This garden is gourd-geous!
It’s officially fall, y’all. And while we know in Texas autumn is more of a concept than a climate-based phenomenon, it’s still a choice time of the year to celebrate the season’s delicacies, primarily pumpkin. Get knee deep in the season’s harvest at the Dallas Arboretum, where Autumn at the Arboretum has officially begun! [Featured image: @thedallasarboretum]
Every year, the Dallas Arboretum holds their beloved (and highly acclaimed) autumn festival. You know what they say: “everything is bigger in Texas” — well that seems to be the case at the Arboretum. In its 15th year, the festival will feature 150,000 autumn flowers embellished with the likes of pumpkins, gourds, and squash courtesy of Floydada, Texas. Additionally, you’ll be able to stroll by the four 20-foot tall pumpkin cottages!
Per custom, the festival will feature daily programming such as their Walk This Way walking classes through the garden, as well as Pumpkin Thursdays Scavenger Hunt on Thursdays until October 29. Furthermore, the festival will feature a series of cooking classes as well as horticulture courses and floral presentations brought to you by the VP of the Gardens, Dave Forehand.
Additionally, the festival will feature a number of one-off events that include National Taco Day — a must-not miss on October 4, Owl-O-Ween October 24, as well a Family Fun Weekend October 31 and November 1.
But wait, there’s more! Every weekend through November 1, Autumn at the Arboretum will feature live music and special performances on their concert lawn features acts such as Mountain Natives, The Closers, and Cool Side of Easy.
If you’re one to celebrate the autumn season, well you’d be hardpressed finding a better place to do it than the Dallas Arboretum! For more information, visit their website.