SOLD OUT for Friday, Oct 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Limited Gate 4 tickets available for Sunday. Reservations REQUIRED* for members & non-members. Limited tickets available. Guests 5 years of age and older are required to wear a face covering for the duration of their visit. During peak visitation, guests may experience longer than average wait times.

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Member Tips and Events


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 HuntsFall Festival Member NightGarden of Music, a stroll through the gardens filled with the melodies of jazz, harp and guitar, a Members-only Sweets and Treats, 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

Couple walking through a garden

Early Morning Walks

Daily, March 8 – October 31
7 – 9am

Spring through fall, members enjoy early-morning access to the gardens (with a valid membership card only.) We open the gates exclusively to members at 7am to allow them to experience the garden at its freshest and least busy. 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.
No photography is allowed during this time.

garden of music event

Garden of Music

Presented by Dave Perry-Miller

October 6 & 7

Join us for our Members Only 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 Festival Member Night

October 26 & 27

We are so excited to offer a fun, socially distanced Fall Festival that is exclusive to our valued Members. 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.

Santa with children in the garden

Sweets & Treats with Santa

Presented by Reliant

December 5 & 12 (2 dates, 4 sessions)
10:30am & 1pm

This is one holiday tradition not to be missed! Santa and 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. There will be a $22 fee per adult and for participants ages two and above. 


Saturday Morning Member Yoga

Member Yoga has been cancelled until further notice.

Easter Egg Hunts

2021 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. 

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