Article first published as Dollar Days 2010 at The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society on Technorati.
Celebrate the final days of summer at the Dallas Arboretum where everyone pays $1 admission everyday through the month of August. The 66 acres of gardens at the Dallas Arboretum are filled with winding stone paths, quiet koi filled ponds, and even the occasional rabbit.
Among the many interesting items at the Dallas Arboretum are walls of water, views of White Rock Lake, two 19th century cabin replicas, a thatched roof cottage, two stately mansions, outdoor sculptures, misty bridge views, mature trees including oaks, pines, and pecans, many varieties of flowers, and lovely scenes.
The Dallas Botanical Gardens are in Texas and it does get hot, so wear a hat and use plenty of suntan lotion. There are a lot of benches and water fountains are located around the park. There are also tram rides around a part of the park. It’s nice to just wander around the many paths and stop from time to time to admire the view.
One of my favorite part of the Dallas Arboretum is the Trail Gardens, where all kinds of odd and unusual plants are laid out in neat beds. The Trail beds are right next to the giant frogs water feature-which is a fun place to get wet, or watch kids get wet.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a popular place with photographers-it’s pretty common to see Pro Photographers with families or bridal groups in tow around the park. In a park this size there is plenty of room for everyone to take all the photos they want.
Regular ticket prices are $10.00 for adults, so this is a significant savings. Admission will return to its normal pricing structure in September. This is not applicable with any other offer. The parking fee of $7 per car remains the same.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society is located on the Southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 and older, $7 for children 3 -12, and is free for Arboretum members and children two and under. On-site parking is $7. The Arboretum is wheelchair accessible and tram service is available for the mobility impaired. Group discounts of twenty or more are available with advance registration. For more information and other events, call (214) 515-6500.