My first time at the Arboretum in Dallas, did not disappoint. I am actually totally blown away by the beauty and work that is put into this beautiful place. To be honest my favorite season isn’t really fall but after visiting Autumn at the Arboretum I think I might become a fall girl. I am here to tell you, whether you are a DFW native, passing through, or you need to plan a trip you should 100% add Autumn at the Arboretum in Dallas to your fall bucket list.
THEME OF 2020
This years theme is “The Art of the Pumpkin” and it is certainly that, as you can see by the 90,000+ pumpkins, gourds, and squash. All local sourced right here in Texas and creatively displayed all around the Arboretum. The one acre Pumpkin Village is the perfect spot to take those insta worthy fall photos and let the kids explore in the hay maze. To add even more fall colors into the mix they have 150,000 autumn flowers which creates the most breathtaking scenery.
THINGS TO DO AT THE ARBORETUM
Member Mornings – Daily through October 31st. 7-9am
Members can enjoy early access into the garden.
Twilight Thursdays – Every Thursday Sept 24-Oct 29th
The garden remains open until 8pm for members & visitors to enjoy the outdoors and visit the pumpkin village.
Demonstration Cooking- Every Monday Sept 21st- Oct 26 11-12pm
Demonstration cooking class taught by Chef Lisa Roark, from college’s nationally recognized culinary school.
Chef-tastic Cooking Series – 11-12pm “A Tasteful Place”
Demonstration from renowned chefs & restaurants. Sample a small bite of the fruits of their labor. (See the Arboretum website for specific dates and dishes.)
Mommy & Me Mondays & Tiny Tot Tuesdays – Every Monday & Tuesday through Oct 27th 10am-2pm.
Children’s activities including painted body tattoos, petting zoo, stroller fitness, a hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for purchase, music and more.
Some other activities include:
Walk this Way
Pumpkin Thursday Scavenger Hunt
Learn to grow Horticulture Presentation
Friday’s with Dave
Live Music & Performances Every Weekend
National Coffee Day Celebration
National Cookie Month
All American Weekend
“Owl-O-Ween” with Window Wild
GET YOUR TICKETS:
General Admission – Sept 19th – Nov 1st.
Tickets are a (4) hour block. Mask are required for all indoor spaced and recommended when coming within 6 feet of others while in the garden.
BOGO Wednesdays – Every Wednesday 9am-5pm
Buy one, get one admission every Wednesday.
C.C Young Senior Thursdays
Seniors 65 and older receive $1 off general admission on Thursdays as well as a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Discount Available at ticket booth only.
Autumn at the Arboretum made the perfect girls day and we are definetly making a yearly tradition of it. I absolutely can’t wait to go back and experience the holiday season in this magical place.
Be sure to tag me in your photos of your visit @fitnesswithtaylor & use the hashtags #autumnatthearboretum #ArtofthePumpkin #DallasArboretum // Happy fall, ya’ll!
Xoxo, Taylor G.