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.

Rory Meyer Children’s Adventure Garden Continues Celebrating The Year Of Children

It was just about a year ago that the Rory Meyer Children’s Adventure Garden opened and what a year it’s been. Just checked with the Dallas Arboretum’s “flower power” and learned that 271,419 children of all ages have visited the Garden since its September 21 opening.

Overview of Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden (File photo)

Overview of Rory Meyer Children’s Adventure Garden (File photo)

In winding down its Year of the Children, the following two programs will take place in July:

“Designing with Flowers, Sticks and Stones” (Tuesday, July 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Camp House)Elementary and middle school students (Grades 1-8) will learn tricks of design for fun, whimsical, beautiful or out-of-this-world arrangement in this arts and crafts activity. Event is free, but registration is required. A special thanks to Event Chair Stefani Podvin.

Wings of Life Movie Night (Tuesday, July 29, 6 p.m. at Rosine Hall) — The Dallas Arboretum will host a family nature movie night to show the acclaimed Disney nature documentary Wings of Life. Narrated by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, the film employs stunning imagery to showcase the unsung heroes of the world’s food supply, showcasing the relationship between flowers and the increasingly threatened bees, butterflies, birds and bats that enable plants to reproduce. Adding to the ambiance of a movie-going experience, snacks, such as $1 popcorn and $1 hot dogs, will be available for purchase. Adult tickets are $5, children are $2, and children under 3 are free. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended, but tickets, if available, can be purchased onsite.

Rory Meyer Children's Adventure Garden (File photo)

Rory Meyer Children’s Adventure Garden (File photo)

More activities will be take place in September to close out the year. Stay tuned.