Member Tips and Events
Come see what being a member is all about!
Members 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 Hunts, Fall Festival Member Night, Garden of Music, a stroll through the gardens filled with the melodies of jazz, harp and guitar, a Members-only Breakfast & Lunch with Santa, a wintertime event that includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday stories, crafts and treats.
*There is a discounted admission fee for The 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit for members.
Current Season’s Member Exclusive Events
Early Morning Walks
March 14–November 6
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.
Garden of Music
Sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
June 1 & 2 and October 5 & 6
Join us for Garden of Music! Bring your family or friend for this popular experience. Enjoy musicians playing throughout the garden and food trucks provided by BellaTrino’s Pizzeria and Ruthie’s. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic to enjoy dinner in the gardens at night.
Fall Family Night
September 29 & October 19
We are pleased to announce the addition of Fall Family Nights to the list of Members-only events for 2021! Bring out the entire family to enjoy an evening of live music, food trucks, and plenty of fun activities for children to enjoy. Registration for both evenings will open in early September. Admission to this Members-only event is free for children 12 and under and $5 per adult.
Goblins in the Garden
October 25 & 26
We are spreading the fun out over the entire garden for your little pumpkin to explore. There will be fun stations throughout the garden loaded with treat bags filled with yummy goodies and Halloween-themed craft kits. This event is appropriate for children ages 2 – 9. There will be a $22 fee per adult and for participants ages two and above.
Breakfast & Lunch with Santa
December 4 & 11
10am–12pm & 1–3pm
Santa Claus is coming to town and will be making a stop at the Dallas Arboretum! There will be lots of yummy food, festive Christmas music, and fun holiday crafts. This is a Members-only event and a reservation is required.
Easter Egg Hunts
2022 Dates TBA
Bring your Easter basket to participate in what promises to be a delight for the young and the young at heart as you hunt through the garden at the Dallas Arboretum’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Don’t forget to bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny, along with professional pictures available for purchase.
Saturday Morning Member Yoga
Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions.
1. Keep Up With What’s 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.