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
October 5 & 6
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 for both evenings are Butcher’s Son, Chiave’s Italian Street Food, and Ruthie’s Rolling Café. Terrace Café and Café on the Green will be open for beer and wine sales with a limited food menu. Tickets available now!
Fall Family Night
September 29 (SOLD OUT) & 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. Food trucks for the September event are Easy Slider, Yummy Pizza, Tacos, Bites & Beats, and Kona Ice. Admission to this Members-only event is free for children 12 and under and $5 per adult. Tickets for the October 19 event will go on sale to Members on September 29.
Goblins in the Garden
October 25 & 27
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 set up in Rosine Hall. This event is appropriate for children ages 2–9. There is a $15 fee per participant. Tickets for this event have sold out.
Sweets & Treats with Santa
December 4 & 11
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 $23 fee per participant. Tickets are available to all Members on November 3.
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.
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.