DALLAS, Aug. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 14th year, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Rogers-O'Brien, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Named one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals" by Fodor's Travel, the Dallas Arboretum's fall festival opens on September 21 and runs through October 31. Throughout the 66-acre garden, the breathtaking colors of fall include 150,000 autumn flowers accented by more than 50 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash.
With the theme, "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," the event features plenty to do, see and photograph including:
- A 'Great Pumpkin' topiary standing 15 feet tall, filled with 4,500 quarts of marigolds;
- Linus and Sally topiaries looking through the pumpkin patch;
- Snoopy and Woodstock topiaries sitting atop his dog house made of pumpkins;
- A Lucy topiary inside of a 10-foot pumpkin house, now her 'Garden Advice Hut,' where she gives therapeutic "garden advice;"
- Schroeder topiary standing next to his giant topiary piano made up of stunning impatiens;
- Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and Marcie topiaries can be found behind the iconic brick wall made of pumpkins;
- Pig Pen topiary getting lost in the hay bale maze; and
- The Peanuts Gang at their school house along with their multi-gourd decorated house for their autumn carnival.
"Known for amazing and creative displays, our 50-member horticulture team creates an awesome Pumpkin Village display where more than 250,000 people visit during Autumn at the Arboretum. They experience the garden in its fall glory, walk in the pumpkin houses and enjoy the programming throughout the garden," said Alan Walne, Dallas Arboretum's board chairman.
Additional favorites include a visit to A Tasteful Place, the 3.5-acre food, herb and vegetable garden, with three free daily tastings featuring savory samples of seasonal produce. Weekly activities include free Monday cooking demonstrations with El Centro College Cooks along with activities throughout the week including vendor demonstrations, cooking classes, garden-to-table dinners and more.
Throughout the festival, there are plenty of special events, Halloween celebrations, concerts, music, movies, themed nights and more. Visitors may also explore the eight-acre scientific award-winning Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden where science and fun become one with 150 interactive science exhibits.
For more information about Autumn at the Arboretum, visit dallasarboretum.org.
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SOURCE Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden