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 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
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
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.
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.
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.