- $15 for two admissions to Summer at the Arboretum ($30 value)
This family-friendly visit is available June 1–July 31 (except July 3–6), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Duos can pack a picnic and head off to explore the 66 lush acres that include seasonal flowers and plants and four 15ft Texas themed topiary flower houses, life-sized topiary horses, longhorns, a covered wagon, and a hay bale maze. Family Fun Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the garden hosts a petting zoo and face painting, weather permitting.
For an additional $3 per person, guests can visit the 8-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden where preschool- through middle-school-aged kids can immerse themselves in indoor and outdoor science and nature exhibits.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Spread across 66 acres on the shores of White Rock Lake, Dallas Arboretum's themed gardens showcase the broad biodiversity of Texas' unique climate. The gardens' lush plantings and eye-catching vistas have earned the arboretum numerous accolades, including being named one of "15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens" by Architectural Digest and being listed as #1 as Top Attraction in Dallas on TripAdvisor. The newly renovated Lay Family Garden includes a cascading waterfall with limestone benches. Landscaping work is showcased as well: A Woman's Garden has won national acclaim for its garden rooms, reflecting pool, and floral displays. The Arboretum has three major festivals a year: Dallas Blooms, which showcases more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, Autumn at the Arboretum featuring The Pumpkin Village, and The 12 Days of Christmas display. Experience hands on activities in the Rory Meyer's Children's Adventure Garden, preschool- through middle-school-aged kids can immerse themselves in indoor and outdoor science.