European explorers were so impressed by the natural splendor of the New World that they immediately penned songs such as "America the Beautiful" and "Happy Birthday," which was originally written for an oak tree. Find your musical muse with today's Groupon to The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get two adult admissions (up to a $24 value).
- For $24, you get four adult admissions (up to a $48 value).
- For $36, you get six adult admissions (up to a $72 value).
Widely lauded for its beauty and ornamental significance, The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden charms visitors with 66 acres of lush plant life, majestic vistas, and dramatic scenery surrounding serene White Rock Lake. Admission to the arboretum grants flower gawkers permission to gaze upon the splendor of thriving flora interwoven with stately pecan trees, majestic magnolias, and weeping willows easily consoled by flowers and serenades. Fifteen gardens comprise the expansive property, enchanting the masses with prominent displays such as late-blooming tulips, praised by Southern Living as the best place to view tulips outside of the Netherlands and the tulip zoo.
Although the gardens lure visitors as the main attraction, the plant palace also entertains green-thumbed guests with fun seasonal activities, open to the public from September 17 to November 23. Every fall the outdoor greenhouse transforms into an autumn wonderland, saluting the skies with 150,000 blooming fall flowers, foliage plantings, and more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Guests can peruse a selection of potential jack-o’-lanterns or substitute football helmets at the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch and navigate the children's hay-bale maze in the Pecan Grove, providing interactive fun for the whole family.
Although The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden sometimes features discounted prices on Wednesdays, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
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 a spot on Travel Channel's list of "Best Botanical Gardens in the US." The Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill includes a century-old Japanese maple. 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 four major festivals a year: Dallas Blooms, which showcases more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, Summer Flower Village, Pumpkin Village, and The 12 Days of Christmas display. Their eight-acre Rory Meyer's Children's Adventure Garden opened in 2012.