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During February, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will "share the love" by offering $5 admission through February 27 for tickets purchased at the gate.


Bill Graue, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, "February is a starkly beautiful time at the Arboretum, and the quality of the garden and landscape design shows off well year-round. With warming temperatures later in the month, we often get a sneak-peek at the glory of Dallas Blooms."


As guests stroll throughout the garden, they can also watch the horticulture staff build the Texas-themed topiaries that will be on display for the opening of the 31st annual Dallas Blooms festival on February 28. That date also marks the reopening of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden, which has been closed for winterizing and maintenance.  The Lay Family Garden, which was the first named garden at the Arboretum, will also reopen during Dallas Blooms.


From February 13 to 16, the Dallas Arboretum will celebrate President's Day weekend by honoring active and retired military with free admission (with proper identification at the gate). Amidst patriotic music throughout the garden, the Arboretum will also offer visitors $1 hot dogs and $2 cherry pies.


Graue added, "With the perfect backdrop of lake, sculpture and gardens, the Dallas Arboretum is the most romantic place to be for Valentine's Day. We have a place in A Woman's Garden called The Pulpit that is heart-shaped with beautiful vines and that overlooks White Rock Lake. It's a popular place for proposals and intimate weddings."


At the end of February, the early spring blooms, like the daffodils, will begin blossoming.


Guests are welcome to bring picnics or have lunch or seated tea at Restaurant DeGolyer. Reservations for seated tea are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511 or online at seated tea is for adults and children ages 13 years and older. 


About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:


The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under.  There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15 or $8, if purchased in advance online. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.  More information can be found at or on Facebook.


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Juliette Coulter | The Coulter Group | 214.394.5532 |
Terry Lendecker | VP of Advertising & Promotions | 214.515.6523 |
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