Michelle Shook, from Texas Gardener Magazine, takes a photo of the picnic-themed topiaries at the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The annual Dallas Blooms festival, themed "Life's A Picnic," runs Feb. 23 through April 7 and will include more than 100 varieties of spring-blooming bulbs and 500,000 tulips. (Rose Baca/Staff Photographer)

Michelle Shook, from Texas Gardener Magazine, takes a photo of the picnic-themed topiaries at the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The annual Dallas Blooms festival, themed "Life's A Picnic," runs Feb. 23 through April 7 and will include more than 100 varieties of spring-blooming bulbs and 500,000 tulips. (Rose Baca/Staff Photographer)

Rose Baca/Staff Photographer

Dallas Blooms is one of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest, with over 100 varieties of spring-blooming bulbs, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. 

This year's festival has a "Life's A Picnic" theme featuring a larger-than-life picnic scene topiary. The 40-by-40-foot picnic blanket, vase of flowers, and two giant ants and a picnic basket with pie are all a must-see.

Daytime admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for children 2-12, and free for children younger than 2. 

On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $9.

 
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