Member Tips and Events
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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 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.
Garden of Music
March 29 & 30; June 21 & 22; 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 March 10, June 3 and September 2.
Easter Egg Hunts
April 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2022
$25 per participant
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! Tickets are available to all Members on March 23.
April 13; September 28; October 5, 2022
$5 per member adult; $2 per member child
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 March 30 and September 9.
Twilight Tuesday Concert Series
May 10, 17, 24 & 30, 2022
$10 per participant
NEW FOR 2022! Kick back during the golden hour this May and enjoy live music by Backhand Sally, JukeBox Heroes, The Coppertones, and Penny & The Flamethrowers. Each night features a different local cover band performing in the picturesque setting overlooking White Rock Lake. Tickets for this Member-exclusive series are available to all Members on April 20.
Vendor Night in the Garden
July 12, 2022
Join fellow Members for this exclusive night in the garden! Support dozens of local businesses by shopping the Dallas Marketplace located in the main entry plaza. Locally based food trucks are on hand to serve up some Dallas style deliciousness! Tickets are available to all Members on June 23.
Back to School Night
August 2, 2022
The fun doesn’t stop just because summer is coming to a close! Get in the back to school spirit while rocking out to the School of Rock house band on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage as we ring in another school year! Shop kid-owned and kid-focused businesses in our Back to School Marketplace and enjoy plenty of kid friendly crafts and activities inside Rosine Hall. Food trucks will be on hand and as always, you are welcome to bring your own food and beverage to enjoy. Tickets are available to all Members on July 21.
Goblins in the Garden
October 25 & 27, 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.
January 12 & 25; February 22 & 23; March 15 & 16; April 6 & 12; May 11 & 18; June 14 & 15; July 13 & 19; August 9 & 10; September 13 & 14; October 11 & 12; November 2 & 3
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.
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.