Saturday, August 1, 2020

Dallas Arboretum - August Dollar Days

Dallas Arboretum Offers Special 

$2 Admission for August Dollar Days

Seated teas are now available Thursdays to Sundays

Who’s in Charge by Seward Johnson ©1991 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

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. 

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.'"

Waiting to Cross by Seward Johnson ©1986 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

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. The exhibition is supported in part by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.

Window food service is available at the 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 or call 214.515. 6615.

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.

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