Tuesday, October 14, 2014

~ Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum ~

All photos are from the Arboretum's advertising.

If you're anywhere in Texas...or close by...or just hop a bus, train or plane and get here!  :)  They do such an incredible job with each season and fall is a favorite of mine. 

There are tons of activities for all ages. Tiny Tot Tuesdays with games, face painting, etc. Concerts for adults and this time of year in Texas it is enjoyable to be outside in the evenings.

Can you guess how many different types of pumpkins, gourds and squash are used in the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village? 30 different types of pumpkins, 15 different types of squash and 8 different types of gourds make up the display of


Can you imagine how many Pumpkin pies, cakes, breads, etc., that could be made from all these?

A part of "Pumpkin Village" ~ can you see the horses? :)

"Pumpkin Village"

 VP of Gardens, Dave Forehand, highlights a few of his favorites including the beautiful monarch butterflies, making a stop in the garden, Cassia ‘Popcorn’, Croton ‘Sloppy Painter’, and more!

In the Garden: Dave Forehand, VP of the Gardens created a big welcome to the TX/OU fans for the annual football game/rivalry. You would be seeing orange and red... pumpkins that is, all 65,000! Whether you were going to the game or just in town, this is one of "America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals," recently noted by Fodor's Travel.

Just as an fyi ~ my brother got married in the Botanical Garden many years ago. It was in the spring and absolutely gorgeous!


  1. Oh my goodness, I wanna go there:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. Wow! That display is breath-taking!!!

    Imagine the work involved, in laying out the pattern, in setting it up, in maintaining it, etc.

    Not to mention, the job of dismantling it.

    Just wow!!!

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  3. Wow!. That is impressive. So much creativity is creating this magical village. I bet it really looks great in person. Thanks for sharing Pat. xo

  4. Would you believe I've never been? I've seen lots of pics in the different seasons and it's such a gorgeous place. I love the pumpkin village!

  5. I love to go there in the Fall, Pat. It's so spectacular, isn't it?
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  6. Pat, I have never in my life seen anything like this. It's amazing. I have been to pumpkin villages with my daughters but nothing as grand as this. xoxo,Susie

  7. Oh my goodness, Pat, this is wonderful! Wish I lived close enough, I would plan on spending the entire day looking at all this colorful amazement!

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  8. This is so fun! Thanks for sharing with us! It reminds me of the gardens in the Bellagio in Las Vegas.


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