It’s time for the Summer of Sculpture at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Renowned sculptor Seward Johnson’s “Celebrating the Familiar” is a realistic collection of 25 life-size cast bronze sculptures, on view throughout the garden until July 31.
Visitors to Dallas Arboretum are now required to purchase advance, online, timed tickets for entry. Call 214-515-6615 or purchase online at dallasarboretum.org. They encourage face masks in the garden, and they require masks in the restrooms and indoor facilities. To learn more about garden procedures, see the Know Before You Go FAQ on their website.
Photo: Uninvited Advice by Seward Johnson ©1992 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
Johnson’s sculptures show people in the midst of ordinary life. These works of art celebrate the everyday. His work shows profound craftsmanship in the fine details of expression and pose. The Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District supports the exhibit in part.
Visit the Dallas Arboretum and experience the compelling exhibit for yourself. Discover how nature can nurture you and soothe a troubled spirit.
Touring Sculpture Exhibit
Photo: Down to Earth by Seward Johnson ©1989 The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
The Dallas Arboretum has created a one-mile path, along with other leisurely walking paths around the garden, to make it easier to tour the sculpture exhibit while social distancing. Guests can take breaks in the Pecan Grove, the Jonsson Color Garden, on the Camp House Lawn, and on the lawn of Lay Family Garden. The Rose Garden, Nancy Seay Magnolia Glade, Nancy’s Garden, Crape Myrtle Allee, and other gardens are also now open.
Terrace Café and Café on the Green, presented by Gil’s Elegant Catering, offer window service while indoor dining rooms are closed. Please check the website for the latest information on openings before visiting.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake, at 8525 Garland Road in Dallas. They are open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through the end of June. Hours will then be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in July and August. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 2-12, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. Parking is $10. Visit dallasarboretum.org for more information.