Dallas Blooms 2014
Next date: March 12
to 5 PM
8525 Garland Road , Dallas, TX
$10 - $15
Start date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Ongoing: Until Sunday, April 6, 2014
Next date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A "Birds in Paradise" theme marks the 30th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival, Dallas Blooms. The garden explodes with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, and the beloved peacock topiaries return to spread their colorful petal tails in the Jonsson Color Garden. Dallas Blooms features tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. 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.
As part of Dallas Blooms, the Arboretum also launches its Bird House Exhibit in the Lakeside Exhibit Area. Life-size playhouses designed by local architects complement this year’s "Birds in Paradise" theme. Children can play in the bird houses and learn all about the life of birds.
Opening Week - Fabulous $5: Feb. 22-28: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum offers $5 admission. Note: Price does not include parking or entrance to the Children’s Garden. This price is only available on-site at the ticket booth.
Mommy and Me Mondays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays. At the Lakeside Exhibit Area, children’s activities include face painting, petting zoo, nature art, and Kindermusik.
Tiny Tot Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. At the Lakeside Exhibit Area, children’s activities include face painting, petting zoo, nature art, and Kindermusik.
BOGO Wednesdays: Admission is buy one, get one free on March 5, March 19, March 26 and April 2.
Bird U Thursdays: Noon to 2 p.m. March 6, March 20, March 27, and April 3. Learn about birds from the experts at Trinity River Audubon Center. At the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage.
Feathery Friends Fridays: 11 a.m. and noon March 7, March 21, March 28 and April 4. The Dallas Zoo's Animal Adventures team will bring a variety of bird.
Ask an expert: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays except March 15. Ask the gardening professionals the toughest gardening questions in the Pecan Grove.
Horticulture demonstrations: 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays except March 16. Learn more about gardening from the professionals in the Pecan Grove.
Seated Tea: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. A favorite during Blooms is the Spring Festival Tea held at the Restaurant DeGolyer by Gil’s Elegant Catering. The price ranges from $47 to $57 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511. The seated tea is for adults and children ages 13 years and older.
$15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens 65 years and up, $10 for children 3 to 12 years of age, Members and children under 3 years are free of charge, $10 per car parking, with some $5 parking available in the daytime. On C.C. Young Senior Thursdays, seniors 65 and older get general admission tickets for $11 each and a 20% discount at the Hoffman Family Gift Store.
- Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- New growler shop in East Dallas now open
- Lakewood Brewing Co. serves up tequila barrel-aged beers this weekend
- Check out the Dallas Arboretum's spring flowers for just $5
- Theater review: Come on into Echo Room, the temporary club in Bath House Cultural Center
- "Underground House" in East Dallas reduced to $870,000