Hey! Just because we are smack dab in winter doesn’t mean you can’t visit your local arboretum. Dallas Arboretum is a wonderful place to visit any time of year, but in winter you can connect to nature, dream of spring, breathe in a little fresh air without the crowds typical of spring and summer.
Not to mention, the Dallas Arboretum is one of the most scenic places in Dallas. While throngs of people drive in from all over the Metroplex (and state) to attend Dallas Blooms and Holiday at the Arboretum, my favorite time to attend is off-season. I prefer to visit when the garden is quiet, when the lake vistas are clear through bare branches.
Last weekend we took advantage of the amazing weather and spent the afternoon at the Dallas Arboretum. Trust me, even though the tulips aren’t yet up, there’s plenty to see.
The trees are architectural.
We spotted a Red-Tailed Hawk. (I only know the name because I heard someone else say…)
When you visit the Dallas Arboretum in winter, you can feel nature at rest, still very much alive but regenerating, waiting for her next big spring show only weeks away. Of course even in winter there are thousands of pansies blooming and beds mounded with giant lacy cabbages in every shade of purple from pale thistle to royal Tyrian.
Are you a fan of winter gardens?
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Something to note:
- Admission is reduced to $5.00 per person through January 31. Parking can be purchased on-line for $5.00 too.
- The Dallas Arboretum has a fantastic gift shop. All Christmas goodies are 75% off!!!
- You might want to consider joining the Dallas Arboretum. Membership has its advantages including discounts at area nurseries including my favorites: Redenta’s Garden, Walton’s Garden Center and Ruibal’s Plants of Texas.