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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
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+1 214-515-6500
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral...

A nationally acclaimed 66 acre display garden features breathtaking floral displays all year long. Nestled on the shores of White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum was rated in 2015 by Fodor's Travel as one of America's Best Spring Flower Festivals.

Dallas Blooms festival boasts of over 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, 3,000 azaleas and hundreds of Cherry Blooms-February-April.

Summer in garden includes an outdoor concert series on Thursday evenings and breathtaking colors at every turn.

Autumn at the Arboretum-September-November features a nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring over 65,000 pumpkins/gourds/squash and named one of America's Best Pumpkin festival in 2014 by Fodor's Travel.


The 8 acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden was designed to connect children with nature. Education is a central focus the gardens mission, which teach life and Earth science with 17 indoor/outdoor galleries and 150 interactive activities - Where science and fun become one.

Open seven days a week. Seasonal weekday discounts are available. The garden is closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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The Arboretum is a peaceful and beautiful retreat. Lots of cool trails, plants and trees to see. A great place to relax with family friends or even a date. It is a one of the... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Vladivostok, Russia
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Vladivostok, Russia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Arboretum is a peaceful and beautiful retreat. Lots of cool trails, plants and trees to see. A great place to relax with family friends or even a date. It is a one of the beautiful places to make family or couple pictures. Tips: -Pay for parking online! $8 online or $15 at the gate -Dress comfortably and bring water... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The arboretum is beautiful any time of year! In the spring there is Dallas Blooms, one of my favorite times to visit! The trees, bushes and bulbs are in full bloom and just a sight to see! Even throughout the year there is always much color to enjoy. In the summertime, you can catch music concerts and it's a great... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

It was not only disappointing but it was honestly stupid for this place to be open in the summer. All of the roses and flowers that we expected to see in shaded areas were either burnt or about to die. There were rarely any shade to catch some breath and hide from the sun for a while. Definitely not recommended.

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The Arboretum is a beautiful, well designed collection of art and flowers. My wife and I have visited countless times in each season and are always impressed. They have plenty of events like concerts in Thursdays or special Christmas exhibits at night. I recommend getting the membership as it pays for itself after the next visit.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Year round the Arboretum is spectacular! When I bring my grandchildren I cannot get them to leave the children's garden.

Thank KarenJGregory
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is hands down the very best garden in the great state of Texas. Whether you are out for a romantic picnic in the park, a fun family outing, portraits of any kind, or an event venue, The Arboretum will not disappoint. As one of the top 10 tulip gardens in the world, you simply must visit Dallas Blooms in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Only worth the admission if you love flowers and gardens, but a great spot for professional photographs, private parties, weddings, etc. Otherwise there's many better and more interesting values in Dallas for tourists and natives with time on their hands.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Spring is my favorite time of year to visit. Tulips, dogwoods, and daffodils abound in a stunning landscape full of sculptures and water features. For a peaceful visit, go during the week or arrive as the garden opens. Also--a photographers paradise.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a fantastic experience for all ages. It is beauty for the soul and not to be missed. There is one caveat however; in July it's like the Death March from Bataan. Even for someone used to Dallas summers, this is heat and humidity not to be trifled with. So choose your dates of visit accordingly, bring plenty of... More 

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Houston, United States
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very large and lots of great looking photography backgrounds. Took my family there on the weekend and ended up getting separated, spent half an hour looking for my fiance cause I had both our cell phones. But that should give you an idea of how much there is to see. Lots of women people having couples, wedding, and quinceanera photo... More 

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