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Summer at the Arboretum

Summer Festival

Summer at the Arboretum

Summer at the Arboretum featuring Gary Lee Price ‘Celebrate the Children’ Exhibit, presented by Reliant, May 25 through July 31.

When

May 25 – July 31, 2019

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.

Summer recurring favorites are back! Kick-start your week with a refreshing mimosa during Mimosa Mondays, enjoy family time in the garden during Family Fun Fridays, listen to a rotating cast of local DJ’s curated tunes for Saturdaze and more.

Event Overview during Summer at the Arboretum

Celebrate the Children

Presented by Reliant

Now through 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 placed throughout the gardens and provide the perfect photo opportunity for guests.

Learn More

The exhibit is supported in part by Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District

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

Recurring Events

Family Fun Fridays
Fridays in July, Now through July 26, 10am-2pm (Pecan Grove)

Enjoy family time in the garden with activities for the little ones including Country Critters petting zoo and A Fresh Perspective face painting.

Mimosa Monday
Every Monday through July 29 (Café on the Green and Terrace Café)

Kick-start your week and purchase a delicious, refreshing mimosa on Mondays.

Tuesday Tunes
Every Tuesday through July 30, 11am-2pm (Val Late Garden)

Acoustic duo, Cool Side of Easy, brings their melodies and harmonies to the garden throughout the summer.

Nature Walk Bingo Weekends
Every Saturday and Sunday, Now through July 28, 10am-3pm (Throughout the Garden)

Take a break from stress and take a nature walk in the garden. Pick up a BINGO card from the information booth and snap selfies in the highlighted gardens for that weekend and find the hidden gem. Complete a BINGO and win a special prize by returning your card to the information booth. Participate every weekend and be entered for a grand prize– a pair of Cool Thursday 2020 Concert Season Tickets.

Saturdaze
Saturdays: July 20 and July 27, Noon-3pm (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn)

Enjoy a rotating cast of local DJ’s curating site-specific sounds unique to each event that complement the natural landscape. Pack a picnic basket and soak up the sun.

Family Fun Games Sundays
Every Sunday through July 28, Noon (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn)

The young and young-at-heart are invited to participate in a hula hoop contest, hopscotch, Ring-Around the Rosie, Duck, Duck, Goose, a cake walk and more.

Daily Harvest
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10am (A Tasteful Place)
Free with paid garden admission

Horticulture Manager Joseph Farmer harvests right out of the garden in A Tasteful Place. Watch and learn about, the vegetables, fruits, or herbs he is harvesting. Don’t miss Gary Lee Price’s Greenthumb bronze sculptures in the potager gardens.

Member Mornings
Daily through November 2, 7-9am
Members can enjoy early access into the garden in the cool hours of the morning in a safe environment. Take in the peace, quiet and beauty that the garden offers as an escape from the concrete jungle of our city. No photography is allowed.

Cold Drinks on Tuesdays in August
Tuesdays in August, 11am-2pm
Three Sisters Lagoon Overlook – A Tasteful Place

Every Tuesday, while enjoying the beautiful gardens, cool down from the Texas heat with a refreshing drink from one of many vendors including ReJuv Juice, SoCo Ginger Beer and more.

Garden Tea
Monday-Sunday, Now through July 31, 11am & 2pm

Escape the summer heat in the newly renovated tearoom. Garden tea includes a three-course meal with three different tea options, available every day for $49, or $59 per person with champagne. For more information, contact 214-515-6511 or email teas@dallasarboretum.org.

Member’s Only Yoga
Saturdays through October 26, 7:30-8:30am (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn)
The Dallas Yoga Center leads yoga classes in Jonsson Color Garden (weather permitting).

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.

Artful Thursdays 
Thursdays in August from 10am-1pm
Pecan Grove
The garden turns into inspiration and an artist’s studio for local artists in this weekly series Artful Thursday, thanks to a collaboration with the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. Come watch a rotation of local artists execute their arts live in the garden and get inspiration from our natural scenery. Feel free to approach them and ask them questions or just observe and watch their creations come to life!

Demonstration Cooking

Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking with Chef Isabel Snetsinger

July 17 & 24, August 7 & 14 11am-Noon, Free with paid garden admission (A Tasteful Place)

Throughout the summer, Chef Isabel Snetsinger, resident chef of the samples from Gil’s Elegant Catering, demonstrates her weekly tastings and other ways to prepare the same recipe. 

Demonstration Cooking: El Centro College Cooks
Every Monday, 11am-Noon (The Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion) 
Free with paid garden admission

Participate in this popular demonstration, led by Chef Alison Matis from the college’s nationally recognized culinary school. Two new recipes are demonstrated each month.

July: Mashed Pumpkin Potatoes and Roasted Spiced Okra
August: Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad and Sesame Seed Brittle
September: Tomatillo Chow Chow and Baba Ganoush

DEMONSTRATION COOKING: Chef-tastic Cooking Series
11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)
Free with paid garden admission

Enjoy a demonstration from renowned chefs and restaurants as they take center stage in our demonstration kitchen.

July 18: CiboDivino
July 28: La Duni
August 1: Hello Dumpling
August 3: Kalachandjis
August 8: Empire Baking
August 15: Stir the Kettle 
August 29: Aaron Collins- Café Momentum
September 5: Garden Café TX
September 12: Rosewood Beef

Just a Taste Demonstration Series

Join us throughout the summer and watch popular vendors demonstrate their products, try a sample and purchase items from The Jelly Queens, Rise Above, Twisted Treats, Yelibelly, Pajama Sweets, Rakkasan Tea, Chocolate Bags, Jr’s Cookie Cottage, Steel City Pops, Pop Star, Mr. Sugar Rush, Empanada Cookhouse and many others. Check out our website regularly for a complete list of vendors.

July 25: Pop Star Popsicles

Frozen Fridays Series
Every Friday in July and August, 11am-2pm

Come out each Friday and cool off with some fantastic frozen treats.

July 12, August 9-Mr. Sugar Rush
July 19, August 16-Pop Star Popsicles
July 26, August 23-Steel City Pops
August 2 – Yelibelly Chocolates
August 9 – Mr. Sugar Rush
August 16 – Pop Star Poscicles
August 23 – Steel City Pops

National Day Celebration Series
Demonstrations are from 11am-12pm

Join us for a new series called National Day Celebration, where guests can watch a cooking demonstration by local restaurants and chefs and enjoy unique and tasty products.

A Tasteful Place- Test Pavilion

July 26 National Bagelfest Day
July 30 National Cheesecake Day
August 4 National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
August 24 National Waffle Day
September 29 National Coffee Day

Learn tips and tricks for meal prepping and how to cook budget-friendly, family meals that last the entire week. Enjoy a cooking demonstration on how to prepare a mozzarella, tomato and basil pizza flatbread.

The Joy of Budget-Friendly Cooking Series
Presented by Chef Carol Pock
July 9 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)
Free with paid garden admission

Learn tips and tricks for meal prepping and how to cook budget-friendly, family meals that last the entire week with Chef Carol Pock. Watch her demonstrate how to make beef, chicken and bean empanadas and the importance of cooking and freezing them.

August 13 11 am-Noon, Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion
Free with paid garden admission
Learn tips and tricks for meal prepping and how to cook budget-friendly, family meals that last the entire week with Chef Carol Pock. This session focuses on a 12-point list of smart tips for eating well on a light budget. Come learn about and sample a variety of smart pantry and freezer foods with beans, frozen fruits and leftovers. A not to be missed series for a sizzling summer!

Christmas in July
Presented by Popbar
July 25, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

It’s never too early for Christmas in July! Cool down with a Gelato demonstration from Popbar. Who knows, Santa might be looking to cool down too and might make an appearance to enjoy a gelato with you. Popbar will stick around to trim the tree while selling their products until 2pm.

Enjoy Christmas food activities including decorating a gingerbread house and Christmas cookies.

Summer BBQ Garden-to-Table Dinner
Presented by Smoky Rose and Oak Highland Brewery
July 26, 6-8pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $65 Non-Members $75

Celebrate being halfway through the Texas summer heat with a True Texas barbecue dinner. Dinner includes three courses while overlooking the sunset and Dallas skyline on White Rock Lake. Enjoy smoked quail on a smoked burrata and tomato salad. The main course includes the famous Texas Trio plate with beef ribs, turkey and pulled pork, served with fried okra from the gardens and a fresh smoked succotash. Finish the evening with some Maker’s Mark bourbon pecan pie. Each course includes a beer to accompany it, and Oak Highland Brewery gives some extra pours and history on their beer selections.

Budget-Friendly Meals Cooking Series
Presented by Chef Carol Pock

August 13, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

Learn tips and tricks for meal prepping and how to cook budget-friendly, family meals that last the entire week with Chef Carol Pock. This session focuses on a 12-point list of smart tips for eating well on a light budget. Come learn about and sample a variety of smart pantry and freezer foods with beans, frozen fruits and leftover ‘re-dos’. A not to be missed series for a sizzling summer!

National Coffee Day Celebration

September 29, 10am-4pm (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

There are tons of amazing places in Dallas where you can get a nice cup of Joe and relax. Celebrate National Coffee Day in the garden with local coffee vendors on site, and some that bring it all the way from Guatemala. Enjoy a full day that includes all things coffee, including coffee demonstrations, coffee flavored items such as cold brew, popsicles, coffee cake, coffee bread, and of course, coffee shop live music.

Presented by Cindy Cunningham and Bernadette Latson, retired UT Southwestern Nutrition Faculty
August 6, 11 am-Noon
The Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion
Free with paid garden admission
Join Cindy Cunningham and Bernadette Latson for a “how-to” cooking demonstration. Learn tips and tricks about basic kitchen skills to get ready for family gatherings.

Custom Café Cooking Demonstration
Wednesday, August 28, 11 am-Noon, Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion
Free with paid garden admission
Guests can enjoy a free demonstration by Custom Café Foods, which specializes in quick and easy-to-prepare dry mixes of gourmet soups, quick breads, specialty dips and more.

Pegasus City Brewery Beer Samples
August 31, 11 am-3 pm, Three Sisters Lagoon Overlook
Free with paid garden admission
Guests can enjoy complimentary beer samples from Pegasus City Brewery.

Interactive Classes

Lemon Macaron
Presented by My French Recipe
July 21 11am-1pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-Members $70

Discover all the secrets to succeed at baking delicious lemon macarons with My French Recipe. Learn to make decadent lemon curd and prepare the perfect shell. At the end of the class, attendees get to take home a box of macarons.

Reserve Your Spot Here

Cooking with Peaches Class
Presented by CICI
July 27, 11am-1pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-Members $70

Beat the heat and enjoy a hands-on experience learning to prepare a meal beginning with a peach and jalapeno sauce that is used for the appetizer and the entrée. Next, create a tasty peach caprese and a balsamic glaze salad, followed by two entrees of grilled salmon and pork chops, served with the peach and jalapeno sauce, along with garlic fondant potatoes. End the class by discovering how to make an easy dessert of Phyllo cups and puff pastry with a mascarpone and vanilla bean mixture, topped with fresh peaches.

Reserve Your Spot Here

Girls Day Out with a Pressed Flower Class
Presented by Andrea Castaneda, Pressed Flowers
August 10, 1-3pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $70 Non-Members $80

Get the girls together and enjoy a fun afternoon with wine and flowers. Create timeless pieces of art utilizing beautiful flowers. Andrea Castaneda, from Pressed Flowers, teaches attendees how to create one-of-a-kind, elegant pieces of art.

Reserve Your Spot Here

Summer Soup, Salad and Sweets
Presented by Chef Carol Pock
August 11, 11am-1pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $50 Non-Members $55

Round out the summer, with a cool summer menu featuring colorful veggies in Gazpacho Soup. Enjoy the bright flavors of a colorful Jicama and orange confetti salad tossed with a salty and sweet dressing. Learn to create a zesty meatless, garlic-avocado sandwich and mini chocolate bread pudding cups covered with a chocolate sauce. All classes come with a recipe cookbook.

Reserve Your Spot Here

Family Fun in the Kitchen
Presented by Young Chefs Academy of Frisco
September 8, 2-3:30 pm (A Tasteful Place)

Adults $25, Children $15 (does not include garden admission)

Take some time in the kitchen with the family to celebrate Grandparents Day. This hands-on class welcomes children and the young at heart to partake in an adult/child cooking class where you will make tortillas from scratch and turn them into delicious dessert nachos with yummy fresh strawberry sauce.  Give this as a gift for your Grandma or Grandpa or plan to bring your grandchildren for bonding time in the kitchen. 

Reserve Your Spot Here

Floral Class
Presented by A&L Floral
September 15, 11am-1pm (A Tasteful Place)

Member $70 Non-Member $80

Join this hands-on class and learn how to create an elegant autumn arrangement that attendees will take home at the end of class.

Reserve Your Spot Here

Window to the Wild Bird Show

August 15 from 10:30 am
Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn
Free with paid garden admission
Guests can enjoy watching unique birds fly over the concert stage and interact with their trainers.

Garden to Table

Summer BBQ Dinner -Garden to Table Dinner
July 26, 6-8pm (A Tasteful Place)

Celebrate being halfway through the Texas summer with a true barbecue 3-course dinner presented by Smoky Rose and Oak Highland Brewery. Each course includes a different beer and give some history and info on that beer.

Dinner will include three courses. First, smoked quail will be served on a smoked burrata and tomato salad. For the main course, you will have their infamous Texas Trio plate with beef ribs, turkey and pulled pork, served with fried okra from the gardens and a fresh smoked succotash. As the meal winds down, we will finish with some Maker’s Mark bourbon pecan pie. All courses will have a beer to accompany it and the guys from Oak Highland Brewery will be there to pour and give some history on their selections.

Click Here to Register

Summer Camps

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps provide children with hands-on explorations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and nature that will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship. Find your child’s place in nature today!

Christmas in July

To celebrate, the Dallas Arboretum invites family and friends to attend “Christmas in July” in the garden on July 25, featuring Santa Claus from the North Pole. Other activities:

  • Take photos with Santa
  • Watch Home Alone in Rosine Hall
  • Enjoy a special performance from Christmas carolers

Christmas in July Presented by PopBar

PopBar Gelato Demonstration
July 25, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

It’s never too early for Christmas in July! Cool down with a gelato demonstration from Popbar. Who knows, Santa might be looking to cool down too and might make an appearance to enjoy a gelato with you. Popbar will stick around to trim the tree while selling their products until 2pm.

Enjoy Christmas food activities including decorating a gingerbread house and Christmas cookies.

Bluemen Bus Flower Sale

August 15, 10am-1pm
Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn
Guests can purchase a variety of fresh flowers while visiting the garden.

Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)
Free with paid garden admission

Presented by the North Texas Master Gardeners and the Dallas Arboretum Horticultural Staff

Enjoy special tips and presentations on summer and autumn gardening.

Jul 26: Results of the Arboretum’s 2018 Plant Trials

Aug 9: Garden Photography – Upgrade Your Skills

Aug 23: The Best Herbs for North Texas – How to grow, harvest and use them

Matinee Movie Monday

10:00am – 12:30pm Rosine Hall

July 29Surprise film
August 5 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
August 12 – The Secret Life of Pets
August 26 – Sing

Enjoy a family friendly feature film in Rosine Hall on select Monday mornings throughout the summer. Bring a picnic blanket for an indoor picnic during the movie. Popcorn, drinks, and candy are available to purchase at the Terrace Café. Dress up as a favorite movie character to be entered into a giveaway for the best costume each week. Attend the last Monday in July to get a sneak peek of the Autumn at the Arboretum theme for 2019.

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Apollo’s 50th Anniversary
July 20-21

Celebrate an amazingly iconic date in history that paved the way for space exploration at the Children’s Adventure Garden. Explore and learn about the Apollo 11 mission.

Christmas in July
July 22-26

Cool off from the summer’s heat and enjoy a week-long festival full of snow with edible Christmas trees!

Plant Lab Summer Schedule:  *Labs are appropriate for ages 6 and older

Daily, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Exploration Center

August Dollar Days

Receive $2 general garden admission, $5 for parking, and $2 admission into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for the month of August.

Dollar Days food includes $1 sodas, juice and frozen pops, $2 root beer floats and hot dogs, and $4 brownie sundaes. 

August programming for the Main Garden includes:

Matinee Movie Monday

Mondays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rosine Hall

Free with paid garden admission

Enjoy a family friendly feature film in Rosine Hall on select Monday mornings throughout the summer. Bring a picnic blanket for an indoor picnic during the movie. Popcorn, drinks, and candy are available to purchase at the Terrace Café.

August 5-Ralph Breaks the Internet

August 12-The Secret Life of Pets

August 19-Mary Poppins Returns

August 26-Sing

 

Cold Drinks on Tuesdays
Tuesdays in August, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Three Sisters Lagoon Overlook -A Tasteful Place

Free with paid garden admission

Every Tuesday, while enjoying the beautiful gardens, cool down from the Texas heat with a refreshing drink from one of many vendors including ReJuv Juice, SoCo Ginger Beer and more. Visit www.dallasarboretum.org for an up-to-date list of Tuesday vendors.

 

Artful Thursdays

Thursdays in August, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pecan Grove

Free with paid garden admission

The garden turns into inspiration and an artist’s studio for local artists in this weekly series Artful Thursday, thanks to a collaboration with the Creative Arts Center of Dallas. Come watch a rotation of local artists execute their arts live in the garden and get inspiration from our natural scenery. Feel free to approach them and ask them questions or just observe and watch their creations come to life!

 

Window to the Wild Bird Show

August 15, 10:30 a.m., Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

Free with paid garden admission

Guests can enjoy watching unique birds fly over the concert stage and interact with their trainers.

 

Bluemen Bus Flower Sale

August 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

Guests can purchase a variety of fresh flowers while visiting the garden.

 

Frozen Fridays Series
Fridays in August, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

Come out each Friday, watch a demonstration and purchase some fantastic frozen treats.

August 2-Yelibelly Chocolates
August 9-Mr. Sugar Rush
August 16-Pop Star Popsicles
August 23-Steel City Pops

 

August Programming for A Tasteful Place:

To register for cooking classes and special events, visit https://www.dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/cooking-demos-events/

 

Seasonal Tastings – Every Day

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ruthie Pack’s Tasting Plaza

Try three free different samples featuring seasonal items from the garden each week. Free with paid garden admission.

Learn to Grow

11 a.m.-Noon, Sewell Board Room

Free with paid garden admission

Enjoy a talk featuring Master Gardeners, Arboretum Horticulture Staff, and more – each week features a different focus.

August 9 – Garden Photography – Upgrade Your Skills

August 23 – The Best Herbs for North Texas – How to grow, harvest and use them

 

El Centro College Cooking Connection

Presented by the Food & Hospitality Institute at El Centro College

Mondays in August 5-26, 11 a.m., Donald and Charlotte Test Pavilion

Participate in a demonstration cooking class, taught by chef instructors with assistance from students who attend El Centro College’s nationally-recognized culinary institute. This session is designed to refine kitchen skills and showcase seasonal produce found in A Tasteful Place. Free to garden guests, thanks to El Centro College, a part of Dallas County Community College District.

August Menu: 

Sweet Bell Peppers and Onion Salad and Sesame Seed Brittle

Seasonal Tasting Demonstrations with Chef Isabel Snetsinger

August 7 & 14, 11 a.m.-Noon, Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

Free with paid garden admission

Throughout the summer, Chef Isabel Snetsinger, resident chef of the samples from Gil’s Elegant Catering, demonstrates her weekly tastings and other ways to prepare the same recipe.

 

DEMONSTRATION COOKING: Chef-tastic Cooking Series

11am-Noon, Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

Free with paid garden admission

Enjoy a demonstration from renowned chefs and restaurants as they take center stage in the demonstration kitchen. Small samples available after demonstration.

August 1: Hello Dumpling

August 3: Kalachandji’s

August 8: Empire Baking
August 15: Stir the Kettle

August 22: Dot’s Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard
August 29: Café Momentum

 

National Day Celebration Series

Enjoy a new series called “National Day Celebration Series,” where guests can watch a cooking demonstration by local restaurants and chefs while enjoying unique and tasty products.

 

National Chocolate Chip Cookie DayFull Circle Bakery

August 4, 11 a.m.-Noon, Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

Free with paid garden admission

Guests can celebrate with a free demonstration by Full Circle Bakery and enjoy complimentary chocolate chip cookie samples.

 

National Waffle Day- Jonathon’s Oak Cliff

August 24, 11 a.m.-Noon, Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

Free with paid garden admission

Guests can watch a waffle demonstration and enjoy complimentary samples.

 

How-To Cooking Demonstration:

Presented by Cindy Cunningham and Bernadette Latson, retired UT Southwestern Nutrition Faculty

August 6, 11 a.m.-Noon

The Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

Free with paid garden admission

Join Cindy Cunningham and Bernadette Latson for a “how-to” cooking demonstration. Learn tips and tricks about basic kitchen skills to get ready for family gatherings.

 

Budget-Friendly Meals Cooking Series
Presented by Chef Carol Pock

August 13, 11 a.m.-Noon, Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

Free with paid garden admission

Learn tips and tricks for meal prepping and how to cook budget-friendly, family meals that last the entire week with Chef Carol Pock. This session focuses on a 12-point list of smart tips for eating well on a light budget. Come learn about and sample a variety of smart pantry and freezer foods with beans, frozen fruits and leftovers. A not to be missed series for a sizzling summer!

 

Custom Café Cooking Demonstration

Wednesday, August 28, 11 a.m.-Noon, Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

Free with paid garden admission

Guests can enjoy a free demonstration by Custom Café Foods, which specializes in quick and easy-to-prepare dry mixes of gourmet soups, quick breads, specialty dips and more.

 

Pegasus City Brewery Beer Samples

August 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Three Sisters Lagoon Overlook

Free with paid garden admission

Guests can enjoy complimentary beer samples from Pegasus City Brewery. 

 

Girls Day Out with a Pressed Flower Class
Presented by Andrea Castaneda, Pressed Flowers
August 10, 1-3 p.m., Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

$80

Get the girls together and enjoy a fun afternoon with wine and flowers. Create timeless pieces of art utilizing beautiful flowers. Andrea Castaneda, from Pressed Flowers, teaches attendees how to create one-of-a-kind, elegant pieces of art.

 

Summer Soup, Salad and Sweets
Presented by Chef Carol Pock
August 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

$55

Round out the summer, with a cool summer menu featuring colorful veggies in Gazpacho Soup. Enjoy the bright flavors of a colorful Jicama and orange confetti salad tossed with a salty and sweet dressing. Learn to create a zesty meatless, garlic-avocado sandwich and mini chocolate bread pudding cups covered with a chocolate sauce. All classes come with a recipe cookbook.

 

Sourdough Bread Class with Kuluntu Bakery

August 17, 1-3 p.m., Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

$75

Learn the process of baking loaves of wholesome sourdough bread with a glass of wine. Participants receive a bread making starter kit with the basic supplies for baking their own loaf of sourdough bread at home.

 

Ruibal’s Floral Class

August 25, 1-3 p.m., Charlotte and Donald Test Pavilion

$70

Join Ruibals Plants of Texas and learn how to create a unique, “Texas weather-approved” piece of art.

 

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday with Sparky the Fire Dog

Celebrate a lovable bear who teaches the essentials of wildfire prevention. The party continues with the Dallas Fire Department stopping by Friday and Saturday from 11am-1pm with a familiar friend; Sparky the Fire Dog.

 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 9-11

10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Creativity Corner: Smokey the Bear (Entry Plaza)

10-10:30 a.m. – Puppet Show: Marvelous Metamorphosis (The Glade)

10:30-11 a.m. – Puppet Show: Marvelous Metamorphosis (The Glade)

11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Dallas Fire Department and Sparky the Fire Dog (Exploration Center)

(Dallas Fire Department visits on Friday and Saturday only)

11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Plant Lab: Strawberry DNA (Plant Lab)

11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. – OmniGlobe Presentation: Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Typhoons (Exploration Center)

4-4:30 p.m. – Fun with Bernoulli (Exploration Center Plaza)

Discounts

BOGO Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, 9am-5pm (Excludes August)
Buy one, get one admission every Wednesday.

CC Young Senior Thursdays

Every Thursday, 9am-5pm
Seniors 65 and older get in for $11 general garden admission on Thursdays and receive a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Discount available at ticket booth only.

August Dollar Days

August 1-31, 9am-5pm
Spread the word that in the heat of August, we are celebrating Dollars Days with $2 general admission, $2 children’s garden admission, $5 parking, and budget-friendly menu items at the Terrace Café including $2 hot dogs and root beer floats, $4 brownie sundaes, $1 sodas and frozen popsicles.

2019 Summer at the Arboretum Sponsors

Reliant
DFW Child
TTCU
Amcrock Commercial

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

The Radford L. and Patricia Crocker Foundation presents Summer at the Arboretum

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