See what Southern Living has called one of The Best Places To See Stunning Spring Blooms Across The South at Dallas Arboretum annual floral festival.
This year, the six-week festival provided by Veritex Community Bank is themed Birds in Paradise:
“The spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs, 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees,” the arboretum writes on its website.
“Highlights include four larger-than-life peacock topiaries, 500,000 spring blooming bulbs and a variety of themed programming, including bird talks, bird flight shows, demonstrations and more.
In addition to the themed programming, the event will also feature a variety of special events including tasting and cooking classes, book signings and speakers, beer and wine pairings, live music, Easter events, and more!
Special programming includes Bird Décor with Vanessa Camara, a local designer who will showcase and sell a variety of hand painted items ranging from wooden bird houses to bird earrings.
On Thursdays from February 24 to April 7, Dave Forehand, VP of Gardens, will host a weekly walk identifying the Arboretum’s blooming plants.
On March 8 and March 9, visitors can experience the organization’s new Flights of Fancy with the Bishop String Quartet event. At 7:15 and 9:15 pm both nights, the organization will transform the Bigham Scenic Overlook into a life-sized bird’s nest complete with twinkling lights while the quartet performs a variety of bird-themed classics.
The largest annual floral festival in the Southwest kicks off this Saturday, February 19, for their opening weekend honoring Caroline Rose Hunt.
Tickets to the festival range from $10 – $20, with available special package deals. Some events require individual ticket purchase.