VIDEO: Dallas Arboretum Readies for Autumn

Dallas Arboretum theme | Image by Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden launched its 18th annual autumn extravaganza this week, inviting guests to celebrate the seasons’ turn in style.

Autumn at the Arboretum,” sponsored by Reliant Energy, promises to bring guests a hefty dose of fall magic with 150,000 beautiful fall-blooming plants, 100,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash, a pumpkin village, and a hay bale maze.

Tickets for the event will be on sale until November 5 and range from $12 to $20. The Arboretum’s doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

As previously reported by The Dallas Express, this year’s gives a nostalgic nod to an American childhood classic. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will feature beloved characters from the Peanuts gang, including Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, and, of course, Charlie Brown.

But that is not all — special events pepper the festival’s calendar, promising a gamut of both family-friendly and adult fun.

For instance, adults can stop by the Dallas Arboretum at 8525 Garland Rd. for some German beer and music to celebrate Oktoberfest on September 23 and 24.

They can follow Oktoberfest up with a taste of an altogether different kind of brew at the Arboretum’s International Coffee Day Celebration held on September 30 and October 1. A Tasteful Place will host various vendors offering coffee and sweet treats.

Meanwhile, families are invited to come by for trick-or-treating throughout the garden this Halloweekend on October 28 and 29.

The Dallas Arboretum offers a range of activities and events year-long, beginning with the annual Dallas Blooms Festival held in February, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

The festival gives visitors an early taste of spring, with around half a million flowers in bloom and a bronze sculpture collection on display featuring some of the most renowned personalities in history.

The annual calendar closes with the famed Pauline and Austin Neuhoff Christmas Village. This year, the European-holiday-inspired shops will be open from November 27 to December 31.

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