August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum Offers Special
$2 Admission for August Dollar Days

Seated teas are now available Thursdays to Sundays

The dog days of summer are the perfect excuse for August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. Named "one of the world's most beautiful gardens" by MSN, the Dallas Arboretum offers $2 general garden admission and $5 for parking for the entire month. The many floral beds are bursting with impatiens, lobelias, begonias, salvia, marigolds, zinnias, caladiums, lantana, cannas, vinca and pentas.

Visitors can also see what's growing in A Tasteful Place, the Arboretum's 3.5-acre potager garden, pavilion and kitchen inspired by the movement toward growing and eating fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food.

Advance online timed tickets are now required for entry to the Arboretum by calling 214-515-6615 or visiting the website at Face masks are highly encouraged in the garden, but they are required in restrooms and indoor facilities. For more information about garden procedures during this time, please see the Know Before You Go FAQ here.

Alan Walne, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, "People have been sheltering in place and need some place where they can be outside to enjoy nature in a socially distant fashion. The Dallas Arboretum is the perfect place to do so at an affordable price, so we welcome you to 'let nature nurture you.'"

Now through September 7, a highlight of Summer at the Arboretum is Seward Johnson's "Celebrating the Familiar" exhibit, a collection of 25 life-size cast bronze sculptures throughout the garden. Johnson's sculptures of people performing familiar tasks reflecting ordinary life were created to celebrate the great value in everyday activities, and to encourage taking a moment to savor them. These activities include gardening, fishing, reading and enjoying a conversation. Creating the fine details of people's poses, gestures and expressions are the defining elements of his work. The exhibition is supported in part by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.

Window food service is available at our Terrace Café presented by Gil's Elegant Catering and includes a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, drinks and adult beverages. Restaurant DeGolyer and Seated Teas are open for visitors Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Café on the Green is open Fridays through Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., through September 18. To make a reservation for Seated Tea, visit, email [email protected] or call 214.515. 6615.

The Dallas Arboretum has created a one-mile path and other leisurely walking paths around the garden to make it easier to tour while social distancing. Guests can also enjoy respite in the Pecan Grove, the Jonsson Color Garden, on the Camp House Lawn and the lawn of the Lay Family Garden.   All gardens are open, except the The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden and the DeGolyer House are closed. Check the website and social media for the latest information before visiting.

About the Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in July and August. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12, and free for Arboretum members and children under two.  On-site parking is $15 or $10, if purchased in advance online.


Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
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(214) 515-6615

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