The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden features acres of gardens, from the ornamental to the sunken and color gardens. Theres the interactive pioneer garden and Toad Corners water spout for kids, as well as photo ops galore.
This green spot in Dallas' concrete jungle first opened its gates in 1984. Since then, the park has grown—not just in size, but in the depth and breadth of species that call the arboretum home.
Today, the garden boasts a plethora of family activities, like evening concerts, picnics, garden exploration and Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden, an 8-acre, $62 million children's garden with 17 indoor and outdoor learning galleries and 150-plus interactive exhibits.
This venue can accommodate children with special needs.
Wheelchairs and trams are provided on the grounds (on a first-come basis) for those with walking limitations. Trams provide access to central garden areas and the DeGolyer Home. Tram drivers give histories of both houses and gardens as they pass along on their route through the gardens from the DeGolyer House to the Camp House. Priority given to the mobility impaired. Trams are not available for reservations or renting.
Upcoming Events at Dallas Arboretum
4/15/2018 - 7/31/2018: The Kinetic Art of Lyman Whitaker
See the Dallas Arboretum's summer art exhibit featured throughout the gardens through the end of July. Each piece of artwork, driven by the wind, is organic in nature and dependent upon its natural surroundings to provide their movement.
4/28/2018 - 4/29/2018: Children's Art Escape at Dallas Arboretum's Artscape
While adults explore the vendors, artists and wine tastings of Artscape at the Dallas Arboretum, kids can enjoy arts and crafts in their own space during the Children’s Art Escape, April 27-29, at the garden.
4/28/2018: Animal Adventures with the Dallas Zoo
On Saturday, April 28, the Dallas Zoo brings a few of their favorite friends for an animal encounter in the Incredible Edible Garden. Stop by for a wild adventure with interesting critters.
4/28/2018: Rosie Petal – Daisy Girl Scouts Badge Program
4/28/2018: Flowers – Junior Girl Scouts Badge Program
4/28/2018 - 4/29/2018: Artscape Fine Art and Craft Fair
5/3/2018: Cool Thursdays
5/10/2018: Cool Thursdays
5/13/2018: Mother's Day Brunch
Treat mom with a beautiful day at the Dallas Arboretum for Mother’s Day Brunch with seatings at both Rosine Hall and on the Loggia at the DeGolyer Estate.
5/17/2018: Cool Thursdays
5/19/2018: Girl Scouts Outdoor Art Adventure
5/24/2018: Cool Thursdays
5/25/2018 - 5/28/2018: Memorial Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum
Bring a picnic and start your Memorial Day weekend with live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.
5/31/2018: Cool Thursdays
6/7/2018: Cool Thursdays
6/14/2018: Cool Thursdays
6/21/2018: Cool Thursdays
6/28/2018: Cool Thursdays
9/6/2018: Cool Thursdays
9/13/2018: Cool Thursdays
9/20/2018: Cool Thursdays
9/27/2018: Cool Thursdays
10/4/2018: Cool Thursdays
10/11/2018: Cool Thursdays
10/18/2018: Cool Thursdays
10/25/2018: Cool Thursdays