Daffodil Days $5 Admission through February 28

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

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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.

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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.


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 samples on January 17 from 12–3pm at the Three Sisters Overlook in A Tasteful Place. 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


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 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.

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.

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