Our family made a trip to the Dallas Arboretum to visit their extremely large pumpkin patch. We have an annual membership for the local Botanical Gardens since we love to visit and take photos several times a year.
The Dallas Arboretum setup several areas with piles of pumpkins and hay bails for families to take photos. Instead of waiting in line for your chance to capture a photo there are plenty of places spread out to accommodate multiple families at once without the worry of strangers in your photos.
The pumpkin hut is my favorite. I’m always amazed by the wide variety of pumpkins. I love the pumpkins that my kids call ugly – the ones with knots on them. They are so unique!
The kids thought it was neat to learn the names and kinds of pumpkins. We didn’t even realize there were so many different ones!
We sorted through piles and piles of pumpkins and gourds to pick just the right one to buy. Noah went home with one that was very small and green and I selected a white pumpkin to make a ghost.
There are beautiful photo opportunities around every corner. Fall is my favorite season so I really enjoyed seeing all the warm colors. Unfortunately, it did not feel like fall weather outside in Texas. It was in the upper 80’s while we were there walking around.
The horse made from corn stalks was Gabby’s favorite! Behind the horse was a carriage that kids could take photos in. So awesome.
Once we finished at the pumpkin patch we kept venturing through the Dallas Arboretum to view the entire Botanical Gardens. The whole park is a scenic place.
The kids loved playing at the water fountains. There was also a small pond that they attempted to catch a minion in. So many funny yet fond memories made.
If you are looking for a place to take photos, the Dallas Arboretum has plenty of spots that are good year round.
Their next exhibit will feature Christmas. The 12 Days of Christmas starts November 16th.
Have you visited the Dallas Arboretum? What is your favorite part?