I don’t see how a pumpkin patch could be more sincere than this one. —It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Recently, my best friends and I went to the Dallas Arboretum for a much-needed day out. We really enjoyed it too!
The weather was so perfect.
It was a crisp fall day. The leaves were floating to the ground with the cool breeze as if it were snowing colorful leaves.
Fall was definitely in the air and I loved every moment of it! Strolling around for a few hours with my best friends was just what I needed to relax after three crazy months at my day job.
That said, what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share a little glimpse of our experience with you?
Keep reading to experience…
DALLAS ARBORETUM: CHARLIE BROWN’S THE GREAT PUMPKIN
Right when you walk in, you immediately feel a feeling of happiness wash over you. I smiled so big once I passed through the gates. Maybe it was because it was my first real outing after a quarter of a year. Or it could be me excited to finally experience fall outdoors, haha!
While this photo below wasn’t at the front of the entrance of Dallas Arboretum: Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin, it sure took my breath away. Talk about a sophisticated “pumpkin patch” am I right?
Speaking of entrance, once you took a few steps, you were surrounded by pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! I felt like a child once more when I saw pumpkins…everywhere.
This house was the perfect “neutral” pumpkin house for a photo opp, ha!
The other houses were cute too. However, some were missing pumpkins so I didn’t post those photos because of the gaps. It was the next to the last day of the event so it made sense they weren’t going to replace them.
Check out these cute Peanuts topiaries! Aren’t they adorable? This was so fun to see.
And look at all the pumpkin varieties! I had no idea that many existed. We went through learning the names of them all.
Snoopy was by far the cutest one out of all of them! I stood next to them so you can see the size. For reference, I’m 5′ 4″!
What’s the Dallas Arboretum: Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin without the GREAT pumpkin?
I had to zoom out, take a few steps back, and snap a photo at an angle to capture most of this massive scene.
The piles of pumpkins ended here as we entered to explore the rest of the Arboretum.
TRAILS & GARDENS
The Arboretum had a ton of trails and gardens. This magnolia tree reminded me of my best friend’s mom. I took a moment to remember her as she loved magnolia flowers.
Many small trails wrapped all around the Arboretum like this one.
I snapped this scene as it reminded me of Central Park in New York.
BEAUTIFUL WATER FEATURES
As we were walking around, we saw this couple just appreciating their morning. They were in the middle of taking a selfie here. So cute!
On the other side of this little fountain, a couple were taking their engagement photos. They were enjoying their photo session too!
This area was one of the prettiest routes during our walk!
My best friend, Sarah, and I! Not pictured: our other bestie, Rachel, who took our photo near this reflecting pool.
Honestly, had I known, I’d dress a lot cuter for photos. Oh well!
Photos don’t do justice. This type of Japanese Maple tree was much prettier in person.
FLOWERS, FLOWERS EVERYWHERE
One thing you expect when visiting the Dallas Arboretum is the plethora of flowers! If you want to practice plant/nature photography, I highly recommend visiting to hone your photography skills.
Even though I love neutral colors, I loved seeing these unique and bright fuchsia flowers.
If you love flowers, the Dallas Arboretum has plenty of them, even in fall! I mean, seriously. Need I say more?
These white flowers were SO pretty! They’re a lot daintier than this photo shows.
Can you spot the honeybee in this group of flowers?
Stay tuned for a future article for when I visit in the spring! Can you imagine how much prettier it’ll be?!
If you’re looking for great flower arrangement ideas for fall, feel free to bookmark this article to save my photos, especially this pretty color combination below!
These berries were so unique that I had to take a shot of them.
It was so sweet to see signs throughout the grounds like this one below in flower pots and on trees that are dedicated to loved ones.
The day was overcast so I was able to shoot some flowers with a moody vibe to them like these pink ones.
These mums were the biggest I’ve ever seen!
Even though I don’t own a home yet, the Arboretum is THE place to get landscaping ideas. How serene does this look?
And how creative, fun, and pretty is this one?
For Texas, this is a LOT of greenery, ha!
For my fellow influencers and bloggers, as you can see, the Dallas Arboretum is VERY Instagrammable. We stumbled upon this small courtyard and it was so cute!
This mini Christmas tree nestled in fall flowers and foliage was too adorable not to capture.
As we left, we saw a lot of vegetable gardens too. It was so nice to see tomatoes, eggplant, varieties of lettuce and kale, peppers, and more!
All in all, seeing the Dallas Arboretum: Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin was so worth it!
Autumn at the Arboretum was such a fun day!
If you’ve scrolled this far, thank you! I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of the Dallas Arboretum: Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin.
I’ll be going to Holiday at the Arboretum in the next few weeks with my besties again and I’m so excited! And you can bet an article about that experience will be published should you decide to visit.
If you’re local or will be in Dallas this holiday season, get your tickets for a fun and relaxing experience either by yourself, a few of your friends, or family!