Ever wonder what 90,000 pumpkins looks like? Wonder no more! For the 11th year, Dallas Arboretum presents their famous one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring arrangements of nearly one hundred thousand pumpkins, gourds and squash, plus hay bales and cornstalks. This year’s theme is Art of the Pumpkin, for which the talented designers created stunning mosaics out of pumpkins.
Few people are as into Halloween as my friend Colleen so I asked her to join me for Autumn at the Arboretum, which runs through November 23rd. I can’t imagine anyone looking as thrilled to be surrounded by pumpkins as Colleen! There are loads of photo ops around Pumpkin Village and we took adventure of every single one of them. It was a balmy 90 degrees when we went so we opted for sundresses, but in our hearts it was a crisp fall day!
Much to my delight, Cinderella’s “Pumpkin” Carriage has returned! We had too much fun posing for Prince Charming in this Disney-esque carriage, pulled by two life-size hay horses surrounded by cream-colored pumpkins. If Dallas Arboretum wouldn’t mind a quick bippity-boppity-boo of one more pumpkin, I sure wouldn’t hate seeing my Friesian Wendy pull a carriage like this!
Don’t forget the rest of Dallas Arboretum when you’re there for the Pumpkin Village! Even in October, the garden is lush and green and the roses are still in bloom. That’s Texas for you!
And my Public Service Announcement for the week: the cafe by the gift shop serves Frozen Hot Chocolate. You’re welcome!
Dallas Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buy tickets to Autumn at the Arboretum here. Head to the Arboretum this week to get your pumpkin on before the big day. You can also take your kids/grandkids/nieces/newphews trick-or-treating at Dallas Arboretum this weekend!