“Life’s A Picnic”
Dallas Blooms is one of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest, with over a 100 varieties of spring-blooming bulbs exploding with color and 500,000 tulips, plus hundreds of thousands of other spring flowers that will dazzle you.
Life’s A Picnic features an extraordinary, larger-than-life, picnic scene topiary comprised of a stunning 40’x40’ picnic blanket, a vase of flowers, a picnic basket with pie and a giant picnic ant, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.
It took two weeks to build and contains 7,500 violas and 14,900 pansies.
See the beauty of Dallas Blooms
A Six Week Celebration Featuring:
- 500,000 Tulips
- Tasting & Cooking Classes
- Live Music & Entertainment
- Children’s Activities
- Wine & Beer Pairings
- Book Signings & Speakers
- Easter Events
- + More!
One of the Top 14 Places in the World to See Spring Flowers.
Upcoming Events at Dallas Blooms
Event Overview during Dallas Blooms
Spring Bulb Sale
Do you walk through Dallas Blooms and wish that your garden looked just like ours? The Dallas Arboretum is here to help by ordering tulips just like those in our garden which we obtain from Holland. By doing this, you can save because we will include orders received by our members and guests and add them with our larger order. The bulb company will even ship them directly to you in November, but they must be kept cool and planted after Thanksgiving. When you visit Dallas Blooms this festival, you can pick up an order form from the information booth and walk around and see the bulbs you would like and place your order either via the handout or online beginning February 23. You can reference the bloom you see to the sales sheets with pictures on it for pricing at our information booth or on our website. Let us help you make your garden look like ours in the future and be of assistance to you.
BUY BULBS ONLINE from our Gift Shop
“Celebrate the Children,” an Exhibition Featuring Bronze Sculptures by Gary Lee Price
Gary Lee Price “Celebrate the Children” Summer Exhibit
April 15-October 15
Join us for the opening of the new summer exhibit, “Celebrate the Children.” On April 15, Gary Lee Price will be in the garden to unveil his sculptures, do live demonstrations and give tours. For more details on the exhibit, visit DallasArboretum.org/GaryLeePrice. Look for information about the members-only talk with Gary Lee Price in your inbox in early spring and on the website.
Flower Power: A Meditative Walk in the Garden
Flower Power: A Meditative Walk in the Garden
A meditation walk in the garden by Patricia Dedman Nail, owner of 6-D Design and clinical psychotherapist who turned her passion for flowers into a transformational healing process.
- April 26, 10:30am-12:00pm – Level 1
- May 17, 10:30am-12:00pm – Level II (Participation in Level I is not required)
Price per session: $35 for Members, $45 for Non-members
In our busy, sped-up, computerized world of cell phones, emails, chatting, Instagram, and video chat, our body has not caught up with the immediacy of new technology. Just in the last 30 years, this trend, coupled with the “I must have this” culture and availability to buy or obtain something NOW, has caused havoc on the body, brain and spirit. We cannot digest all this information and stimulation coming at us and through us, and our bodies are in crisis mode, with digestive disorders, anxiety, and panic attacks just to name a few. People turn to medication and alcohol to manage this crisis.
How can we cope in this sped-up world? We must meditate instead of medicate! AKA “Healing in the garden”
Slow down and smell the flowers. Let the colors, textures, aromas and sounds mesmerize you into stillness, being present, refreshed and healed. Flowers and trees enjoy giving back to humanity for the simple pleasure of evoking stillness and beauty to anyone who stops to look and listen.
In this two-part series, Patricia Dedman Nail, owner of 6-D Design and clinical psychotherapist, will teach processes that can be learned and repeated, that guests can take with them and practice on their own, as a part of their daily routine at home, in their own garden, or at the Arboretum, to combat the stress we find around us daily. The class will be held in A Tasteful Place, followed by a healing meditative walk in the garden.
Guests can also register by phone at 214-515-6500.
Artscape returns to Pecan Grove with over 90 juried artists, food, wine, beer and live entertainment performing on stage both Saturday and Sunday. We will have members only preview on Friday, April 26 evening, watch your inbox for details to reserve your spot. See the Artscape Page for more details.
Hoffman Family Gift Store
April 28- Jamie Purviance, Weber Grilling
Demonstration Cooking with the Author: Jamie Purviance Author of Weber Grilling
April 28, 11:00am-1:00pm
11:00am-12:00pm, A Tasteful Place: Presentation
12:00-1:00pm, Hoffman Gift Shop: Book Signing
Join us for a demonstration and book signing from Jamie Purviance, a brand new released book with 100 all new recipes and over 1000 photos. Samplings will be available after the class, and books will be available for sale.
Demonstration Cooking with the Author: Elizabeth Minchilli, author of The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals For Family and Friends
May date to be announced, 11:00am-12:00pm, A Tasteful Place
Free with paid garden admission
Join us for a demonstration and book signing with Elizabeth Minchilli. Samplings will be available after the class and books will be available for sale.
Mother’s Day Weekend
Mother’s Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum
May 11 & May 12
Celebrate Mom at the Dallas Arboretum. The first 100 moms to walk through the gates on Saturday and Sunday receive a beautiful, complimentary rose. Guests can enjoy live music, free wine and beer samples both days, and the Volunteer Advisory Board will be on site to take family photos. Pictures are available for purchase.
Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch with seating’s at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Rosine or Restaurant DeGolyer with our elaborate menu featuring multiple carving stations, extensive chef’s antipasto displays, and more. For reservations, call 214.515.6511 by May 10.
Stop by the Hoffman Family Gift Store to get a copy of the new Dallas Arboretum Coffee Table Book. It makes the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Purchase the hardcover for $42.98 or the paperback for $29.98.
Saturday, May 11
-Uncommon Wine (free samples)-Val Late Garden, Noon-3 p.m.
-3 Nations Brewery Co.-A Tasteful Place, Noon-3 p.m.
–Live music: The Gibbonses-The Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, May 12
-Emporium Pies Ice Cream Truck-DeGolyer House Crossroads, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
-3 Nations Brewery Co. (free beer samples)-A Tasteful Place, Noon-3 p.m.
-William Chris Vineyards (free wine samples)- A Tasteful Place, Noon-3 p.m.
-White Rock Montessori- The Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, 1 p.m.
-Sierra Leon band performance- Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, 2-4 p.m.
Every Wednesday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Buy one, get one admission every Wednesday.
CC Young Senior Thursdays
Every Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Seniors 65 and older get in for $12 general garden admission on Thursdays and receive a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Discount available at ticket booth only.
Bloom 2019 Sponsors
As one of North America’s finest display gardens, the Dallas Arboretum
• The gardens attracted 979,219 visitors in 2018; DABS has over 39,000 members;
• In 2018 almost 97% of paid visitors to the Arboretum were from within a
• The Arboretum is consistently ranked as one of the top attractions in Dallas by TripAdvisor;
• Recognized around the world for our premier warm weather plant trials program, DABS’ research has expanded the palette of horticultural products available for use in North Texas