Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans at Dallas Arboretum
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Seeing the tulips at this floral festival is always one of the things that makes me think spring has really arrived. Dallas Blooms has some extra Lone Star State flavor mixed in this year, with themed Western-style photo ops around a chuck wagon hitched to two horse topiaries, musical acts and special menus at Cafe on the Green. On Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., there’ll be pony rides. On Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., you can see a trick roper (there won’t be performances on Easter, though). Bring your camera, or you'll regret it!
For more than 30 years, Dallas Blooms has been a tradition as the largest floral festival in the Southwest.
This year’s Texas-sized extravaganza - "Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans" - features more than 500,000 blooming spring bulbs along with Texas themed topiaries, entertainment, food and special activities celebrating Texas. On display are tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials that bloom throughout the entire festival, so the garden changes all the time.
Many events are offered during Dallas Blooms including Mommy and Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, Easter activities, and a Spring Break concert featuring '80s tribute band The Molly Ringwalds. Go here for more details on Dallas Blooms activities.
The finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas that bloom through the end of April.
Adult general garden admission (13-64): $15; seniors general garden admission (65 & over): $12; children general garden admission (3-12): $10; children general garden admission (2 & under): Free; Children's Adventure Garden admission: $3 (additional general garden admission for non-members); on-site self parking: $15; discounted daytime parking: $8 (online only)