Dallas Blooms: A World of Flowers Opens February 24

Dallas Blooms 2018The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, named by Architectural Digest as one of the “15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” will present Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, from February 24 to April 8.  This year’s theme is  “A World of Flowers”. The festival will feature an explosion of color from more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.

A World of Flowers

As Dallas is one of the leading cities in the nation with many cultural communities, the Dallas Arboretum is pleased to showcase a different region of the world during the festival.

At the International Crossroads Village, a festive central location within the garden, visitors can view a large world map created from flowers. Each week focuses on a different region such as France, the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and the Americas, so the food, entertainment and cultural offerings will vary throughout Dallas Blooms.

On Fridays, there is an International Market featuring unique goods as well as cultural activities. Each weekend will have an International Festival showcasing that week’s highlighted country through music, dance, cultural activities and vendors.  For the latest information, visit  dallasarboretum.org/blooms.

Dallas Blooms Activities

Mommy and Me Mondays & Tiny Tot Tuesdays
February 24-April 2
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pecan Grove
Children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo, storytime and Kindermusik.
BOGO Wednesdays
February 28-April 4
Buy one, Get one free, valid at ticket booth only.
C.C. Young Senior Thursdays
March 1-April 5
Seniors 65 and older get in for $11 admission on Thursdays and receive a 20 percent discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store.
International Crossroads Village
Daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pecan Grove
Worlds intersect and become a festive place where guests can find an abundance of activities and entertainment from around the globe. Activities and entertainment change weekly based on the cultural theme, stay up-to-date with event times and locations by referring to the website at www.dallasarboretum.org/blooms.
Flowers of the World: Master Gardener Presentation & Tour
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to Noon
Join Master Gardeners as they talk about the flowers in the garden and from where they originate. Take a tour around the garden to see where these beautiful plants can be found and what makes them so special.
Arts & Culture
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cultural communities from around the Metroplex visit the garden each week to present their culture. Activities include origami, calligraphy, dancing, crafts and art from different areas of the world.
Beverages of the World: Beer & Wine Samplings
Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy the surrounding blooms and cool pecan trees in the Pecan Grove. Samples of select wines and beers are available for guests to try.
International Market
Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pecan Grove
Each Friday will highlight a cultural market from a different part of the world in regions such as Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and The Americas. Art and goods will be for sale, and cultural activities will be featured.
International Festival
Saturday & Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pecan Grove
For those guests who cannot make it during the week, no worries. The International Crossroads has an abundance of activities including live music, dance, cultural activities and vendors selling unique products from all over the globe.
Spring Tea
February 24-April 8
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Served inside the historic DeGolyer House, indulge in a seated, three-course high tea experience.  Seating is available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays – Fridays, by reservation only.  Tea prices begin at $49 per person and include garden parking and admission. Champagne service with tea is $59 per person. To book a reservation, book online at www.dallasarboretum.org or contact tea sales at 214-515-6511.

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. On-site parking is $15 or $9, if purchased in advance online.