The DeGolyer House will be closed April 18th-25th and will reopen on the 26th for Artscape.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Summer at the Arboretum

Summer Stairs of the Sunken Garden

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.


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.

Event Overview during Summer at the Arboretum

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

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.

Members-Only Preview
April 15 6pm-8pm
Bring a picnic and enjoy the exhibit at your leisure.

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

Recurring Events

Member Mornings
Daily – May 25 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.

Member’s Only Yoga
Saturdays – May 25 through October 26, 7:30-8:30am (DeGolyer Pergola)
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 incredibly knowledgeable docents speak about the history of the home and family.

Family Fun Fridays
Free every Friday June 7 – July 26, 10am-2pm (Pecan Grove)
Bring your picnic for family time in the garden with activities for the little ones that include the Country Critters Petting Zoo and A Fresh Perspective Face Painting. Don’t forget to interact with Gary Lee Price’s “Circle of Peace” as they play Ring-Around the Rosie.

Mimosa Monday
Every Monday through September 2 (Café on the Green and Terrace Café)

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

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

Acoustic duo, Cool Side of Easy, will bring their melodies and harmonies to the garden every Tuesday throughout the summer.

Daily Harvest
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10am (A Tasteful Place)

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 our potager gardens

Nature Walk Bingo Weekends
Every Saturday and Sunday, June 1-August 31, 10am-3pm

Take a break from the stress of life 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.

Saturdays: June 1, June 8, June 22, July 13, July 20 and July 27, Noon-3pm (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn)

Enjoy an auditory experience that is meant to complement the natural landscape and scenery. We will have a rotating cast of local DJ’s curating site-specific sounds unique to each event. Pack a picnic basket and soak up the sun.

Lawn Games Sundays
Noon (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn)

As we continue to enjoy “Celebrate the Children” exhibit with Gary Lee Price, guests can participate in a hula hoop contest, hop scotch, Ring-Around the Rosie, Duck, Duck, Goose, a cake walk and more. Children under 12 are encouraged to participate.

Cold Drinks on Tuesdays in August
Tuesdays in August, 11am-2pm

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 our vendors! Vendors include ReJuv Juice, SoCo Ginger Beer and more. See the website for an up-to-date list of Tuesday vendors.


Demonstration Cooking

Seasonal Tastings and Demonstration Cooking
Every day, 10am-4pm, Free with Paid Garden Admission (A Tasteful Place)
Try three different samples featuring a seasonal vegetable, fruit or herb from the garden. Throughout the summer, Chef Isabel Snetsinger, our resident chef of our samples from Gil’s Elegant Catering, will demonstrate her weekly tastings and other ways to prepare the same recipe in this demo. Visit our Recipes page here for past, current and future recipes.

Demonstration Cooking: El Centro College Cooks
Cooking demonstrations every Monday, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

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

May: Edamame Hummus and Papas Bravas
June: Zucchini Bread and Esquites (Mexican Street Corn)
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.

May 29: Saint Rocco’s
June 6: Electric Kitchen
June 27: Tulum Restaurant
July 11: Local Urban Craft Kitchen
July 18: CiboDivino
July 28: La Duni
August 1: Hello Dumplinged
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 (PROBABLY should double check these listings are spelt correctly) and many others. Check out our website regularly for a complete list of vendors.

June 13: The Jelly Queens
June 16: Empanada Cookhouse
June 18: JR’S COOKIE COTTAGEJune 20: Rakkasan Tea
June 21: Philly Pretzel Factory
July 25: Pop Star Popsicles

Just A Taste Series
June 18, August 21, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)
Free with paid garden admission

Come see how these one-of-a-kind cookies are made. JR’S COOKIE COTTAGE shares their techniques on how to create the perfect cookie, followed by small samples. Cookies are available for purchase until 2 p.m.

Vegetable Summer Palooza
(A Tasteful Place)

Let’s celebrate and learn everything about growing, caring, and cooking vegetables from professional gardeners and chefs. Enjoy live music, samples and attendees can purchase locally grown vegetables from vendors.

May 28-June 2- “Tomato Palooza”
June 3-June 9- “Eggplant Palooza”
June 10-June 16- “Pepper Palooza”

Healthy Eating Series for Vegetable Palooza
Presented by Terri Finazzo
3-4pm (A Tasteful Place)
Free with paid garden admission

Celebrate Vegetable Palooza, learn about the different varieties and nutritional values of our weekly hero vegetables, while enjoying a free cooking demonstration.

June 1 Tomatoes
June 8 Eggplants
June 15 Peppers

How-To Cooking Series Presented by Chef Jorn

First Tuesday of the month-June 4, July 2, August 6, 11am-noon (A Tasteful Place)
Free with paid garden admission

Join Chef Jorn, retired chef from The Dallas Art Institute, for a free cooking demonstration using seasonal vegetables from the garden. Get tips and tricks about basic kitchen skills to get ready for family gatherings.

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

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

June 7-Twisted Treats
June 7, July 5, August 2-Yelibelly Chocolates
June 14, July 12, August 9-Mr. Sugar Rush
June 21, July 19, August 16-Pop Star Popsicles
June 28, July 26, August 23-Steel City Pops

National Day Celebration Series

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

May 28 National Hamburger Day
June 1 National Corn Day
June 14 National Strawberry Shortcake Day
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day
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

Savor the Flavor Series “Keep Cool and Fuel with Healthy Fats”
Presented by TWU
June 8, 1-2pm (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

Come discover the science behind ceviche. Learn about the changes that occur while tasting a variety of healthy fats for summer. Paired with a hydrating “mocktail,” enjoy this refreshing, delicious and nutritious break from the heat!

Budget Friendly Meals Cooking Series
Presented by Carol Pock
June 11, 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. Enjoy a cooking demonstration on how to prepare a mozzarella, tomato and basil pizza flat bread.

National Corn Day Cooking Demo
Presented by David Schreiner and his son, Hobbs
June 11, 1-2pm (A Tasteful Place)
Free with paid garden admission

It’s National Corn Day so come out and enjoy a father-son cooking demonstration and learn how to prepare “Elotes” also known as street corn, three different ways. All guests are welcome to enjoy.

Just A Taste Series
Presented by The Jelly Queens
June 13, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

Learn the history of growing strawberries in Texas in this delicious jam demonstration. All attendees get a jar of fresh strawberry jam and a recipe from The Jelly Queens’ new cookbook. The Jelly Queens will remain on site selling their homemade jam until 2pm.

Savor the Flavor Series “5-9 in the Summertime”
Presented by TWU
June 15, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

Most individuals do not get the recommended 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables they need a day. This summer, guests can learn easy ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diet. Taste two summer-centric salad recipes that highlight the season’s freshest foods. Spice things up with southwestern corn salad then cool off with a sweet berry salad with Greek yogurt dip.

Just a Taste Series
Presented by Empanada Cookhouse
June 16, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

Celebrate Father’s Day with Empanada Cookhouse with this popular barbecue demonstration that always sells out. Guests can spoil the most important men their lives with some delicious barbecue and get the opportunity to learn how to make empanadas at home. After the demonstration, Empanada Cookhouse is selling their goodies until 2pm.

Just A Taste Series

Presented by Rakkasan Tea
June 20, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

Join Rakkasan Tea and watch them demonstrate how they produce premium loose-leaf tea grown in post-conflict countries. A variety of their loose-leaf teas will be available to purchase until 2pm.

Just A Taste Series
Presented by Philly Pretzel Factory
June 21, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

Watch Philly Pretzel Factory twist and demonstrate the pretzel making process with prepared strings of dough. Guests can purchase homemade pretzels until 2pm.

Savor the Flavor Series “Cool Down Your Summer with Refreshing Produce!”
Presented by TWU
June 22, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

Free with paid garden admission

Sample a delicious twist on homemade salsa while learning about how to eat and prepare seasonal fruits and vegetables. Learn how to create a refreshingly sweet and spicy snack from ingredients found in local markets and gardens

Cherry Pie
Presented by Emporium Pies
July 4, 11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place–Test Pavilion)

Free with paid garden admission

There’s no better way to celebrate America’s Birthday than with iconic cherry pie. Emporium Pies demonstrates how to make their signature cherry pie from scratch. Learn tips on how to make a traditional flaky pie crust, a delicious cherry filling and a beautiful lattice top.

Budget Friendly Meals 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. Carol demonstrates how to make beef, chicken and bean empanadas and the importance of cooking and freezing them to stay within budget.

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 half way 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 infamous 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 will be there give some extra pours and history on their beer selections

Budget Friendly Meals Cooking Series

Presented by 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.

Interactive Classes

Family Fun in the Kitchen
Presented by Young Chefs Academy
May 19, 2-3:30 pm (A Tasteful Place)

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

Young Chefs Academy from Frisco welcomes children and the young at heart to partake in an interactive cooking class to learn how to make ice cream cone cupcakes with toppings.

Hands on Chocolate Class
Presented by Yelibelly
May 25, 1-3pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-members $70

This hands-on chocolate class teaches attendees how to make floral flavor-infused chocolate ganache and rolling truffles. Each guest can sample a variety of chocolates, experiment with different flavors and take home a box of their own handmade chocolates.

Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Macaron Baking Class
Presented by My French Recipe
May 31, 11am-1pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-members $70

Enjoy an authentic, hands-on French macaron baking class with an expert French chef. Learn to bake delicious chocolate and raspberry macarons. Attendees leave with a nice gift box of homemade macarons.

Summertime and the Cooking is Easy
Presented by Carol Pock
June 1, 11am-1pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $50 Nonmembers $55

Learn to make an easy, breezy meal with a new spin on chicken strips including a great mild halloumi cheese, Japanese panko bread crumbs and lemon pesto. The side salad is filled with vegetables and packed full of colors. Create an avocado, tomato and mozzarella pasta salad with toasted pine nuts and fresh basil, followed by a wonton wrapped fruit cup completed with an orange-chocolate glaze sauce.

Celebration of Summer-Garden to Table Dinner
Presented by Beyond the Box
June 2, 6-8pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $90 Non-Members $99

Kick-off the summer with a gorgeous four-course meal overlooking White Rock Lake and the Dallas skyline at sunset. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres including avocado toast, prosciutto and fig crostini, Dallas Mozzarella Company Whipped Ricotta and Yellowfin tuna. Attendees then enjoy a summer salad, followed by a citrus marinated roasted Cornish game hen and will end the evening with Texas Blueberry Cheesecake. Wine and beer are included with ticket price.

Garden to Table Cooking Class
Presented by Zen and Spice
June 9, 1-3pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-Members $70

This popular summer cooking series is returning and they will focus on preparing healthy meals that are perfect for your family gatherings.

Chef Zach Townsend Chocolate Class
June 23, 1-3pm (A Tasteful Place)
Members $60 Non-Members $70

One of Dallas’ premier chocolatiers, Chef Zach Townsend demonstrates the skills necessary to create sumptuous, easy chocolate desserts. This fun and informative class focuses on how to teach guests to prepare incredible chocolate mousses. Learn all of Zach’s professional secrets about the components of chocolate, how to make the best chocolate choices for desserts, and create easy chocolate decorations for a professional looking finish.

Pack a Gourmet Picnic for Two!
Presented by Lorie Fangio
June 29, 11am-1 pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $70 Non-Members $80

Lorie Fangio returns to teach a gourmet picnic class where guests will learn to pack a picnic (for two) and be able to enjoy it in the best place to picnic in Dallas. This light hands-on class includes each dish prepared in an adorable container. Learn to make pesto pasta salad loaded with fresh vegetables and tangy apple cabbage slaw, roasted red pepper hummus, beef and blue cheese sliders (wrapped and tied for cuteness) along with refreshing fruit skewers. Master the art of mint blackberry lemonade packed in glass bottles and learn how to create adorable individual strawberry shortcake packed in mason jars.

Chocolate and Candy
Presented by Yelibelly
June 30, 1-3pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-Members $70

This hands-on chocolate class teaches attendees how to make flavor-infused chocolate ganache, working with liqueur infusions and preparing truffles and bonbons. Each guest will have the opportunity to sample a variety of chocolate, experiment with different flavors and take home boxes of their handmade chocolates.

Garden to Table Cooking Class
Presented by Zen and Spice
July 14, 1-3pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-Members $70

This popular summer cooking series is returning and they will focus on preparing healthy meals that are perfect for your family gatherings.

Herbs Fresh from the Garden

Presented by Lorie Fangio
July 20, 11am-1pm (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-Members $70

Learn all about how to cook with herbs fresh from the garden or market with one of our most popular chefs, Lorie Fangio. Learn how to create a vibrant appetizer of fresh made chimichurri hummus, a crispy herbed Greek salad, a succulent herb and pistachio crusted chicken, fresh from-the-garden tomato gratin, herb and garlic Parmesan knots, and how to prepare basil infused berries and cream that will not disappoint!

Lemon Macaron
Presented by My French Recipe
July 21 (A Tasteful Place)

Members $60 Non-Members $70

Discover all the secrets to succeed at baking delicious lemon macarons with My French Recipe. The perfect flavor to cope with the summer heat! Learn to make decadent lemon curd and prepare the perfect shell the French way. At the end of the class, attendees get to take home a box of macarons they made.

Peach & Jalapeno Cooking 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.

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.

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.

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

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

Enjoy some time in the kitchen with the family to celebrate Grandparents Day. Young Chefs Academy from Frisco welcomes children and the ‘young at heart’ to partake in a hands-on cooking class where attendees learn to make delicious food from scratch, a perfect gift for the grandparent in your life.

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.

Mother’s Day

May 11 & May 12

Celebrate Mom at the Dallas Arboretum. The first 100 moms to walk through the gates on Saturday and Sunday receive a beautiful, complimentary rose. Guests can enjoy live music, free wine and beer samples both days, and the Volunteer Advisory Board will be on site to take family photos. Pictures are available for purchase. 

Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch with seating’s at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Rosine or Restaurant DeGolyer with our elaborate menu featuring multiple carving stations, extensive chef’s antipasto displays, and more. For reservations, call 214.515.6511 by May 10.  

Stop by the Hoffman Family Gift Store to get a copy of the new Dallas Arboretum Coffee Table Book. It makes the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Purchase the hardcover for $42.98 or the paperback for $29.98.

Saturday, May 11
-Uncommon Wine (free samples)-Val Late Garden, Noon-3 p.m.
-3 Nations Brewery Co.-A Tasteful Place, Noon-3 p.m.

Live music: The Gibbonses-The Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday, May 12
-Emporium Pies Ice Cream Truck-DeGolyer House Crossroads, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

-3 Nations Brewery Co. (free beer samples)-A Tasteful Place, Noon-3 p.m.
-William Chris Vineyards (free wine samples)- A Tasteful Place, Noon-3 p.m.
-White Rock Montessori- The Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, 1 p.m.
-Sierra Leon band performance- Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, 2-4 p.m.

Dallas Arboretum Field Day

Dallas Arboretum Field Day

Presented by the Horticulture Staff

June 26, 9am-3pm

Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

11am-Noon (A Tasteful Place)

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

Enjoy special tips and presentations on summer and autumn gardening.

May 31: The easiest and best plants for your North Texas garden – Native and Adaptive Plants

Jun 14: Refresh your decor with easy-to-grow houseplants

June 28: Cactus and Succulents- learn the secrets for growing these popular plants

July 12: Basic Principles of Garden Design – take your garden to the next level

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

10am (Rosine Hall)
Enjoy a special family friendly feature film in Rosine Hall each Monday morning throughout the summer. Bring your picnic blanket for an indoor picnic during the movie. Popcorn, drinks and candy are available to purchase at the Terrace Café. Dress up as your favorite movie character to be entered into a special giveaway for the best costume each week. Join us the last Monday in July to get a sneak peek of our Autumn at the Arboretum theme for 2019.

June 10, July 8, August 12- The Secret Life of Pets

June 17, July 22, August 19-Mary Poppins Returns

June 24, July 15, August 26-Sing

July 1, August 5-Ralph Breaks the Internet

July 29-It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Hoffman Family Gift Store

April 13, 11am – 3pm – Signing: Cynthia Wildredge, Bun E Leans to Count In French 

April 14-April 18 – Membership Appreciation Week: Members get 15% Discount

April 19, 11am-3pm – Tasting: Bear Creek Smokehouse

April 20, 11am-3pm – Signing: Taama Forasiepi, Jim Jack the Bunny

May 6-May 12 Mother’s Day Sale: 15% off

May 11, 11am-3pm – Tasting: Jelly Queens


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.

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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