8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Member Tips and Events


Member Tips and Events

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Current Season’s Member Exclusive Events

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Early Morning Walks

March 13–November 5, 2022

Take advantage of your membership with an early morning walk or relaxing time in the garden, just for our members. Refresh and enjoy the peace we often miss in the concrete jungles of our city. The Dallas Arboretum offers an escape where peacefulness is easily obtained in the early morning hours. Please don’t forget, timed tickets are still in effect and you will need to reserve your time to participate in the early hours.
No photography is allowed during this time.

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Garden of Music

September 20 & 21, 2022

Join us for Garden of Music! Bring your family or friend for this popular experience. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic to enjoy music and dinner in the gardens! Food trucks will be available as well as the option to bring your own food and beverage. Tickets are available to all members on May 25 and September 2.

The Red Maple Rill Transitioning into Fall Colors

Family Nights

September 28; October 5, 2022
$5 per person

We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Family Night series in 2022! Bring out the entire family to enjoy an evening of live music, food trucks, and plenty of fun activities for children to enjoy. Tickets are available to all Members on September 9.

Goblins in the Garden

October 24 & 25, 2022
$15 per participant

This year we are spreading the fun all over the garden for your little pumpkin to explore! Not-so-spooky fun stations are setup throughout the garden loaded with lots of treats and yummy goodies. There will also be a craft area with festive music set up inside Rosine Hall. This event is appropriate for children ages 2–9. Tickets are available to all Members on September 30.

Sweets & Treats with Santa

December 3 & 10, 2022
10am–12pm & 1–3pm

Santa Claus is coming to town and making a stop at the garden. This event includes delicious sweet treats, a hot chocolate bar, festive Christmas music and fun holiday craft kits for your little one to enjoy at your table. Be sure to bring your camera for a photograph with the big guy himself! This event is appropriate for children 2–9. There is a $25 fee per participant. 2022 tickets are available to all members on November 3.  


Art Workshops

August 9 & 10; September 13 & 14; October 11 & 12; November 2 & 3
Prices vary

Gather your friends, pack your favorite Happy Hour fare, and join us for this exciting Members-only workshop! Each month features a different medium with the end product being both seasonal as well as nature themed. Tickets are available 2 weeks prior to the first session each month. 

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Membership Trip with Dave Forehand

Cruise Portugal’s Douro River with Dave Forehand

7 Nights Starting May 27, 2023

Join host Dave Forehand, vice president of gardens, on this extraordinary cruise along Portugal’s Douro River. Visit the Portuguese destinations of Porto, Entire-os-Rios, Régua, Lamego, Pinhão, Barca d’Alva and Castelo Rodrigo and Salamanco, Spain.

For more information, contact our exclusive travel agent Josh Whitaker at Rudi Steele Travel, Inc. at jwhitaker@rudisteele.com or 214-522-2777.


Member Tips

1. Keep Up With What’s Happening

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – it’s the best way to keep tabs on what’s going on in the garden! Keep an eye out for updates, events and demos happening.

2. Plan For Slower Times

During our spring and fall festivals, the garden gets very crowded on weekends after 11am if the weather is good. Plan to get here right when we open (or earlier) to avoid the crowds while still enjoying the most beautiful garden features.

3. Visit Often

Try to visit us at least twice per season (once at the beginning and once at the end) even if you only have an hour to spare. While the festivals themselves don’t change very much in this time, the garden is always evolving through the unique North Texas weather – what you’ll see on a walk in May is VERY different from what will be blooming in July.

4. Don’t be afraid of the summer heat.

We offer a lot of ways to keep cool and avoid the sun such as tons of shade, indoor areas, water features and misters. Not to mention that the garden is particularly vibrant during the summer with lush, verdant greens, blooming succulents and blooms full of pollinators everywhere.

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