The 30th anniversary of the Dallas Blooms floral festival, the largest in the Southwest, at the Dallas Arboretum runs through April 6. With the theme of Birds in Paradise, the garden explodes with color as more than 500,000 blossoming bulbs burst to life.
Dallas Blooms features tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other 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 Dallas Arboretum has also launched its Bird House Exhibit five life-size playhouses that are architectural interpretations of bird houses, designed by local architects to complement this year’s theme. Children can play in them while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how birds find their prey, camouflage themselves and survive, migrate, create nests, lay eggs and more.
Location: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas. For pricing details and tickets, call 214-515- 6500 or visit DallasArboretum.org.