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Member Tips and Events


Member Tips and Events

Come see what being a member is all about!

Current Season’s Member Exclusive Events

Annual Arboretum Membership Meeting

November 13 • 5:00pm • Rosine Hall

Join us for an overview of current and upcoming Arboretum projects and activities. This is also your chance to vote on the 2024 Board of Directors. To RSVP, please email Angelica Doherty at adoherty@dallasarboretum.org

Sweets & Treats with Santa

December 2, 9 & 16
10am & 1pm

$25 fee per participant

Get your list for Santa ready, and prepare your sweet tooth because this is one holiday tradition not to be missed. Enjoy a delicious buffet of sweets and a take home a box of goodies from Mud Puddle Co. Crafts, story time with Mrs. Claus, and of course photos with the big guy himself.

Tickets are available to all Members on November 3.  

Happy Hearts Hop

February 10, 2024
10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm
$25 per person

Join us for our third annual Happy Hearts Hop! This Valentine’s Day themed dance includes an interactive DJ, festive crafts, a candy buffet, and a take-home cookie kit from Mud Puddle Co. Be sure to bring your camera for a photo in our photobooth; a professional photographer will be on hand as well. This event is suitable for children ages 3 and up. There is a $25 fee per participant.

Early Morning Walks

Member Morning hours have ended for the year and will resume on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

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. Reservations are required and available exclusively to members.

No photography is allowed during this time.

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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