Dallas Arboretum One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 is to spend more time outdoors. Dallas Arboretum makes visiting their beautiful gardens even more enticing with $5 general admission charges for January and myriad special activities during the month. Parking can also be purchased in advance at dallasarboretum.org for a discount price of $10. Dave Forehand, Dallas Arboretum’s vice president of gardens, said, “After the holidays, we all need some motivation to get moving, and there is not a more peaceful or beautiful place to come out and walk at the Dallas Arboretum. We encourage people to see the winter plantings and our horticulture staff prepare for the upcoming Dallas Blooms festival .” An elegant, three-course Friendship Tea is served January 4 to March 1 for guests age 13 and older. Tea is available Monday through Friday (11 a.m. and 2 p.m. seatings). Tea prices of $49 a person include parking and garden admission. Reserve your tickets online at dallasarboretum.org . Winter Activities for A Tasteful Place Try three free samples featuring a hero vegetable, fruit or herb from the garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Popular cooking demonstration taught by Chef Lisa Roark from El Centro Colleg e nationally recognized Hospitality and Culinary Institute. Two new recipes are demonstrated from 11 a.m. to noon. Recipes for January: Hungarian Creamy Garlic Soup and Beet and Cabbage Slaw. Chef Isabel Snetsinger demonstrates how to prepare her weekly samples given out at A Tasteful Place every Wednesday. Enjoy the gardens at the Dallas Arboretum. Tasteful Tuesdays 11 a.m.-Noon Learn from the pros how to creatively work with flowers by attending free demonstrations. Each week’s class follows the music theme celebrated in the Main Garden: January 7: Ruibal’s; January 14: Avant Garden; January 21: Lane Florist; January 28: Token […]