Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans

February 28 – April 12, 2015

Presented by Bank of America

Supported by: Tom Thumb | C.C. Young | Celebrity Cruises | Wortham Insurance | Kimberly-Clark | Olmsted-Kirk Company

Automotive sponsor: Park Place Dealerships

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, has been a tradition for 30 years, and this year's theme plays homage to the beloved state: Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Hearts of Texans. Presented by Bank of America, the floral festival begins on February 28 and continues through April 12. This year's Texas-sized extravaganza features more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs along with life-size Texas themed topiaries, entertainment, food and special activities celebrating the state.

Dallas Blooms features tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas and thousands of other springtime annuals and perennials that bloom throughout the entire festival, so the garden changes all the time. The finale of this celebration is the mass flowering of the garden's collection of 3,000 azaleas that bloom through the end of April.

Gracing the garden are life-size topiaries featuring the great symbols of Texas including two longhorns, two horses and the Texas Star - the perfect backdrops for photos and videos.

“Its world-class tulip show is the best spot this side of Holland to see these beautiful flowers.” - Southern Living Magazine


Activities

Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays

March 2-April 7 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pecan Grove

Children’s activities include face painting, a petting zoo and Kindermusik

Weekend Activities

Live Texas music

12 – 4 p.m. Saturdays | 1 – 4 p.m. Sundays

Woolf Circle

Local artists playing a variety of Texas-based music – country/western, Texas swing, Spanish guitar, Banjo, and Mandolin – will play intimate sets outdoors on weekends during Dallas Blooms.

Saturday, March 7: The Gerald Jones – Banjo and Mandolin

Sunday, March 8: The Gerald Jones – Banjo and Mandolin

Pony Rides

Saturdays | 12 - 4 p.m.

March 7, 14, 21 & 28

April 11

Trick Roper

Sundays | 1 - 4 p.m.

March 8, 1, 22 & 29

April 12

Special Spring Break Concert

The Molly Ringwalds: The World’s Greatest 80’s Tribute Band

Thursday, March 12 | 7 p.m.

Hailing from Sheffield, England, this legendary quintet has been able to combine their individual and very formidable talents to create the true essence of the most radical decade to ever be called "The 80's."

Tickets

$27 per person for adults (Members $17)
$25 per person for seniors, age 65 and older (Members $15)
$10 per person for children, age 3-12
Free for children under 3

Note: This concert is not part of the Spring Concert series; individual tickets must be purchased.

Easter Activities: Good Friday Children’s Concert & Activities

Friday, April 3 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sponsored by Dallas Child

Good Friday Concert with Eddie Coker at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage. Children’s activities in the Pecan Grove include face painting, crafts and a petting zoo.


Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Children’s activities in the Pecan Grove include face painting, crafts and a petting zoo. Pony rides will also be available on Sunday, April 5.

Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden

Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the north end of the Arboretum

Reopening on February 28, this 8-acre scientific children's garden is where science and fun become one. There are 150 interactive exhibits, many of which include technology, where guests can learn about pollination, habitats, photosynthesis, electricity and more. Special daily activities take place throughout the garden as well as in the 9,100-square-foot Exploration Center that houses the iconic OmniGlobe, plant labs, CSI-inspired mysteries and 3-D Mini-Theater.


Discounts

Discounted tickets

Save $1 on each ticket when you purchase them in-store at local Tom Thumb locations.

BOGO Wednesdays

Buy One Get One Free admission during festivals. Valid for general garden admission only. Limit one per customer.

Not valid the week of Spring Break, March 9-13.

C.C. Young Senior Thursdays

$11 general garden admission plus 20% discount at the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Valid for visitors age 65+ during festivals. Discounted Senior Thursdays tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth.

Dallas Arboretum
and Botanical Garden


Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30am - 5pm