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The dog days of summer means one thing at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden: August Dollar Days, presented by Time Warner Cable. The garden will offer $1 general garden admission, select $1 and $2 food and drink options and $2 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all guests during August. As a part of its Connect a Million Minds Initiative (CAMM), Time Warner Cable partners with the Dallas Arboretum to provide August Dollar Days to the general public and to support after-school STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities as it applies to science and nature.


Steve Dvoskin, Area Vice President of Operations in North Texas at Time Warner Cable, said, “Our partnership with the Dallas Arboretum offers yet another creative and engaging way to connect our future leaders with unique STEM opportunities. It is a pleasure to sponsor August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum so that more families are able to visit the garden.”


August is the last month of Summer at the Arboretum, which features the impressive topiary flower houses that feature Texas tales along with daily interactive activities in the Children’s Adventure Garden. The many beds are bursting with ageratum, impatiens, lobelias, petunias, cleome, begonias, salvia, marigolds and zinnias during the summer. As it heats up, caladiums, lantana, pride of Barbados, variegated tapioca, elephant ears and coleus are added to the gardens.


As a part of August Dollar Days, there will also be $1 and $2 food and drink items including hot dogs, juice boxes, root beer floats and more at select restaurants in the garden.

Bill Graue, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, “Our attendance last August was higher than any other August on record, thanks to our partnership with Time Warner Cable to present August Dollar Days. For only $3 per person, everyone can come enjoy the beautiful gardens and experience the nationally acclaimed Children’s Adventure Garden at such an affordable price.”


On Saturday, August 15, it’s Time Warner Cable Day at the Dallas Arboretum. From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Rosine Hall, paid garden guests are invited to participate in crafts, hands-on science experiments, photo opportunities at the Time Warner Cable Welcome Wall and much more. Family activities at the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden will continue to be offered, too. For a complete list, visit


August Dollar Day tickets are available for purchase only at the gate. Parking is available for a discounted $8 if purchased online in advance. For more information on August Dollar Days and other daily activities, call 214.515.6500 or visit

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