Dallas Arboretum presents Dallas Blooms: Birds in Paradise

Dallas Blooms: Birds in Paradise

See more than 500,000 spring-blooming flowers usher in spring from February 19-April 10, 2022

Spring will come to life at the Dallas Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms: Birds in Paradise from February 19 to April 10, 2022. Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” Dallas Blooms is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest.

This year Dallas Blooms will feature larger-than-life peacock topiaries along with more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs to create the largest and most colorful floral display in the Southwest. An explosion of spring flowers comes from 100 varieties of spring bulbs, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.  

Springtime is one of the best times to experience the garden in full bloom, with plenty to see and do. Our Birds in Paradise theme doesn’t just stop with our stunning topiaries. We’ve filled Dallas Blooms with an exceptional variety of bird talks, expert hikes throughout the garden, bird flight shows, demonstrations and more. In A Tasteful Place, we’ve also created bird-themed demonstrations and tastings.” 

Dallas Arboretum Board Chairman Jim Ryan

Dallas Blooms includes plenty of things to do for the whole family, including Mommy and Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, Cool Thursdays Concerts and visitors can enjoy live music throughout the garden.

Dallas Blooms Opening Weekend

Dallas Blooms 2022

Saturday, February 19, 2022, is the opening day of DALLAS BLOOMS: BIRDS IN PARADISE and filled with family fun. Start with the Critters Petting Zoo and face painting in Pecan Grove or join the Dallas Zoo’s Animal Adventures Program to meet 5-7 ambassador animals on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.

Other Dallas events include:

  • Spring Break (week of March 14)
  • 5th annual Food and Wine Festival on March 24-26
  • Easter weekend (April 15-17). 

On the weekends you can enjoy live and piano performances in Jeanne’s Pavilion. The Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn is the perfect place to picnic and listen to the sounds of North Texas’ best party bands. 

 In A Tasteful Place

The Arboretum’s A Tasteful Place is a 3.5-acre potager garden, inspired by the movement toward growing, preparing and eating fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food, there are plenty of demonstrations. The events are FREE with paid garden admission. 

  • Daily: Samples of the hero vegetable
  • Mondays: Dallas College Cooks Demonstrations at 11 a.m.
  • Tuesdays: Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demonstrations at 11 a.m. 
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays: Cheftastic Cooking Demonstrations at 11 a.m. (check the website) 
  • Fridays: Learn to Grow Fridays with Master Gardeners, the Dallas Arboretum Horticultural Staff and local experts at 11 a.m. 

There are also paid workshops and cooking classes of all kinds for children and adults. For the latest, events: A Tasteful. Place Events.

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

The nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden features 17 indoor/outdoor galleries, 150 interactive science games and daily events and activities of themed adventures throughout the Dallas Blooms festival. The Children’s Adventure Garden will reopen for the spring, daily from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dallas Arboretum Tickets

Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. For the latest information, visit www.dallasarboretum.org/blooms

Special Day Discounts for Dallas Blooms

  • Discounts include BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) on Wednesdays (except for March 16)
  • CC Young Senior Living Thursdays (those who are 65 years and older receive discounted admission and 20% off in the Gift Store).

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daytime festival admission is $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older, $12 for children 2-12, and free for Arboretum members and children under two. Parking is $11 purchased online.

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