Dallas Arboretum

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Dallas Arboretum
Description:The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens was created to preserve history and nature. Though the gardens are comparatively young, they are leading the field in pursuit of their mission, which has four parts. They are a world-class display garden, committed to building a maintaining a public venue that
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Promotes the art, enjoyment and knowledge of horticulture;
Provides opportunities for education and research, to give back to the field;
Maintains and develops the Arboretum as an essential resource in Dallas; and
Prioritizes good management and fiscal responsibility.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:8525 Garland Road
Address 2:
City:Dallas
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:75218
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:See website

Admission:See website
Telephone:(214) 515-6500
Website:http://www.dallasarboretum.org/
R E V I E W S
Stacy F, Co-op Member
They have many different events that correspond with the seasons which makes it nice for repeat visits. Homeschool groups can get special rates, but the normal tickets are not cost-prohibitive. Their website says there is a fee for parking, but in all the years I have been there they never charge. The gardens are beautiful and they ALWAYS have kid-friendly areas. My son loves going into the pioneer home and tipi that are there year-round. They also have many different types of gardens/landscaping which makes this the ideal spot for studying different habitats.

They only do "classes" for large groups which is unfortunate, but they will give you materials for a self-guided tour that has worksheets with it for the children. The negative side to doing a group visit is that they plan those on the same days as the public school field trips. The crowds around all the popular exhibits make it less enjoyable. However, the Arboretum is huge so it is not difficult to get away from the crowds. They let you bring in your own food and there are so many beautiful places to have a picnic. Overall, it is a must-see in Dallas.
Vicki Sword, Co-op Member
We have been going to the arboretum annually for years. We love it in the spring especially. Every year there is some new exhibit made out of flowers that is delightful to look at. The children's area has little prairie houses and tee pees. There is also a carriage ride. The gift shop has many neat things for the person with a green thumb.
Olivia S., Co-op Member
This is a wonderful place to take learning and bring it to life, it is also worth it to get a membership to use again and again. Weekly visits are worth it because there is something new each week.
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