Autumn at the Arboretum

We recently visited the Dallas Arboretum for the Autumn at the Arboretum festival.  This year they out did themselves with over 90,000 pumpkins in their display.

They have a pumpkin patch, hay bale maze, and a pumpkin village.  It's lots of fun and you get to see so many different varieties of pumpkins and gourds.  In fact, they even have a "dictionary" display where they label each and every pumpkin and gourd used in the display.

It gets really crowded.  We tried to beat the masses by heading out early before church would let out for most people.  We were sort of successful.  We had about fifteen minuets in the pumpkin village before it started getting really crazy.

Once it got too busy to enjoy in the village, we moved onto the a few other parts of the Arboretum.  Fortunately, most of the crowds were there to take pumpkin pictures with their kids, so we didn't need to deal with too many other people.  Many of the pathways are lined with pumpkins through the entire Arboretum this time of year.  While is wasn't as busy as the pumpkin village, it was still hard to get pictures without other people in them.

It was too windy to have the Water Walls on, but the plants around the fountains are still beautiful.

The toad fountains were a big hit with certain members of our family.  You can see them at the end of this allee.  It's one of my favorite parts of the Arboretum.  Such a good example of what crepe myrtles can be if left alone and not chopped back each year.

We also visited A Tasteful Place, the new veggie garden at the Arboretum, but we were racing against nap time, so since we are members (and have no pressure to our visits) we headed out for a quick lunch and them home, so we could sleep in our own bed.


  1. Looks like a great place to visit any time of year and especially festive with all of the pumpkins and gourds. How fun!


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