Feb 192012

Dallas Blooms at Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Blooms Festival at Dallas Arboretum from March 3rd through April 8

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum’s nationally acclaimed floral festival Dallas Blooms, presented by Capital One Bank. The festival begins March 3 and continues through April 8. Dallas Blooms features 500,000 spring blooming bulbs including tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, in addition to 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. During the festival, over 100 Cherry Blossom trees bloom for a ten day period. Then the finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 6,000 azaleas that bloom through the end of April.

As part of Dallas Blooms – ‘It’s a Work of Art’, the Dallas Arboretum also launches its Small Houses of Great Artists exhibit built and designed by Bob Hoebeke of Hoebeke Builders, Mona  Crider of LaFoofaraw, and 4 other Dallas-area architects. The exhibit will open to the public during Dallas Blooms and will run through December 31, 2012.

Capital One Bank’s “Buy One Get One Free Tuesdays” will offer discount coupons available at any Capital One Bank location. Additionally, AT&T Senior Citizen Thursdays will offer admission tickets for $11.00 and a 20% discount at the Hoffman Family Gift Store to those 65 and over. $1 off admission tickets  are available at all Tom Thumb stores.