August Dollar Days

Alleen Buhl (left) and Jennifer Bechthold walk with their daughters Della Buhl, 5, (left) and Remy Bechthold, 3, at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Dallas on Feb. 25, 2016.

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We see you there, sweating. We feel your pain. While there’s little we expect could convince you to venture outside for the remainder of this sweltering summer, let us try: Admission to the Dallas Arboretum, that verdant gem sat beside the shores of White Rock Lake, is but $2 throughout August. Not convinced? Peel yourself from the sofa for this: Sodas, juice and frozen pops are $1 each, hot dogs and root beer floats are $2, ice cream sundaes are $4, parking is $5 per vehicle (a third of the normal price). Frolic through Toad Corners Fountain to truly embrace the season ... or to at least make the best of it.

Enjoy a great discount during the dog days of summer at the Dallas Arboretum. During August, admission is just $2 per person at the gate only, with $1 sodas, juice and frozen pops; $2 hot dogs and root beer floats, and $4 brownie sundaes. Parking is $5 per vehicle and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is an additional $2 per person.

Feel free to bring your own food and drink and enjoy it in your favorite part of the garden. Great spots to cool off include the Toad Corners fountains, the misty Fern Dell and its park benches, and the many water features in the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden.

August programming includes Matinee Movie Mondays, Cold Drinks on Tuesdays, Artful Thursdays, Frozen Fridays, daily seasonal tastings, cooking demonstrations, gardening lectures and more.

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