Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Dallas

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Wander through 27 hectares (66 acres) of stunning floral displays and tree-lined paths at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden. Situated on the shores of White Rock Lake, the complex boasts a collection of landscaped gardens, open green spaces, and fountains, all with lakeside views overlooking the Dallas city skyline. Admire the garden’s impressive collection of over 2,400 varieties of azaleas, or visit the original estate, the Spanish-style Degolyer House, now home to a garden cafe and the Degolyer Restaurant. Check online for a list of shows happening year-round at the garden’s outdoor concert stage. Put Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dallas trip builder app .
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  • Went with our grown child and his girlfriend (in their 20's) during the Pumpkin festival, but also had Christmas stuff up. Our first time there and thought it was beautiful! I would definitely recomme...  more »
  • I attended a wedding here recently and it was absolutely amazing. Beautiful landscapes! The venue offers so much in the way of options, with considerable attractions nearby for pre & post wedding. The...  more »
  • Great trip to the arboretum. Beautiful and peaceful. Take a cooler and find a relaxing spot. It was hot... kids can play in water... prepare in advance. Tram is available from gate 1 to children’s gar...  more »
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  • This is an amazing public garden with care and acres of beautiful plants and trees. It is easy to walk around and enjoy the many areas of the gardens. Everything is well tended. We had lunch sitting outside overlooking the gardens and listening to a delightful pianist. Our food was very tasty and nicely presented. The price was good. There are also stands that sell fast food, but it is worth taking the time to sit and enjoy a nice meal in a gorgeous atmosphere.
  • I liked the garden, and especially the way they hand trim the plants. I wish the fern exhibit was a lot bigger because it's so nice to walk through the ferns and feel the mist from the mist sprinklers. It would be nice if that area was expanded somehow. Other parts of the gardens that are more cultivated, give me the feeling that I'm walking around on the grounds of an enormous private mansion or luxury royal estate or castle which is a neat feeling. I appreciate the creativity and hard work that went in to planning and developing this property.
  • Really beautiful and well maintained gardens. They had a good selection of easy walking paths, fountains, and tons of photo ops! They also have some food options on site if you are hungry, including an air conditioned restaurant. Only downside was the price. The $15 per person did NOT include parking, which was another $15. And if you want to go to the super cool kids area, it is an extra $3 per person. Plan to stay for a while to make the most of it.
  • Just beautiful. Peaceful. Serene. Perfect. You can spend an entire day here. Picnic. Nap... I happened to go on a spotty/rainy day before everything had bloomed (March) the rain and clouds added more depth and color to my pictures❤...blue filter on one. Warm filter on another...
  • I was visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Dallas and we decided to go to the arboretum. It was a little early, but the tulips and early spring flowers were blooming. The views of the lake were very nice and the children's section was great, and we don't even have kids, but enjoyed it a lot! Wish we had more time to explore, and would be great to see the roses in bloom, the magnolia trees etc. There were some unique fountains to see also. We didn't get to eat but it looked like there were quick foods like hot dogs, something different like grilled cheese and there were nicer restaurants that looked like they would be very good! A nice gift shop too. If you enjoy being outside, looking at flowers, trees, fountains, getting ideas for your own garden, it's a great place. A great place for pictures for prom, weddings, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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