SOLD OUT for Friday, Oct 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Limited Gate 4 tickets available for Sunday. Reservations REQUIRED* for members & non-members. Limited tickets available. Guests 5 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit. During peak visitation, guests may experience longer than average wait times.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Winter Activities

Snowfall on Crape Myrtle Allee

Winter Activities

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


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 from February 1–28. 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


February 1–28Any Day PricingMembers
Seniors (65+)$5$14 Free
Children (2-12)$5$12 Free
Parking$15$15 Free
Parking (online)$10$10 Free

Events and Activities

pressed flowers

Classes and Events

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


Classes and events for February are now finished. For more upcoming events, please visit our Dallas Blooms page.

Haute Sweets Patisserie-King's Cake

Seasonal Programming

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


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.


Mardi Gras Week

February 22–28

Before Dallas Blooms kicks off, plan a visit to the garden to enjoy jazz music and Mardi Gras. Two great jazz bands grace the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn: La Pompe on Saturday, February 22 and Monte Slaver and the Legacy Band on Sunday, February 23. Both bands perform from 2–4pm. On February 25, the first 100 guests will receive complimentary Mardi Gras beads in celebration of “Fat Tuesday.” After picking up festive attire, guests can join in on the many themed events going on throughout the day, including a New Orleans-inspired floral arrangement demonstration by Michael Hamilton and a King’s Cake demonstration by Haute Sweets Patisserie located in A Tasteful Place.

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.

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.

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.

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.

February 28 Ready to start planting? Propagate your favorite plants from seeds or cuttings.

There’s always something in season