Arboretum makes it easy to get moving

To kick off the new year and encourage people to enjoy the gardens and the outdoors, the Dallas Arboretum offers $5 general admission for the entire month of January. Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum’s vice president of gardens, said: “After the holidays, we all need some motivation to get moving, and there is not a more peaceful or beautiful place to come out and walk as the Dallas Arboretum. We encourage people to see the winter plantings and our horticulture staff prepare for the upcoming Dallas Blooms festival.” Visitors can also enjoy an elegant, three-course Friendship Tea served Jan. 4 to March 1 for guests 13 and older. Teas are available Monday through Friday with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Prices are $49 per person or $59 with champagne and include parking and admission to the garden. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214-515-6511 or visiting                                  — Juliette Coulter

Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum