Autumn at the Arboretum

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

September 20th, 2014 marked the beginning of Autumn at the Arboretum at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. During this time, “thousands of fall florals” transform and there is also a very neat exhibit known as Pumpkin Village.

I got the chance to see all of this for myself yesterday, and it was amazing! And guess what?! You have until November 26th, 2014 to see if for yourself!

Check out my experience below to see why you should make time to visit this amazing seasonal event!

 Dallas Pumpkin Patch

Dave Forehand, the Vice President of the Gardens, said that “Fall is really our most colorful time of year. Many of the summer flowers like zinnias, impatiens, salvia and coleus respond to cooler nights with blazing bursts of color. Our thousands of pumpkins bring out the color in banks of chrysanthemums that are layered with ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush.”

As I strolled through the gardens on my way to “Pumpkin Village,” I got to see all of the beautiful flowers bursting with colors. Additionally, I got to see the migrating Monarch butterflies!

Once I got to “Pumpkin Village,” I reazlied why people thought it was so spectactular! This Dallas pumpkin patch is so popular, that I even saw on Instagram where one lady traveled 1,300 miles to see it!

Walking through this village of pumpkins was very relaxing and for those of us who enjoy fall weather, it was a prime autumn experience! The sights were beautiful and everyone knew it. There were a ton of families and couples using the exhibit as wonderful photo shoot location, and it was very cute to see all of the pictures being taken and people working together to make sure everyone got the photos they wanted!

The village features the following activities:

  • Storybook houses
  • Hay bale maze
  • Cinderella’s Carriage
  • Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins available for purchase)

According to the website, “Children can explore these amazing houses made out of pumpkins while parents seize the opportunity to capture photos filled with beautiful backdrops of spectacular color. Each house features a popular children’s storybook including “Pumpkin Jack,” “Too Many Pumpkins,” “Strega Nona’s Harvest,” “Pumpkin Town!,” “Scarecrow” and the classic story of “Cinderella.””

Now, along with the spirit of this particular autumn activity, we invite you to share what you like to do in the fall for the chance to win a prize! Just click below for details!

Use Hertz NeverLost to guide you to your own fall foliage experience and find a pumpkin patch near you! Or maybe even to travel to one!

Have fun and don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience Autumn at the Arboretum! It was amazing 🙂

Melissa Woodring


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