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Dallas Arboretum Now Open with Special New Rules in Place

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The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden reopened on June 1st, with new rules and procedures in place. Timed ticketing hopes to minimize physical contact and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Advance online ticket reservations are required by members and non-members who want to enter, with no tickets sold at the gate.

Other rules include: Reservations are for four-hour blocks, colored wristbands are given to guests entering the garden, indicating the exit time. All guests are assigned a parking location. Groups will be limited to no more than five people. Please be patient and maintain a six-foot distance from individuals outside of your party. A maximum of 1,000 people will be allowed in the garden during a four-hour block. To reserve e-tickets, visit or call 214.515.6615.

Summer of Sculpture

Dallas Arboretum Now Open with Special New Rules in Place

Photo: Courtesy of Dallas Arboretum

Renowned artist Seward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” exhibit brings a collection of 25 sculptures in the garden June 22-July 31. More than 450 of Johnson’s life-size, cast bronze sculptures have been placed in museums around the world. They are also in private collections, in Times Square and Rockefeller Center in New York City, Les Halles in Paris, and Via Condotti in Rome. The exhibit is supported in part by Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.

Johnson’s first sculpture, Stainless Girl, won the grand prize in the U.S. Steel Design in Steel Competition. Later, his realistic bronze works won him accolades across the globe. His sculptures of people performing familiar tasks in an ordinary life were created to celebrate the great value in everyday activities and to encourage taking a moment to savor them. Johnson’s goal was to celebrate the familiar and to recognize the great value in these familiar tasks. They play a part in what makes us human, connecting us to others.

Let Nature Nurture You

Dallas Arboretum Now Open with Special New Rules in Place

Photo: Courtesy of Dallas Arboretum

Mary Brinegar, Dallas Arboretum President and CEO, said, “We invite you to ‘let nature nurture you,’ especially all who have been confined at home these past few months. Being outdoors rejuvenates your senses and heals your mind and soul. The garden is blooming and ready for summer with begonias, impatiens, salvias, zinnias and more.”

Dallas Arboretum tickets can be reserved up to seven days in advance. To reserve e-tickets, visit or call 214.515.6615.