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The Dallas Arboretum will be open from 9am-5pm today.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Member Tips and Events


Member Tips and Events

Come see what being a member is all about!

Members absolutely receive the best value at the Dallas Arboretum.

In addition to free general garden admission and a variety of discounts, members are also invited to a number of exclusive events each year including Easter Egg HuntsGoblins in the Garden, a trick-or-treating event, Garden of Music, a stroll through the gardens filled with the melodies of jazz, harp and guitar, a Members-only and Sweets and Treats, a wintertime event that includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday stories, crafts and treats. *An admission fee is required for The 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit for members and non-members.

Current Season’s Member Exclusive Events

New Member Breakfast

May 18


Please join us to view a video of the amazing Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, hear more about Arboretum member activities, enjoy a continental breakfast, and take a special guided walking tour of our beautiful gardens.   

Reservations are required and will be honored on a first-come,
first-served basis. We anticipate this event will fill up quickly, 
so please make your reservation as soon as possible. 
Registration ends on May 10, or when maximum capacity is reached.

Garden of Music is sponsored by Texas Telcom Credit Union.

Summer Garden of Music

June 4, 2019 – SOLD OUT


Garden of Music is sponsored by Texas Telcom Credit Union.

Fall Garden of Music

September 24, 2019


Goblins in the Garden

October 28 & 29, 2019


Dress up in Halloween costumes with the kids and explore the gardens, trick or treat, enjoy the magical Pumpkin Village, and much more!

Santa with children in the garden

Sweets & Treats with Santa

December 7 & 14, 2019

10:30am and 1:00pm

$21.00 for ages 2 & up

This is one holiday tradition not to be missed! Santa & Mrs. Claus are coming to town and will be making a stop at the Dallas Arboretum for stories, crafts and sweet goodies. Don’t forget to bring a camera for pictures with Santa, along with pictures available for purchase.

Couple walking through a garden

Early Morning Walks


Take advantage of your membership with an early morning walk. Refresh and enjoy the peace we often miss in the concrete jungles of our city. The Dallas Arboretum offers an escape where peacefulness is more easily obtained in the early hours of a morning.

Early Morning Walks

Saturday Mornings

Enjoy guided yoga in the serene beauty of the garden.

Member Tips

Top tips for Dallas Arboretum members

1. Early Morning Access

Spring through Fall, March 10 – November 2, members enjoy early-morning access to the gardens. We open the gates exclusively to members at 7:00am to allow them to experience the garden at its freshest and least busy. Take a stroll, watch our amazing horticulture team at work (but no pictures please, until 9:00am when we’re photo-ready) and take in the dewy wonder of a morning in nature.

2. Keep Up With What’s Happening

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram – it’s the best way to keep tabs on what’s going on in the garden so if something is only happening for a few days, you can stop sneak out on a lunch break or head to the gardens for 30 minutes before we close to experience those fleeting moments like a perfect autumn sunset, a particularly delicious tasting sample, or the wind blowing the petals off the cherry blossoms in spring.

3. Plan For Slower Times

During our spring and fall festivals, the garden gets very crowded on weekends after 11:00am if the weather is decent. Plan to get here right when we open (or earlier) to avoid the crowds while still enjoying the most beautiful garden features.

4. 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, so what you’d see on a walk in May is VERY different from what will be blooming in July.

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

We offer a lot of ways to keep cool and avoid the sun, such a tons of shade, water features, and misters. And the garden is particularly alive during the summer, with lush, verdant greens, blooming succulents, and blooms full of pollinators everywhere.

Not Yet a Member?

Members enjoy benefits year-round. Become a member and reap the benefits.