Fall Decorating Ideas From the Dallas Arboretum

Get in the spirit of fall and savor the many ways to use gourds in your decorating scheme.
Pumpkin-Lined Path

Pumpkin-Lined Path

The pumpkin lined path leads you through the Dallas Arboretum.

The pumpkin lined path leads you through the Dallas Arboretum.

Tucked away in the beautiful White Rock Lake area of Dallas lies the Dallas Arboretum. This sprawling botanical garden has over 66 acres of plant life, sculptures and trails. The displays are changed four times per year to truly capture the beauty of each season. 

Every fall the Arboretum pulls out the stops with deep, rich color, in-season plants, and, of course, plenty of pumpkins, squashes and assorted gourds. Included in the installation is an area with structures clad in pumpkins and gourds. It is both lovely and educational. 

Sample the sights in this gallery of Arboretum images:

Pumpkin-Lined Path

The pumpkin lined path leads you through the Dallas Arboretum.

Pumpkin Power

Pumpkins, squashes and gourds...oh, my.

Pretty Fall Colors

Deep, rich color fills the beds at the Dallas Arboretum.

Piles of Pumpkins

Pumpkins and squashes are everywhere at the Dallas Arboretum.

Pumpkin House

An eclectic assortment of multi-hued pumpkins ornament this gourd home.

Pumpkin Stairs

Even the stairs get the pumpkin treatment for the fall display at the Dallas Arboretum, full of great ideas for fall decorating.

Pumpkin Borders

Pumpkin lined paths guide you through the fall display at the Dallas Arboretum.

Fall Landscaping

Fall focal point at the Dallas Arboretum.

Blue Hubbard Squash

An array of squash varieties are on display at the Dallas Arboretum.

Naples Long Squash

The endless variety of shapes, texture and color make gourds a natural for fall decorating.

Marina di Chioggia Squash

Bumpy, yes. But this Italian heirloom variety, though odd on the inside, is delicious on the inside when baked or used in pies.

'Speckled Hound' Squash

This winter squash has a sweet and nutty flavor.

Pumpkin Hut

Pumpkin clad buildings dot the autumn display at the Dallas Arboretum.

White Pumpkin Hut

This pumpkin hut goes minimalist in white.

Pumpkin Garland

Pumpkin garland hangs from the trees and adds color to every scene.

Land of Pumpkins

Rows and rows of pumpkin and squash varieties are on display at the Dallas Arboretum.