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.
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Events and Activities
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.