Pumpkin season is almost upon us! As pumpkin spice appears on menus everywhere, the Dallas Arboretum will go pumpkin too. Nationally recognized as one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” (Fodor’s Travel, MSN Travel and Country Living) Autumn at the Arboretum celebrates the pumpkin harvest with magic, mazes and 90,000 pumpkins. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is the perfect place to enjoy the colors of fall since it was recently named one of the world’s 15 most breathtaking gardens according to Architectural Digest.
For the 11th year, Autumn at the Arboretum will include the one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of tens of thousands of pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks.
Pumpkins houses reflect nature for the breathtaking “Art of the Pumpkin” feature and–not to be missed–Cinderella’s “Pumpkin” Carriage will return, courtesy of Baylor Scott & White at White Rock. Set amidst flowers such as chrysanthemums, copper plants and firebush, it will open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Autumn at the Arboretum promises unique outdoor fun for the whole family.
The exciting Haybale Maze will also return with the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch offering pumpkins for purchase, and the Great Pumpkin Search.
“We’ll feature 30 different types of pumpkins from Floydada, the Pumpkin Capital of Texas this year,” said Dave Forehand, vice president of gardens for the Dallas Arboretum. “Last year, a quarter of a million people came to Autumn at the Arboretum, which takes 50 members of our horticulture team three weeks to build. As our pumpkins grow in West Texas, we’re designing this year’s breathtaking display.”
The Arboretum will also feature this year’s selfie hit, “The Great Contributors” by Gary Lee Price, through November 27, of eight life-size bronze statues. Take advantage of the opportunity and grab selfies with Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Claude Monet, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and the Wright Brothers throughout the garden. The newest addition to Gary Lee Price’s Bronze Statues Exhibit, Delbert the Dragon and His Book Club, can also now be found in the Pecan Grove.
Autumn at the Arboretum
When: September 17-November 23
Where: Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218 | 214.515.6615
More: 214.515.6612 or visit Autumn at the Arboretum’s website at dallasarboretum.com
Autumn at the Arboretum is made possible by:
- Alliance Data
- Texas Instruments
- BB&T Wealth Management
- C. C. Young
- Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
- Mutual of Omaha Bank
- Scott & White Medical Center
- Land Rover Dallas