The Dallas College retirees are scheduling a visit to “Autumn at the Arboretum” on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. It promises to be spectacular, including “the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village with 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds” artistically arranged. The theme for the garden this year is Bugtopia, with plenty of topiary bugs around the walkways.
The Arboretum is requiring reservations at this time, and the price for seniors is $14. However, if we have 15 or more people, we can make a group reservation, in which case the price is $11 each. Contact Bob Chambers at 469-271-2684 soon to let me him know you can come so he can arrange a group reservation (15+). If there is group of 15+, Bob will settle up when everyone gets there. If he cannot make a group reservation, then you will need to make your reservations individually.
The parking charge is $15 on arrival or $10 if you pay ahead online. The main parking lot is at the main entrance. If that lot is full, there is a parking garage across the street at 8720 Garland Road with a secure underground walkway leading under the street to the garden. The Arboretum opens at 9 a.m., so if we plan to arrive about 10 a.m., there should still be plenty of parking in the main lot. There are three different lunch options.