Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas

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Wander through 27 hectares (66 acres) of stunning floral displays and tree-lined paths at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. 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 Gardens at the forefront of your travel plans using our Dallas trip builder app.
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  • The pumpkin patch was so adorable and planned. We could see that the Christmas decorations were being set up and they look to be spectacular. Such an amazing place - fabulous restaurants, gardens... 
    The pumpkin patch was so adorable and planned. We could see that the Christmas decorations were being set up and they look to be spectacular. Such an amazing place - fabulous restaurants, gardens...  more »
  • We are traveling to Dallas area mid early November and have been trying to get additional info on the arboretum and holiday lights for our specific situation but this place does NOT respond to their.....  more
    We are traveling to Dallas area mid early November and have been trying to get additional info on the arboretum and holiday lights for our specific situation but this place does NOT respond to their.....  more »
  • Spectacular from start to finish! Beautiful walkways, water fountains/falls among all of the beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. It’s truly a wonder and it is bordered by a lovely lake... 
    Spectacular from start to finish! Beautiful walkways, water fountains/falls among all of the beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. It’s truly a wonder and it is bordered by a lovely lake...  more »
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  • This place is absolutely gorgeous! The plants, trees, and flowers are so beautiful and well kept. The statues are so pretty to look at and they make the garden seem more regal. My favorite things in the gardens had to be the waterfalls and water fountains. There’s also a great view of the lake and lots of great spots to picnic. I would definitely come back!
  • I went there to celebrate my birthday recently and had a wonderful time! I love nature walks, so I really enjoyed it. Parking wasn't bad. The food is reasonably priced. This must really be a hot spot for quinceanera, prom and graduation photos! I will bring my daughter there for photo shoot this summer. It is also a great place for a day date! I enjoy taking photos of nature as well, so I had a field day with my camera! Enjoy the photos below!
  • So many picturesque spots, and it was way bigger than I thought it was going to be which I loved. We got a lot of steps in too! The chicken salad sandwich at lunch was delicious and make sure you check out the tasting pavilion by white rock lake area. They make delicious recipes for you to try each week. By the end of our visit, we left with a membership for two because your tickets get to go towards the membership. Can’t wait to come back very soon for the concerts and events!
  • Overlooking scenic White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is 66 acres of lush gardens to enjoy the beauty of all four seasons. The trees, the seasonal flowers, the ornamental shrubs, the different plant collections and the grass, everything is absolutely gorgeous with lots of water features. Even on sunny hot day, it feels cooler and you can enjoy as there is plenty of shades of the trees with many seating arrangements. There is lot of walking involved so better wear proper walking shoes. The Arboretum not only gives the relaxation and enjoyment, but it also gives an opportunity to learn horticulture and for education and research. The outdoor festivals, concerts and art shows also take place here including the private events like weddings etc. There are lots of photo opportunities to create lifelong memories. Since there are paved walkways everywhere, wheelchairs are easily accessible. It was not crowded also, so you can enjoy at your pace with your space. The parking charges in addition to the admission fees seem higher, otherwise everything was great! Must visit if you are in Dallas.
  • An AMAZING space! The plantings are inspired and the layout is really good. There are areas to picnic, sit quietly under a tree, admire the view of the lake. Good food options. Exceptional staff!! Seasonal plantings and events. Excellent for children, wide smooth paths for mobility-issue guests. Clean bathrooms, though they could use some more considering the size of the space and number of visitors.

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