Dallas Blooms

Nature’s first green is gold. Dallas Blooms, the largest outdoor floral festival in the Southwest, provides families colorful fun each spring. Temperate weather and an appreciative eye for beauty make Dallas the perfect place for one of the top floral displays in North America. For twenty-two years, Dallas Blooms has brightened the Dallas Arboretum. Lovely Southern belles in the form of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth flaunt their petals.

This year, three new gardens join the event. Private donation enabled the renovation of these amazing spaces. A Women’s Garden, dedicated to their nurturing nature, adds 2.5 lovingly landscaped acres. JardiniÃ?¨res and seasonal plantings festoon the McCasland Family Sunken Garden. Paths winding through fairyland topiaries lend The Boswell Family Garden the name El Inesperaldo (‘The Unexpected”). In addition, the Dallas Bonsai Society Annual Show and the Texas State Daffodil Show call the arboretum home.

The carefully cultivated blossoms play a symphony of bright colors and fragrances. Thousands of spring-blooming plants – including 400,000 bulbs, 20,000 azaleas, and 80,000 pansies, violas, delphiniums, and poppies – fill the festival. From horticultural demonstrations for master gardeners to wagon rides for children, the event offers a sweet introduction to spring.

2006 Events
âÂ?¢ Mommy & Me Mondays – Kindermusik and Mommy & Me yoga
âÂ?¢ Tiny Tots Tuesdays – Tiny Tot Ballet and Tote Your Tot stroller aerobics
âÂ?¢ Walkabout Wednesdays – health screening from experts and a one-mile fitness trail
âÂ?¢ Two-for-One Thursdays – admission savings with ads from The Dallas Morning News
âÂ?¢ Spring Tea – three course tea weekday afternoons
âÂ?¢ Easter Weekend – petting zoo, James French photos with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, children’s concert and crafts
âÂ?¢ Arboretum After Dark – socializing with signature bloom-inspired cocktails and live music

C’est si bon! Dallas Blooms returns March 10 through April 16. The 2006 theme for this festive floral event is Eiffel Flower. New attractions include a fifteen foot replica of la Tour d’Eiffel atop topiary of thousands of fleurs.

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