Dallas Arboretum peacock topiary for Dallas Blooms

Date/Time

February 19, 2022 to April 10, 2022
09:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Location

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden View map
8525 Garland Rd.,
Dallas, TX, 75218

Additional Information

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  • Line/Box Office Phone: 214/515-6615
  • Cost: 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. Additional $3 for Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden. Buy one admission, get one admission every Wednesday.
  • Ages: All ages

Description

Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Presented by Veritex Community Bank, the festival runs February 19 to April 10, 2022.

With the theme “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.  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.

Dallas Blooms includes plenty for everyone including Mommy and Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, Cool Thursdays Concerts and music. Special events include Spring Break (week of March 14); the 5th annual Food and Wine Festival on March 24–26, Easter weekend (April 15–17).

Visitors can enjoy live music throughout the garden. On the weekends midday and other select dates, guests can enjoy live and piano performances in Jeanne’s Pavilion. On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can head to the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn – the perfect place to picnic – and listen to the sounds of North Texas’ best party bands. Click here for a complete schedule for seasonal events, including:

Dallas Zoo
10:30–11am on February 19, April 15 and May 28, at Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn
The Dallas Zoo’s Animal Adventures program is a 30-45-minute educational program featuring 5-7 ambassador animals including birds, mammals and reptiles. Join us to meet animals from all over the world, learn all about their amazing adaptations, and educate yourself on what we can do to help create a better world for animals.

Dallas Parrots
Feb 26–27, March 18 and April 2 from 11am–noon at the Jonsson Color Garden Pergola Steps
Join Dallas Parrots for their 30-minute presentation as they bring in their beautiful rescue macaws in for a show and tell. Their flock includes the endangered Blue Headed Macaw.

Family Fun Weekends
February 19–21, April 15–17, May 6-8 and May 28–30
Country Critters Petting Zoo and face painting from 10am–2pm, family keepsake photos from 11am–3pm on Saturdays; Lucca and Livvy Nitro Pressed Juices from 10am–4pm and Lil’ Red Flower Truck flower sales from 11am–3pm (except Easter Sunday). Plus, the first of 100 families to visit receive a cookie cutter bird feeder kit each weekend.

Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays
February 21 through April 5 from 10am–2pm in the Pecan Grove
Fan Favorites Country Critters Petting Zoo joins us with their menagerie of farm favorites including adorable chickens and ducks; the new story time (10am and 10:30am) features favorite bird titles including Chicken Little; face painting returns with the amazing artistry including colorful birds; and crowd favorite Kindermusik (noon) enhances children’s minds by singing about all they see in the garden including birds trees  and flowers.

Kid-Powered Breakfast with Flour Power Studios
March 13 from 1–2:30pm at A Tasteful Place
Angie Foster from Flour Power Studios leads a cooking class for KIDS: Buttermilk pancakes with homemade whipped cream and cloud eggs. Recommended for ages 6-12. $25 for adult guest and child; $20 for adult member and child.

Delish and Nutrish Easter Brunch for Kids with Cindy Kleckner
April 3 from noon–3pm at A Tasteful Place
A cooking experience designed for the young budding chef with recipes that are parent-tested and kid-approved! How about a banana split, apple “cookies” and “eggstraordinary” scrambled eggs for brunch? Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Cindy Kleckner, leads this class with emphasis on teamwork and sharing, following directions, math and science skills and kitchen safety with important bite-sized tidbits that kids will remember. $30 for adult member and child; $35 for adult guest and child.

Concert by David Chicken
April 10 from 2:30-3:15pm at Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn
David Chicken, three-time Emmy award-winning musician, leads the audience through a high-energy, interactive performance. Filled with creative movement, educational messages and general hilarity, the show is filled with David’s award-winning original music.

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden:
Reopened for the spring, 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 is open daily from 9am–5pm. For a full list of upcoming events and activities, visit dallasarboretum.org/childrensadventuregarden.

Special Day Discounts:
Discounts include BOGO (buy one, get one free) on Wednesdays (excludes week of March 14) and C.C. Young Senior Living Thursdays (those who are 65 years and older receive discounted admission and 20% off in the gift store).