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Winter Activities

Snowfall on Crape Myrtle Allee

Winter Activities

There’s tons of fun to have at the Arboretum in January and February!

When

January 2 – February 28

It may be cold outside, but we have a full slate of events and activities for you at the Dallas Arboretum!

We are offering $5 general admission for the entire month of January. Parking is $15 at the gate or $10 if purchased online in advance.

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is closed for preventative maintenance from January 1 to February 28.   

A Tasteful Place building and pavilion

Admission

January 2 – 31Any Day PricingMembers
Adults$5$17Free
Seniors (65+)$5$14 Free
Children (2-12)$5$12 Free
Parking$15$15 Free
Parking (online)$10$10 Free

Events and Activities

Classes and Events

Winter classes, special events and garden-to-table dinners, all happening at A Tasteful Place.

 

Chinese New Year Garden to Table Dinner

Presented by Imoto

January 23 • 6:30 – 8:30pm
$145 ($125 for Members)

Acclaimed Chef Kent Rathbun brings a delectable menu for this Chinese New Year themed Garden to Table Dinner. Enjoy a three-course menu, which includes a variety of dumplings, pot stickers and Mongolian BBQ ribs as an entree with signature beer pairings. Guests also enjoy a special presentation and demonstration by Chef Kent.

Register Here

 

Super Bowl Spread Class

Presented by Chef Jayson Jones

January 24 • 6 – 8pm
$90 ($80 for Members)

Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party by joining Chef Jayson Jones as he shows you how to create the ultimate Super Bowl spread with five different recipes featuring smoky chili and loaded queso dip. This interactive class is the best way to prep your game day menu as you sip on beer and wine and learn all things munchies from Chef Jayson.

Register Here

 

Butter Croissant & Chocolate Croissant Class

Presented by My French Recipe

February 8 • 10:30am – 12:30pm
$80 ($70 for Members)

Be transported to France and learn all the secrets to succeed with croissant dough from My French Recipe. Make the puff pastry from scratch, shape delicious butter croissants, chocolate croissants and strawberry rolls. Leave the class with perfect pastries to enjoy yourself or share with loved ones – as well as a recipe booklet.

Register Here

 

Heart Shaped Macaron Class

Presented by My French Recipe

February 8 • 2 – 4pm
$80 ($70 for Members)

My French Recipe teaches how to bake heart shaped macarons with a delicious dark chocolate ganache and a touch of fresh raspberry – the perfect treat to prepare before Valentine’s Day. All attendees leave with a gift box of their own macarons and a recipe booklet.

Register Here

 

Galentine’s Pressed Flower Class

Designs by Andrea Pressed Flowers

February 9 • 3 – 5pm
$80 ($70 for Members)

Gather the girls for a fun afternoon to create a timeless piece of art utilizing gorgeous blooms. Andrea leads attendees on how to work with beautiful pressed flowers to achieve a unique work of art. It’s the perfect class for bridal showers and Galentine’s gatherings.

Register Here

 

Galentine’s Day Garden to Table Dinner

Presented by Gil’s Elegant Catering

February 13 • 6:30 – 8:30pm
$120 ($105 for Members)

While Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate romantic love, Galentine’s Day on February 13 is dedicated to celebrating friendship. Bring a bestie for a fun evening with a three-course menu inspired by the most beloved chick-flicks! Champagne pairings are included – list coming soon.

Register Here

See Menu

Annie the groundhog

Seasonal Programming

With beautiful sights and special seasonal activities happening daily, the Dallas Arboretum is your home this winter.

National Day Celebration Series

Join us throughout the winter with this series that highlights national days where guests can watch a cooking demonstration with samples. Enjoy unique and tasty products also available for purchase.

January 30 Croissant Day: Des Patisseries
January 31 Hot Chocolate Day: Hive Coffee
February 5 Nutella Day: My French Recipe

 

Veganuary Series

Every Saturday in January
11am – 12pm • A Tasteful Place

Every Saturday in January we welcome some of Dallas’ top vegan chefs and restaurants. Watch as they make amazing and flavorful dishes that are meat and dairy-free. Small samples of their creations are provided.

January 18 Bam’s Vegan
January 25 Spiral Diner

 

New Year Refresh Series with Bee Organized

Every Sunday in January

1-2pm • A Tasteful Place

Bee Organized is in the garden every Sunday in January to help you start the new year by sharing helpful tips and tricks on how to organize all different areas of your home and life.

January 19 Master Closet Madness: Step-by-step instructions and tips on how to organize your master closet.
January 26 Office and Electronic Organization Made Easy.

 

Workout Weekend BINGO

Every weekend 9am-5pm
January 4 – February 12

Let us help you kick start the New Year. Stick to your New Year’s resolution to be healthier with this fun Workout Weekend BINGO game. Pick up a card at the information booth to participate. Each BINGO square takes you to a different part of the garden and pairs a fun exercise to do there. No equipment is required – just nature and your motivation. Please consult with your physician before starting a new exercise routine. Workout attire must follow our garden etiquette guidelines. Bring a friend to join you and water to stay hydrated.

 

Urban Composting Basics with Turn Compost

Every Thursday in January
1-2pm • A Tasteful Place

Did you know that at least 30% of what goes into our landfill is compostable kitchen and yard waste? Learn about urban composting basics and how to do it yourself from Turn Compost Founder Lauren Clarke.

 

Groundhog’s Day Celebration

February 2 • 6:30am
A Tasteful Place

Come early and find out if winter is sticking around, or if spring arrives in time for Dallas Blooms. Arboretum Annie, our groundhog, is onsite to predict the weather based on if she sees her shadow or not at our sunrise ceremony at 7:22am. Enjoy a full day of fun, starting with one complimentary coffee or hot chocolate, breakfast food vendor sales in the garden and (of course!) a screening of the popular movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray.

We also welcome students to enter our Groundhog’s Day Proclamation Writing Contest. Proclamation
proposals need to be written in “Groundhogese” language (from the point of view of Arboretum Annie in
the garden) and need to be submitted to mcastillo@dallasarboretum.org by January 29.

All attendees are welcome to enter our 2nd Annual Groundhog’s Day Hat Contest on the day of the big event, too!

See full details for both contests here.

Heart Healthy: Culinary Demo

Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND

February 6 • 11am-12pm
A Tasteful Place

Join us for a unique program in February, which is dedicated to heart month. Get all the secrets of heart-healthy eating as Cindy shares her favorite recipes that demonstrate how fresh ingredients and bold flavors can make wholesome food taste delicious and nutritious. Learn what foods and cooking methods are powerful allies in the defense against heart disease.

 

Sugar Free Series

Presented by UT Southwestern

February 9 & 16 • 1-2pm
A Tasteful Place

Keep your healthy New Year mentality going strong by learning from nutrition experts on why it’s important to cut back on sugar and the easy ways to translate this tip into everyday cooking and lifestyle. Don’t miss this two-part series with informative presentations including tips and tricks followed by samples of sugar free snacks and drinks.

 

Mysteries of Seafood Cookery Revealed: Culinary Demo

Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND

February 13 • 11am-12pm
A Tasteful Place

Learn to expand your seafood horizons featuring the freshest catch from the fish market. Cindy offers a wealth of information on savvy seafood shopping, handling and preparing tasty coastal recipes. You can reel in some new dishes featuring treasures from the sea – easy enough for a midweek meal and fabulous enough to add panache to any dinner party.

 

President’s Day Weekend

February 15 – 17

President’s Day weekend is full of fun activities for everyone. Children can participate in crafts in the Ginsburg Plaza. Adults can enjoy complimentary beer or wine tastings all three days. Specials include $2 hot dogs, $2 root beer floats and $2 cherry pies at the Terrace Café. Live music performances take place from 2-4pm on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.

February 15 Rushmore Band
February 16 The Closers
February 17 The Missing Three

Free and Repeating Programs

Visit A Tasteful Place for sampling, cooking demonstrations, “Learn to Grow” presentations,  horticulture presentations, and daily harvests.

 

Seasonal Tastings

Every Day • 10am – 4pm

Try three free different samples featuring a dish using a vegetable, fruit or herb from the garden. Click here for past, current and future recipes.

 

El Centro College Cooks

Every Monday • 11am – 12pm

Participate in this popular cooking demonstration, taught by talented Chef Lisa Roark from El Centro’s nationally recognized Hospitality and Culinary Institute. Two recipes are demonstrated each month followed by samples.

January
Hungarian Creamy Garlic Soup
Beet and Cabbage Slaw

February
Onion Jam Open-Faced Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Mustard Green Salad

 

Tasteful Tuesdays

Every Tuesday • 11am – 12pm

Learn from the pros how to creatively work with flowers by attending these free demonstrations.

January 21 Lane Florist
January 28 Token Flowers
February 4 Ruibal’s
February 11 Avant Garden
February 18 McShan Florist
February 25 Michael Hamilton

 

Chef-Tastic Cooking Series

Wednesdays & Saturdays • 11am – 12pm

Watch a demonstration from local chefs as they demonstrate how to make one of their signature dishes with a small taste for attendees to sample.

January 22 Unrefined Bakery
February 1 YeliBelly Chocolates
February 5 My French Recipe
February 12 Pink Magnolia
February 15 One90 Smoked Meats
February 19 Petro Bar & Bistro
February 22 Shell Shack
February 25* Haute Sweets Patisserie (*Tuesday from 1-2pm)
February 29 Meat Church

 

Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation

Select Fridays • 11am – 12pm

Presented by the North Texas Master Gardeners or the Dallas Arboretum horticulture staff. Enjoy special tips and presentations on spring and early summer gardening.

January 31 Spring is right around the corner. Time to start planning your spring garden!
February 14 Want to save time, money, and water? Fill your landscape with native and adaptive plants.
February 28 Ready to start planting? Propagate your favorite plants from seeds or cuttings.

There’s always something in season