Fall is officially here, which means leaves are changing color and pumpkins are everywhere. But no matter how many gourds you see at your local pumpkin patch, the Dallas Arboretum’s incredible Pumpkin Wonderland definitely has them beat.
The Arboretum has over 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds on display. In fact, an entire village is built from pumpkins on the grounds each year.
This year is the 12th season of the famed Pumpkin Village. Organizers went with the theme of “Pumpkins, Squash and Gourds, Oh My!” A lot of your favorite visuals from The Wizard of Oz made it into the design.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Autumn at the Arboretum, one of the Southwest’s most picturesque fall horticultural displays, presented by Rogers-O’Brien. This year, Autumn at the Arboretum features the theme The Wizard of Oz for the internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins. It's really, really impressive! #inspiretexasnow #texastourism #texastravel #texasphotography #texasphotos #texasbound #texastodo #texasstyle #texasliving #texasfever #dallasarboretum #summer #atx #travelingtexan #avoidsisterdaletexas #outdoors #trueaustin #texassights #travelphotography #snapwire #eyeem #foaptroxie #foap #outdoors #kiwiatheart #newzealandandtexas #ilovetexasphoto #igtexas #onlyinaustin #shareyourtexas
There’s a yellow brick road, Aunt ‘Em’s house, Scarecrows Garden, Munchkinland, Emerald City and much more.
But, while pumpkins are the focus this time of year, guests will have a lot of other things to enjoy as well. There are over 150,000 fall blooming plants on the property as well as 4,500 Chrysanthemums.
If you want a closer look at what you will see when visiting the Arboretum, check out this video.
Along with being one of the best pumpkin “patches” in America, there are a lot of fun events to enjoy. Each weekend, you can enjoy live music, historical tours, photography exhibits and more. There are also special concerts during the week on Thursdays and other events throughout the year as well.
Contests also take place throughout the month, like last weekend’s Wizard of Oz Themed Costume Contest. One exciting new event this year is next weekend’s Ghoul’s Night Out, which involves palm readings, handwriting analysis and other spooky events.
We always say that everything is bigger in Texas, and the Arboretum definitely proves the saying. It offers the perfect mixture of family-friendly activities and adult fun to ensure everyone has a great time this fall. The event runs from Sept. 23 through Nov. 22, so there is still plenty of time to get in on all the fun. You can find more information here.