8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218


The Camp Lawn at the Arboretum at Sunset


Sponsorship at the Arboretum

Corporate sponsorships underwrite programs that help us maintain this jewel of our community — and help us promote research and education at the arboretum and beyond.

Share Our Mission

Sponsorships are a meaningful way to support our mission and demonstrate your company’s commitment to our community. Underwriting opportunities include:

  • Science education programs for at-risk schools
  • Research into best practices for warm-weather gardening
  • Special events, festivals and concerts
  • Garden growth and maintenance to preserve this important community resource and destination for visitors from around the world

See Current Sponsors

Benefits of Sponsorship

  • Media exposure
  • Signage in the garden
  • Advertising and public relations support
  • Employee discount admission and membership
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Rental venues for corporate entertaining purposes (from simple luncheons to large-scale events)

For More Information

For additional information or to become a sponsor, please contact Missy Whisler at 214.515.6688 or email mwhisler@dallasarboretum.org

Opportunities for Sponsorship

In-kind Gifts

In-kind gifts, such as billboard space, advertising, food and beverage, floral arrangements, printing, and promotional items help us manage our conservative budget to better serve the community. In-kind gifts are recognized at 100 percent of fair market value. Our development and marketing teams will work with you to design attractive packages for cash and in-kind gifts.

Dallas Blooms

With more than 500,000 tulips and other flowering bulbs, our annual floral extravaganza promises to be more breathtaking than ever. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500.

Available opportunities

  • Presenting Sponsor of Dallas Blooms
  • Automotive Sponsor
  • Corporate Appreciation Dinner
  • Mommy & Me Mondays
  • Tiny Tots Tuesdays
  • New Member Welcome Breakfast
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Kids’ Concert

Autumn at the Arboretum

As the weather cools, the Arboretum transitions from the bright colors of spring and summer to the radiant colors of fall. 90,000 pumpkins and gourds come together to create the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, and make Autumn at the Arboretum a destination for children of all ages. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $3,500.

Available opportunities

  • Presenting Sponsor of Autumn at the Arboretum
  • Automotive Sponsor
  • Mommy & Me Mondays
  • Caroline Rose Hunt Society Dinner
  • Tiny Tots Tuesdays
  • Family Fun Weekends
  • Pumpkin Village
  • Pumpkin Houses (five available)
  • Goblins in the Garden

The 12 Days of Christmas

Thousands of families visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden during our annual winter festival to enjoy the sparkling decorations at the historic DeGolyer House and the weekend children’s activities. The 12 Days of Christmas is a lavish Victorian collection of original, three-dimensional, life-size gazebos filled with the charming characters made famous in the old carol. Lighting and music at each gazebo make the exhibit a perfect venue for daytime or evening entertainment. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500.

Available opportunities:

  • Presenting Sponsor of The 12 Days of Christmas
  • Individual Exhibit Sponsor
  • Friends of the Arboretum Holiday Party
  • Sweets and Treats with Santa

Seasonal Sponsorship Opportunities

From May through August, we feature a variety of activities and special events on Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekends. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $3,500.

Available Opportunities

  • Family Fun Fridays
  • August Dollar Days
  • Artscape
  • Garden of Music
  • Mother’s Day Weekend
  • Memorial Day Weekend & Concert

Cool Thursdays Concert Series

The Cool Thursdays Concerts Series returns this spring with new and exciting national cover bands and some of the Metroplex’s best food trucks. These lakeside evenings are a great place to entertain clients, family and friends. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $7,200.

Available opportunities:

  • Spring & Summer Concert Series Presenting Sponsor
  • Individual Prime Concert
  • Individual Non-Prime Concert
  • Fall Concert Series Presenting Sponsor
  • Individual Prime Concert
  • Individual Non-Prime Concert
  • Children’s Concert Series Presenting Sponsor
  • Individual Concert
  • Annual Symphony Concert

Tour des Fleurs

This annual race benefiting the Dallas Arboretum attracts 2,500 people every year, and includes both 1/4 and 1/2 marathon courses around White Rock Lake, and a post-race party and concert at the Arboretum. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500.

Opportunities include

  • Title Sponsor
  • Presenting Sponsor
  • Patron Sponsor
  • Contributing Sponsor
  • Volunteer T-Shirt Sponsor
  • Supporting Sponsor

Children’s Education

The Dallas Arboretum is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier display gardens, but it is also a world-class science education facility. The Arboretum’s life, earth and environmental science programs reach more than 100,000 school-age children every year. For many of these children, a class at the Arboretum is their first chance to study nature in nature. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500.

Opportunities include:

  • Education Program Presenting Sponsor
  • Individual Education Program Sponsorship
  • Science in Action
  • Science First
  • Growing Together
  • Cool Science Investigations
  • Science on the Grow
  • Wishing for Wings
  • Nuts the Squirrel
  • Nature Naturally
  • Little Sprouts Garden Adventures
  • Squirrel Adventure
  • Butterfly Adventure
  • Classroom Lab Programs
  • School Teacher-Led Tours
  • Spring Semester
  • Fall Semester
  • Adventure Backpacks
  • Arboretum Teacher-Led Tours
  • Family Literacy Day

Garden Tram System and Fitness Trail

Many visitors enjoy walking the Arboretum’s Fitness Trail through the gardens as a way to exercise in a spectacular setting. The Presenting Sponsorship opportunity is $10,000.

The volunteer-driven trams are a welcome site for visitors who may not be able to walk the length of the Arboretum’s 66-acre property. Sponsorship of the Garden Tram System is available for six months or a full year, beginning at $5,000.

Children’s Adventure Garden Opportunities

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is an 8-acre “museum without walls” designed to reinforce state and national curriculum standards for life and earth sciences for children in preschool through 6th grade.

Learning Galleries

Seven of the Children’s Adventure Garden’s learning galleries offer teacher-led classes for school groups, many from very low-performing and high-risk schools. Sponsorship begins at $15,000 to support the education programming for one school year in any of the following learning galleries.

  • Native Texas
  • Pure Energy
  • Habitats
  • Earth Cycles
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Living Cycles
  • Plants are Alive
  • Incredible Edible

Costumed Characters

Eddie the Educated Eagle, Betty the Bee and Stump the Tree appear in the Children’s Adventure Garden from time to time to tell visitors about life in their own habitats.

Puppet Theater

Children can stage their own puppet plays on the revolving stage in The Glade.

Get in Touch

For additional information or to become a sponsor, please contact Missy Whisler at 214.515.6688 or email mwhisler@dallasarboretum.org