Weather Forecasters Predict Some Cooler-Than-Usual Days For The Dallas Arboretum’s August Dollar Days

It’s only the third day of August and the temperature is barely going to hit 90 degrees thanks to clouds. Really? Yup! And the next few days are going to be repeats with off-and-on rain. Why the weather forecasting? Because the timing couldn’t be better to take full advantage of the Dallas Arboretum’s August Dollar Days.

Crape Myrtle Allee (File photo)

Talk about an Arboretum Prime Month! Admission to the 66-acre grounds is a buck. And even the entry fee to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is a dollar. But wait! It only gets better. The usual $8-$15 for parking is dropped to $5. Sodas, juice and frozen pops will be a $1. Hotdogs and root beer floats will be $2. And for $4 you can get a sundae.

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden’s Pergola Shade Structure (File photo)

If you’ve been putting off a stroll through the grounds or schmoozing with the squirrels because you were on a killer budget, skip dessert or that latte and you’ll take in one of North Texas’ true treasure.

Who knows? You just find it to your liking that you’ll buy a membership that will allow you to free year-round general garden admission, free parking, express entry during major events and other perks.

August Dollar Days is being made possible thanks to Presenting Sponsor Reliant.

August Dollar Days Returns To The Dallas Arboretum With A Sizzling Deal Thanks To Time Warner Cable

When it comes to the Dallas Arboretum and summer, it’s a question of which you prefer — the glass half full or half empty. If you visit the grounds in July as the mercury starts hitting the 100-degree mark, you face the regular admission price.

A Woman's Garden's Genesis Garden (File photo)

A Woman’s Garden’s Genesis Garden (File photo)

But if you can hold out until the super duper summer special — August Dollar Days presented by Time Warner Cable — you can experience the Arboretum’s gardens, water features and artwork for a buck and the fav Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for an additional couple of buckaroos.

Crape Myrtle Allee (File photo)

Crape Myrtle Allee (File photo)

Now, if you’re on a tight budget and an early riser, August is your month. Early in the morning the breeze off of White Rock is like a natural cooler. And a Rory Meyers experience for just two dollars is right up there with gee-whiz-how-special-can-you-get.

Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden (File photo)

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (File photo)

According to Time Warner Cable area VP of Operations in North Texas Steve Dvoskin, “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.”

Still another sign that August is gonna be a sweet deal is the cut-rate price for food and drinks. Items like hot dogs, juice boxes, root beer floats and other goodies will be going for a dollar or two.

Dallas Arboretum resident (File photo)

Dallas Arboretum resident (File photo)

One day that really stands out is Saturday, August 15. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., paid garden guests will be able to “participate in crafts, hands-on science experiments, photo opportunities at the Time Warner Cable Welcome Wall and much more” in Rosine Hall.

Either way you’re a winner. So, go ahead and pick. Or, better yet, do both. The plants and the critters are ever-changing and waiting for you.

Caveat: You cannot buy your August Dollar Day ticket now. Nope. They’ll be available for purchase only at the gate. So, start saving those pennies and pick the date or dates.

And remember to carpool because parking will still be $8 per vehicle. Some things just never change.