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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335
Phone Number: +1 214-515-6500
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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It's not a top-notch, but that's it. If you're considering some flower/park experience, do not hesitate. I've been there at sprint blossoming and just some summer time, good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

It's not a top-notch, but that's it. If you're considering some flower/park experience, do not hesitate. I've been there at sprint blossoming and just some summer time, good experience.

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Plants well done, beautiful tulips. Bronze statues are amazing in their detail. Easy walk, for those that have mobility issues, there is a tram that will take you around.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Something for everyone at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum. Breathtaking views of all manner. A definite must see on any trip to Dallas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend. There's very little shade on paved walking areas, so you'll need to bring an umbrella or stop for breaks if you have small children or elderly people. The children's garden was my daughter's favorite, but there's no shade. Probably not a good idea to take infants on warm days. Be sure you take a picnic to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Very nice walking trails through the flowers. Large grass areas and picnic tables for picnics. Store to purchase visitor items. Some views of the lake- very pretty. Gardens are mid size - not super large in area but enough for a pretty afternoon. Areas by running water to sit also. Has a cafe with seating in the shade as well... More 

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We had a very enjoyable visit to these gardens lots of really nice vistas and water features. There seemed to be many things for the little ones to do. Staff was very nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The grandchildren loved to play in the village and run the trails. There is a fountain with a frog in the middle of it. Mother enjoyed the different blooms of many and named all of them for us, and I just enjoyed seeing my family happy. It is near the water and with that backdrop and the blooms, easy breathing... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Dallas Arboretum is a remarkable harbor for anyone wanting to immerse themselves into God's garden. The flowers and works of art grow on a sprawling estate near White Rock Lake in the heart of Dallas. You can walk for hours, maybe days, and nourish your eyes with the incredible flowers and greenery. At Christmas, you can see the 12 Days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Great in the Springtime, and great vistas of Dallas the remainder of the year. Scenic White Rock lake with Downtown Skyline

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The tulips are in full swing and the azelias are getting started. Not to be missed. The new sculptures throughout the gardens are unique.

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