The Dallas Arboretum Fall Festival
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 66-acre botanical garden located in East Dallas, on the south-eastern White Rock Lake. The Arboretum is a series of gardens and fountains with a view of the lake and the downtown Dallas skyline. From our picnic spot in the gardens, we had a great view of the lake and the buildings downtown. It was nice to be sitting and watching people run around the lake. For a change, we were watching instead of running.
The Dallas Arboretum’s nationally recognised Autumn at the Arboretum, transitions the garden into radiant fall colours for the family tradition.
The Great Pumpkin Festival runs September 18 – November 14.
A HUGE PUMPKIN!
We were so excited to see all of pumpkins decorating the pathways of the arboretum.
While exploring the Arboretum, we got to see many beautiful glass sculptures that are on display for the Chihuly Glass Festival. If you missed the blog post about that, you can see it here.
A statute near the pond in the woman’s garden.
Look at J in the background ~ He’s picking up all of my photography tricks. We now share the love of picture taking. We almost always have two cameras on us, so we end up with a great variety of angles and shots.
Chilling under some trees, near a waterfall.
Peaceful pond and small waterfall feature.
Pablo Picasso Artist House
This is a Picasso painting brought to life, designed and built for the enjoyment of the guests visiting these gardens in 2012. We walked all around this house, and through the mini-doorways. It is like a mini maze of colours and shapes.
Replica display of Claud Monet’s Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies, 1899
Claud Monet’s Artist House
Inside Monet’s house
This formal garden, which opened in 1997, was a gift to the arboretum by it’s Woman Council. It is made up of several small garden rooms. The dramatic focal point is a reflecting pool that provides a water-on-water view overlooking White Rock Lake.
Playing in the gardens.
Look at all those different pumpkins!!
Inside another Artist’s House.
Artist house of George Seurat
Having a spot of tea.
We walked around the gardens for a couple of hours, and then started searching for The Great Pumpkin Village that we had heard about. I was excited to see what it had to offer. More on that coming soon, in another blog post.
I think that I should make these pumpkin decorations. They are cute!
Happy Fall Festivities Everyone.
Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!!!