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Plan Your Visit

Make the most of your trip to the Arboretum by planning ahead with these time-saving tips and suggested guides. Find the best time for your visit with the following resources.

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Children's Garden

Know Before You Go

  • Peak traffic times for the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden are weekdays before 2 p.m.
  • On weekdays during the school year, seven of the 17 galleries in the Children's Garden are often reserved for school groups. When applicable, closings will be posted on our website.
  • Although you are not required to purchase tickets in advance for the Children's Garden, it is strongly recommended in order to ensure access at your desired time.
  • Tickets are timed (morning and afternoon) and can be purchased online.
  • Parking is $10 per vehicle (free for members) and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Discounted $5 parking can be purchased online, but is also available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Once the main lot fills to capacity, all visitors will be directed to the off-site parking lot located at Gaston and Garland Road and can ride a shuttle to the Arboretum.

Admission & Ticket Information

Visit as a Family Click for More

Check the calendar before you visit for events, festivals, exhibitions and classes


Information-BoothVisit the Information Booth located at the main entrance for maps, free wheelchair rentals (on a first-come, first-served basis), $10 wagon rentals (not permitted in the Children's Garden), scavenger hunts and much more.




Tree-Scavenger-HuntTest your Arboretum knowledge with this fun and educational tree scavenger hunt. Download the PDF and print it from home, or pick up a copy from the Information Booth. This fun activity for kids will not only entertain, but will also serve as a great guide through the gardens. ​Answers available here.



GiftShop_3_forwebThe Gift Store is located in the Ginsburg Family Plaza near the main entrance and contains gifts and items you may need for your garden visit. You can also purchase mementos to commemorate your trip to the Arboretum. 


 


Lula-Mae​The Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace is located in the Ginsburg Family Plaza just past the main entrance. Seasonal soup offerings, hot and cold sandwiches, as well as delicious fresh salads are available for purchase. Enjoy a freshly made lunch on the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace or order it to-go for a picnic in the garden.



Japanese-Cherries-and-tulips-along-the-PaseoProceed through the Ginsburg Family Plaza to the Paseo de Flores, the main garden pathway. Along The Paseo, visitors can stop for a photo opportunity at the Magnolia Glade, the Crape Myrtle Allee, the Toad Corners Fountain, the Shadow Garden and the Pecan Grove.




Front-of-DeGolyer-Estate1The DeGolyer Estate is the first house to the left of the Paseo de Flores. Attached to the Estate is ​Restaurant DeGolyer. This exceptional venue, nestled in the center of our 66-acre garden, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.




Color-Garden-VisitFeel free to bring your own food and drink to enjoy in your favorite part of the Garden.

Learn about the Named Gardens




Cascades-in-the-Red-Maple-RillPast the DeGolyer Estate, on the left of the Paseo, are over 200 Red Maples in the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill. Follow the paths (which are ADA-compliant) toward White Rock Lake to where the Rill ends with a feature pond. Stop by the ​Canopy Café, located at the top of the Red Maple Rill, for quick snacks, drinks and ice cream. This dining option is open during festivals.


Concert-Lawn-e-mailableThe Paseo continues to Fogelson Fountain in front of the Alex Camp House. This house serves as an administrative building upstairs and is available for rentals downstairs. Although the interior of this building is not available for touring, visitors may walk around the outside of the Camp House towards the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. Kids can run, play and roll on the grass hill.


Pure-Energy-Tower-and-Energy-Learning-Gallery_web​The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is just beyond the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. Admission to this garden is $3 in addition to general garden admission. Advance reservations are strongly recommended for the Children’s Garden. 



1-Childrens-Garden-Cascade-WaterfallThe Children's Adventure Garden Cafe by Two Sisters is open weekdays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weekends, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. offering healthier dining options, including a children's menu.




Accolades

  • America's Best Botanical Gardens - ProFlowers, 2013
  • Best for Families 2013, Best Spot for Open Space and Fresh Air - Dallas Child Magazine, 2013
  • Best Botanical Gardens in the US - Travel Channel, 2013
  • The Nine Best Outdoor Venues in North Texas - Dallas Observer, 2013
  • 10 Great Flower Shows and Garden Events - USA Today, 2013

Visit with a Date Click for More

Check the calendar before you visit for events, festivals, exhibitions and classes


Information-BoothVisit the Information Booth located at the main entrance for a map of the Garden. The volunteers at the Information Booth can provide you with a map and suggest the best gardens to visit based on your time limit and interests.




GiftShop_3_forwebThe Gift Store is located in the Ginsburg Family Plaza near the main entrance. Stop by to grab a picnic blanket or a memento from your special day.

Visit the online gift store



Lula-Mae​The Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace is located in the Ginsburg Family Plaza just past the main entrance. Seasonal soup offerings, hot and cold sandwiches, as well as delicious fresh salads are available for purchase. Enjoy a freshly made lunch on the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace or order it to-go for a picnic in the garden.



Japanese-Cherries-and-tulips-along-the-PaseoProceed through the Ginsburg Family Plaza to the Paseo de Flores, the main garden pathway. Along The Paseo, visitors can get a glimpse of the Magnolia Glade, the Crape Myrtle Allee, the Toad Corners Fountain, the Shadow Garden, The Trial Gardens and the Pecan Grove.



Lush-new-landscape-at-the-DeGolyer-Estate-entryThe DeGolyer Estate is the first house to the left of the Paseo de Flores. Tour the lavish estate with newly restored, 1940s inspired décor. Guided tours are available and self-guided tours are allowed during festivals. Docent-led tours are available during January and February.



DeGolyer-OutdoorAttached to the Estate is ​Restaurant DeGolyer. This exceptional venue, nestled in the center of our 66-acre garden, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seated Tea is available at different times throughout the year, but does require advance reservations.




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Feel free to bring your own food and drink and enjoy a picnic in A Woman’s Garden, located behind the DeGolyer Estate. There are many ideal locations for a picnic for two in the formal gardens.



Beautiful-Spring-color-in-the-Red-Maple-RillPast A Woman's Garden are over 200 Red Maples in the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill. Follow the paths (which are ADA-compliant) toward White Rock Lake to where the Rill ends with a feature pond. Stop by the Canopy Café, located at the top of the Red Maple Rill, for quick snacks, drinks and ice cream. This dining option is open during Seasonal Festivals.



Concert-Lawn-e-mailableThe Paseo continues to Fogelson Fountain in front of the Alex Camp House. This house serves as an administrative building upstairs and is available for rentals downstairs. Although the interior of this building is not available for touring, visitors may walk around the outside of the Camp House towards the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn. This wide open space is perfect for enjoying a nice glass of wine and a great view of White Rock Lake.


Accolades 

  • Best Date Spot - Neighbors Choice Award 2010
  • The best place to propose - Preston Hollow People 2010
  • 5 Best of Wedding Venues - The Knot 2013
  • Best Photo Opportunities in Dallas - AOL Travel News, September 2010
  • Ten Best Walks in Texas - Fort Worth Star Telegram, June 2010

Visit for Health and Relaxation Click for More

Check the calendar before you arrive for events, festivals, exhibitions and classes


Information-BoothVisit the Information Booth located at the main entrance for a map of the Garden. The volunteers at the Information Booth can also provide directions to the One Mile Fitness Trail.





Walking-Trail-2​Download and print this map to guide you through the garden on our One Mile Fitness Trail. Look for distance markers along the trail to keep you on track!





GiftShop_3_forwebThe Gift Store is located in the Ginsburg Family Plaza near the main entrance and contains gifts and items you may need for your garden visit.

Visit the Online Shop



Lula-Mae​The Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace is located in the Ginsburg Family Plaza just past the main entrance. Seasonal soup offerings, hot and cold sandwiches, as well as delicious fresh salads are available for purchase. Enjoy a freshly made lunch on the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace or order it to-go for a picnic in the garden.



Japanese-Cherries-and-tulips-along-the-PaseoPower walk through the Ginsburg Family Plaza to the Paseo de Flores, the main garden pathway. Along The Paseo, visitors can get a glimpse of the Magnolia Glade, the Crape Myrtle Allee, the Toad Corners Fountain, the Shadow Garden, The Trial Gardens and the Pecan Grove.



DeGolyer-OutdoorIn need of a nutritional snack? Attached to the DeGolyer Estate is ​Restaurant DeGolyer. This exceptional venue, nestled in the center of our 66-acre garden, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.




Waterfall-in-The-Nancy-Rutchik-Red-Maple-RillContinue along the Paseo until you see the entrance to the ​Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill on your left. There are over 200 Red Maples in the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill. Follow the paths (which are ADA-compliant) toward White Rock Lake to where the Rill ends with a feature pond. Stop by the Canopy Café, located at the top of the Red Maple Rill, for quick snacks, drinks and ice cream. This dining option is open during Seasonal Festivals.


Alex-Camp-Home11The Fogelson Fountain is just past Canopy Cafe and sits in front of the Alex Camp House. Circle the fountain and return to the Paseo. Follow the Paseo back to the main entrance to complete your walk.




Accolades

  • Ten Best Walks in Texas – Fort Worth Star Telegram, June 2010
  • Dallas Arboretum Fern Dell: ‘Best Place for a Walk in August’ – Dallas Observer 2004
  • 10 Things to Do & 10 Places to Go for Healthy Living in Dallas – Healthytips.org

A Quick Visit Click for More

Check the calendar before you arrive for events, festivals, exhibitions and classes


Information-BoothUpon arrival, visit the Information Booth located at the main entrance for maps, free wheelchair rentals (on a first-come, first-served basis), $10 wagon rentals (not permitted in the Children's Garden), scavenger hunts and much more. The volunteers at the Information Booth can provide you with a map and suggest the best gardens to visit based on your time limit and interests.


GiftShop_3_forwebThe Gift Store is located in the Ginsburg Family Plaza near the main entrance and contains gifts and items you may need for your garden visit.

Visit the Online Store



Lula-MaeThe Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace is located in the Ginsburg Family Plaza just past the main entrance. Seasonal soup offerings, hot and cold sandwiches, as well as delicious fresh salads are available for purchase. Enjoy a freshly made lunch on the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace or order it to-go for a picnic in the garden.



DeGolyer EstateProceed through the Ginsburg Family Plaza to the Paseo de Flores, the main garden pathway. The DeGolyer Estate is the first estate to the left of the Paseo de Flores. Attached to the Estate is Restaurant DeGolyer. This exceptional venue, nestled in the center of our 66-acre garden, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Blooms_edit2_SnapseedFeel free to bring your own food and drink to enjoy in your favorite part of the garden.

Learn about the named gardens



The-entry-waterfall-in-the-Red-Maple-RillPast the DeGolyer Estate, on the left of the Paseo, are over 200 Red Maples in the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill. Follow the paths (which are ADA-compliant) toward White Rock Lake to where the Rill ends with a feature pond. Stop by the Canopy Café, located at the top of the Red Maple Rill, for quick snacks, drinks and ice cream. This dining option is open during Seasonal Festivals.


Alex-Camp-Home11The Fogelson Fountain is just past Canopy Cafe and sits in front of the Alex Camp House. Circle the fountain and return to the Paseo. Follow the Paseo back to the main entrance to complete your quick visit.




Accolades

  • America's Best Botanical Gardens – The Flower Blog, ProFlowers.com, 2013
  • One of the Top 14 Places in the World to See Spring Flowers – MSN.com, April 2010
  • Best Botanical Gardens Across the USA – Nature Hills blog, July 2009
  • Top 10 Public Gardens in 2008 – Southern Living Magazine, 2008

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