Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought this would be a great time to share my recent visit to the Dallas Arboretum, for Autumn at the Arboretum.  This is by far one of my favorite events that my husband and I attend each year.

Dallas Arboretum

Pumpkin Village

This year, the festival included the popular one-acre Pumpkin Village that featured more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash (brought in from Floydada, Texas, The Pumpkin Capital of America), 4,500 Chrysanthemums, and 150,000 other fall blooming plants, creating a spectacular show of color.

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

I love how sweet potato vine was used to create this miniature tree.

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

The Gardens

The garden also had a special treat this year with Gary Lee Price’s “Great Contributors” Bronze Statues on display throughout the garden until Nov 27th. The gallery includes life-size bronze sculptures of Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Claude Monet, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Mark Twain and the Wright Brothers.

George Washington - The "Father of Our Country"

Dallas Arboretum
Pumpkins

Chrysanthemum & Copper Plant was abundant throughout the garden.

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

Gerbera Daisies just make me happy!

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

Mark Twain III

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

Claude Monet

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

Abraham Lincoln

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

The gardens were filled with beautiful Monarch butterflies as they migrate to Mexico for the winter.

Fun Fact:  Did you know it takes Monarchs four generations to make the trek from Canada to Mexico, then back to Canada again.

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

Shakespeare

Dallas Arboretum

This was a fun shot of a bee I took with my new zoom lens. I recently purchase a new camera and had fun playing with my different lenses during my visit.

Dallas Arboretum

Ben Franklin

Dallas Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum

Albert Einstein

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year, I hope that you will take some time to get outdoor and enjoy the natural beauty around you. 

Happy Fall, 

Jamie

Comments (14)

  • I would love to be able to visit here ne day! Looks absolutely beautiful.

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  • Fall is such a beautiful time indeed. The garden looks wonderful! I’d love to see this personally, if it looks beautiful in pictures, what more in person!

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  • How beautiful! I have always loved water features in gardens! That butterfly picture is incredible!

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  • This is absolutely a cool plaec to visit, Especially on fall season

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  • Great shots. The place is pretty interesting. I would love to go there soon.

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  • Wow what a cool place to visit especially in the fall. I would love to explore this place.

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  • Oh this place looks like a lot of fun! I just love Fall! so much pumpkin 😉

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  • Awesome place to visit! Oh my goodness, that is a lot of pumpkins! I love the statues of famous people. Very nice for a photo-op! I hope I make it there next fall. I’ll include the Dallas Arboretum in my list of places to visit.

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  • Looks like a stunning place! I really want to go there and see it in person.

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  • These photos are so heartwarmingly beautiful!!

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  • This looks like a gorgeous area! I’d love to visit. What great colors.

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  • Those pictures are amazing! That’s why fall is my favorite season, everything look so beautiful! <3

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  • Love how they decorate with the pumpkins. So much fall colors to see, love it.

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  • The Dallas Arboretum is stunning!!! I never visited and didn’t really even think that it would have one. Silly, of course it should… but anyway, it’s gorgeous!! I loved the statues that were on display and the pumpkin patch was super cute. Thanks for the tip!!

    Xxx
    Zaki

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