Each Fall, one of the best places to celebrate pumpkins is the incredible displays and exhibits at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens! They always have an incredible theme, and this year’s theme is one of my favorites, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
The event will run daily though October 31st, and it’s not to be missed!
Autumn in the Arboretum
It would be hard to see more pumpkins in one place than what you will find at the Dallas Arboretum during the fall, they have over 90,000 pumpkins and gourds! Other activities at the Arboretum this Fall include “The Great Pumpkin Fridays” when you can watch as artisans transform gourds into jewelry on the Paseo near Pecan Grove. live music every weekend, Oktoberfest on Oct. 5-6th, Mum Day on Oct. 19-20 when visitors wearing Homecoming Mums receive 1/2 price admission, Wild Bird Shows on Oct. 19-20th, and celebrate Charlie Brown’s Birthday on October 20th!
Don’t forget your camera, because with that many pumpkins there are great photo opportunities everywhere!
I love how they use the pumpkins as borders for the garden beds!
Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch
We love the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch! We always purchase a pumpkin as we are leaving, so we don’t have to carry it around all day!
Designs made with pumpkins
Houses built from pumpkins
I love the BIG books!
Hay Maze for younger children
Best of all, there is NOTHING spooky during Autumn at the Arboretum!
Know Before You Go
Parking is available at the Arboretum if you arrive early for $10. Once the lot fills up, you will need to park at a satellite lot which has shuttle buses.
Outside food and water is allowed. We love picnics at the Arboretum, but pack lightly, because it’s a long walk to the best picnic spots!
Balls, frisbees, etc are NOT allowed.
Wagons ARE allowed at the Dallas Arboretum, but NOT in the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, however, strollers are permitted in both.
Pets are not allowed.
Visit their website for specials during the week.
My kids love to start our trip to the Dallas Arboretum with a visit to Hypnotic Donuts, located just down the street from the Arboretum! We love the special donuts, like the Evil Elvis and Breaking Bad, while my son loves their chicken and biscuits! Click HERE to visit their website!
Things To Do in Dallas
The Lot is a really fun restaurant with a HUGE sandbox, games and the most fun basketball goals, ever! They even have a dog park and a huge patio! Click HERE for more information!
Dallas Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas
Click HERE to visit their website.
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