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East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

1601 Patterson Rd, Athens, TX 75751-5300
+1 903-675-5630
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Afternoon stroll

My husband and I decided to check out the arboretum on a Sunday afternoon. It was fall and they had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elaine C
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Malakoff, Texas
DOLLAR DAYS AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

Through the month of August 2017 the Dallas Arboretum is offering $1 admission; $5 parking; $2 hot... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
msherwood2016
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Fort Worth, Texas
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One hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife await your discovery at the East Texas Arboretum. The forest appears to come alive as you meander along two miles of woodland trails. Camouflaged frogs, insects, and even deer often scurry away as you pass. Make your way along winding, spring-fed streams connected by a 115-foot suspension bridge. Experience life in early Henderson County at the historic Wofford House Museum. Built in 1850, the home was relocated to the Arboretum several years ago. It now stands as a reminder of early pioneer days complete with period furnishings, memorabilia, and a seasonal garden. The Arboretum is available to host reunions, meetings, retreats, weddings, receptions, and picnics. Just imagine how beautiful a bride is when framed in the arbors of spring! Come join us for a walk in the park!
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1601 Patterson Rd, Athens, TX 75751-5300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to check out the arboretum on a Sunday afternoon. It was fall and they had really nice fall displays at the entrance. There were no employees and no buildings were open which was surprising. We did however walk the majority...More

Thank Elaine C
Carolyn G, Assistant Director at East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! Yes, we so wish we had the funds to have an employee on the weekends to keep an eye on our "Wofford House" museum and Little Red School House. Vandalism is an issue. We are a Non-Profit, so we are...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Through the month of August 2017 the Dallas Arboretum is offering $1 admission; $5 parking; $2 hot dogs; and $2 root beer floats.....HUGE savings and great way to explore these beautiful botanical gardens though the heat of Texas threatens to whip you into a wet...More

Thank msherwood2016
Carolyn G, Assistant Director at East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hmmm...I'm not sure why you posted this as a "review" on our page, but I encourage everyone to go to the Dallas Arboretum! We are a small non-profit arboretum. We do not receive funds from the City, State or Federal. We have to raise the...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Arboretum always has beautiful flowers, and special attractions for the whole family. The jogging trail has posted signs and exercise bars and planks, plus a lovely water fountain. We love to hike the trails, which include shorter or longer trails (1-3 miles). The hikes...More

Thank Martha M
Carolyn G, Assistant Director at East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you so much for your 5 star rating! Also, thank you for taking the time to write a review. When we see this, it makes us know that what we do is worth the time and effort. With us being a non-profit, we highly...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Be sure to bring adequate water and appropriate shoes even for the short loop walk. The diet path is through natural terrain and is uneven. There is a shorter paved path that goes through some gardens and historic buildings.More

Thank Tara M
Carolyn G, Assistant Director at East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Yes, In this July and August heat and humidity please come prepared. We do have a drinking fountain on the front of our office building to replenish your water supply. We also have air-conditioned restrooms to cool down. But, this Texas heat is not fun!...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

East Texas Arboretum is well worth the stop if you are passing through Athens! Close to the highway, our family was glad we took the time to stop and visit this garden. The Arboretum has done an excellent job of setting up garden rooms or...More

Thank Lisa B
Carolyn G, Assistant Director at East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much for that wonderful review! Yes, you will have to come back in the fall when the leaves are changing! There IS a chain fence around the Veteran's Memorial Wall, but it isn't "roped off". It is always open to the public....More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We meet friends from Dallas here two or three time a year we have such wonderful visits. Beautiful almost year round.More

2  Thank 2oldnomads
Carolyn G, Assistant Director at East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thanks for your review! Yes, the gardens are ever changing here at the arboretum. The poppies are coming up now. They should be in full bloom by the end of March or the first of April. Feel free to give me a call for an...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped at the East Texas Arboretum on our way through Athens TX on our way home to Fort Worth. Obviously in February the off season plantings are not yet up to full growth, still the planting beds are well laid out and starting to...More

2  Thank cillaron
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a great place to spend an hour or a good part of a day. With in-season roses, azaleas, and other flowering plants in spring/summer/fall one can wander the grounds at will and the small entry fee is...More

2  Thank TheGantster
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This arboretum is located in Athens Texas which to me is a very charming town . It cost $4 for adults and $3 for kids.. There is no parking fee. The place is excellent for the entire family. Small kids can have a great running...More

3  Thank Vimari K
Carolyn G, Assistant Director at East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Thanks so much for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Please DO come back soon! We are planting our Fall flowers today.....pansies, snapdragons, cabbage, kale, and swiss chard, etc....

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Gorgeous Beds of flowers, hiking paths, vintage buildings....the arboretum has it all! We brought visitors from L.A., and they couldn't believe a town the size of Athens had such an amazing attraction. Popular for weddings and prom pics!More

2  Thank sstarkes1
Carolyn G, Assistant Director at East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thank you for your review! Our guys work really hard keeping the grounds in tip top shape! Sometimes it is a bit overwhelming for two young guys, but they do their best. We do have volunteers that come and go, but could use them every...More

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I'm sorry for late reply. We had a change in management and I just found out we were on Trip Advisor. We are open from Sun Up until Sun down 365 days of the year. Come see us!
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