Dallas Arboretum presents Dallas Blooms: Peace, Love and Flower Power
Dallas Blooms, one of “America’s best spring floral festivals,” according to USA Today 10 Best, returns Feb. 25 – April 9 with the theme Peace, Love and Flower Power, showcasing an explosion of color with more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms and dazzling layers of landscape at every turn. Reopening that day is the award-winning Rory Meyer Children’s Adventure Garden, a scientific museum without walls that has become a family favorite for hands-on science.
Each weekend during Dallas Blooms will highlight a different 1960s theme and incorporate headlines, music, TV, fads and fashion from the swinging ‘60s. Some of these weekend themes include Vibrations of a Nation “Peace Love Freedom Fest,” a music festival throughout the gardens, Ed Sullivan Show-Celebrity Weekend starring Arboretum volunteers reenacting celebrity appearances, and Fashion Forward Weekend, where guests can create flower wreaths, dress paper dolls, and get henna tattoos.
Mary Brinegar, Dallas Arboretum president and CEO, said, “Dallas Blooms is the largest display of tulips in a public garden anywhere west of Holland. Later in the festival, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees blossom, leaving breathtaking color at every turn. Guests are sure to have an unforgettable experience this spring in our world class garden.”
Dallas Blooms features 100 varieties of tulips, daffodils, 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 during the end of April.
Throughout Dallas Blooms, there are many activities, special concerts and events to celebrate spring’s welcome. More information can be found at dallasarboretum.org.
— Dallas Arboretum