Autumn at the Arboretum: Play, Learn, Create
See a fabulous display of pumpkins, gourds and squash at the Dallas Arboretum now through November 22nd, 2017. In various sizes, whimsical forms and bright colors, you’ll want to take notes as a reminder to order seed and grow your favorites next year.
Don't miss the Dallas Arboretum's fabulous displays of pumpkins, gourds and squash with 90,000 of them up close and personal at Pumpkin Village. This twelfth year celebration is bigger and better than ever, making a perfect family outing. There's still time to experience this bounty of fall harvested vegetables and have fun at the same time. For kids who never see these large tough fruits, it's a real education too.
General admission tickets: $15
Every day the four houses in Pumpkin Village provide lots of exploration for even the little ones who can ramble around these creations freely. The Hay Bale Maze will keep those highly active older kids burning off energy while parents relax at the Oktoberfest Garden. This quaint outdoor cafe features a traditional German menu in a lovely setting amidst fall foliage and flowers.
Along with the Arboretum Amateur Photography Exhibit, there's also the North Texas Gourd Association Demonstrations every Thursday in October, and November 2, 9 and 16.
This is a great destination for introducing the little ones to gardens and educating adults too. With 28 different pumpkin varieties, 15 different squash and 8 types of gourds, it's a rare opportunity to study these little known veggies yourself. With many new decorative pumpkins in various sizes, whimsical forms and bright colors, be prepared to take notes. They'll be your reminder to order seed and grow your favorites next year.
Autumn at the Arboretum runs September 23rd through November 22nd.
Upcoming special event:
Dallas County Master Gardeners in the Garden
Thursdays, September 29-November 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Members of the Dallas County Master Gardeners are on-site to answer any questions guests may have regarding what’s growing in the garden.