Garden offers fall fairy tale settings

Photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

For the 17th year, Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale, presented by Reliant, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. This year’s fall festival opens Sept.17 and runs through Oct. 31 in Dallas, Texas. The event showcases the return of Cinderella’s carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village. Other “gourd-eous” displays are based on the classic tales of Jack and The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Sword in the Stone and even a magic carpet ride selfie experience from One Thousand and One Nights. Autumn at the Arboretum features the breathtaking colors of fall including 150,000 autumn flowers — marigolds, chrysanthemums, pentas and more — accented by pumpkins, gourds and squash. Visit for more information. — Terry Lendecker