8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Member Tips and Events


Member Tips and Events

Come see what being a member is all about!

Members absolutely 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 HuntsGoblins in the Garden, a trick-or-treating event, Garden of Music, a stroll through the gardens filled with the melodies of jazz, harp and guitar, a Members-only and Sweets and Treats, a wintertime event that includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday stories, crafts and treats. *An admission fee is required for The 12 Days of Christmas at Night exhibit for members and non-members.

Current Season’s Member Exclusive Events

The 12 Days of Christmas Event has individually themed areas for you to enjoy

Member Exclusive $5 Tickets to 12 Days of Christmas at Night For Wednesday and Thursday Nights through December 31

Tickets on sale now through August 14

The greatest holiday experience in the Southwest has become a family tradition in Dallas. Beginning November 9, stroll the garden and enjoy the elaborate 25-foot-tall Victorian-style gazebos that represent each of the 12 Days of Christmas. Delight with your family as you take in close to 1 million holiday lights and a 30-foot-tall spruce tree in the center of the property.
The historically updated DeGolyer home features “Christkindl Market Treasures” and will be delightfully decorated as a Christkindl Market beginning November 29 open daily and on Wednesday evenings.

Buy Discounted 12 Days of Christmas at Night Tickets

Fall Garden of Music

September 24, 2019, 6pm

Bands: Lee Harbaugh, Astraios Chamber Music, DJ KB, SierraLeone, Cool Side of Easy, Serenata Strings

Food Trucks: Chiave’s Italian Street Food, Aunt Shirley’s, Street Bites

Sponsored by Compass


Goblins in the Garden

October 28 & 29, 2019


Dress up in Halloween costumes with the kids and explore the gardens, trick or treat, enjoy the magical Pumpkin Village, and much more!

Santa with children in the garden

Sweets & Treats with Santa

December 7 & 14, 2019

10:30am and 1:00pm

$21.00 for ages 2 & up

This is one holiday tradition not to be missed! Santa & 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.

Sponsored by Coram Deo Academy

Couple walking through a garden

Early Morning Walks


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.

Early Morning Walks

Saturday Mornings

Enjoy guided yoga in the serene beauty of the garden.

Member Tips

Top tips for Dallas Arboretum members

1. Early Morning Access

Spring through Fall, March 10 – November 2, members enjoy early-morning access to the gardens. We open the gates exclusively to members at 7:00am to allow them to experience the garden at its freshest and least busy. Take a stroll, watch our amazing horticulture team at work (but no pictures please, until 9:00am when we’re photo-ready) and take in the dewy wonder of a morning in nature.

2. Keep Up With What’s Happening

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram – it’s the best way to keep tabs on what’s going on in the garden so if something is only happening for a few days, you can stop sneak out on a lunch break or head to the gardens for 30 minutes before we close to experience those fleeting moments like a perfect autumn sunset, a particularly delicious tasting sample, or the wind blowing the petals off the cherry blossoms in spring.

3. Plan For Slower Times

During our spring and fall festivals, the garden gets very crowded on weekends after 11:00am if the weather is decent. Plan to get here right when we open (or earlier) to avoid the crowds while still enjoying the most beautiful garden features.

4. 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, so what you’d see on a walk in May is VERY different from what will be blooming in July.

5. Don’t be afraid of the summer heat.

We offer a lot of ways to keep cool and avoid the sun, such a tons of shade, water features, and misters. And the garden is particularly alive during the summer, with lush, verdant greens, blooming succulents, and blooms full of pollinators everywhere.

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