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
9/23/2017 - 11/22/2017: Autumn at the Arboretum
Stroll through an elaborate, The Wizard of Oz-themed display of more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash and 150,000 fall blooms. Wander through the Haybale Maze and browse mini pumpkins for sale in the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch.
10/26/2017: Cool Thursdays
Bring low-to-the-ground chairs and blankets to relax on the lawn overlooking White Rock Lake, grab dinner from food trucks and listen to a different band play every week.
10/30/2017: Living Cycles
11/1/2017: Día de los Muertos
11/4/2017 - 1/8/2018: Holiday at the Arboretum
See the dramatic exhibition of 25-foot-tall gazebos featuring life-size Victorian-costumed mannequins and whimsical animals from the popular carol.
11/13/2017: Earth from Space
11/20/2017: Family Fun in the Kitchen
11/27/2017: Incredible Edible