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By Debbie AndersonSeptember 29, 2022September 30th, 2022No Comments

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Photo by Nancy Reyna

Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., 817-463-4160, brit.org

Frida Kahlo fans can enjoy twinkling lights and reverie among replicated portions of Casa Azul, the artist’s famed home. Find more details on each weekend’s activities on the website calendar. Oct. 15

Día de los Muertos

The Rose Garden will be transformed by a carpet of marigolds on the steps. A special altar created by local artisans will be set up at the top of the rose ramp in the shelter house. Oct. 29

Japanese Festival

The fall version of the popular event is our favorite with cooler temperatures and the Japanese Garden ablaze with color. Nov. 5-6

Butterfly Flutterby

Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park 411 Ball St., grapevinetexasusa.com/events/butterfly-flutterby

It’s the 25th annual celebration of the monarch migration, which includes a live release of butterflies. There’s also a display of more than 300 preserved butterflies, a parade and costume contest, butterfly-themed art from local students, and arts and crafts. The event is dog-friendly, too. Oct. 15

Photo courtesy of Meda Kessler

Photos courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum 8525 Garland Road, 214-515-6615, dallasarboretum.org

There are pumpkin patches and then there is the Dallas Arboretum’s annual display of the seasonal gourd. This year’s theme is “A Fall Fairy Tale,” so look for the return of Cinderella’s carriage and displays reimagining classic stories such as The Three Little Pigs, along with the massive Pumpkin Village and more. Through Oct. 31