the Shadow Garden.

Each piece of artwork ranges from 2 to 7.5 feet tall with one sculpture weighing more than 1,300 lbs. Price has been creating bronze sculptures for more than 35 years. The summer exhibit is on display for six months, and we are excited to welcome Price and his children back into the garden. All of Price’s sculptures on display are available for purchase, along with smaller versions in The Hoffman Family Gift Store, and the Dallas Arboretum receives a portion of the commissions.

The exhibit is supported in part by TPID and Dave Perry Miller.

Children on a guided tour

Take a Walk on the Wild Side walkSTEM

Experience the Dallas Arboretum in new and unexpected ways by exploring the math and science all around us. Parents and children are welcome to pick up a map at the information booth for this self-guided tour.

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