Tuesday, February 25, 2014

30th Anniversary of Dallas Blooms

On Saturday, February 22nd, the Dallas Arboretum opened its 66-acre garden to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dallas Blooms, the largest spring floral festival in the Southwest with a theme, Birds in Paradise. Over the course of the six-week festival, more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs will burst forth with color.
 
“Its world-class tulip show is the best spot this side of Holland to see these beautiful flowers.” - Southern Living Magazine
 
Daily Activities:
Reopening of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden
The garden closed briefly for winterization and maintenance. Learn all about birds in this eight-acre children's garden dedicated to teaching life and earth sciences based state and national science standards.
NOW Blooming
Okame flowering cherries, pansies and violas. The daffodils, hyacinths and Japanese magnolias are showing buds and color.
Bird House Exhibit: Lakeside Exhibit Area
Four life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year's theme, Birds in Paradise. Children can play in the bird houses, while learning about birds.
Peacock Topiaries: Jonsson Color Garden
Comprised of more than 22,000 flowers and 11,000 plants, the two beloved 13-foot-tall peacock topiaries return to spread their colorful petal tails in the Jonsson Color Garden.
 
Visit the arboretum website for the full schedule of activities at this beloved Spring festival:

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