Dallas Arboretum Presents Dallas Blooms: America the Beautiful

Mid-Atlantic Week Focuses on Food, Fun and Festive Music: March 20-26

WHO/WHAT:  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 IBERIABANK/First Horizon, the festival runs now to April 11. With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs and more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. Each week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of the six regions in the United States with food, music, flowers and special events.

The week of March 20-26 celebrates the Mid-Atlantic Week exploring the coastal region. Visit www.dallasarboretum.org/dallas-blooms for specific information and times.  Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. Masks are also required for the duration of the visit. 

ACTIVITIES:DAILY:9 a.m.-5 p.m. Topiaries with an Americana theme are available to photograph in one of the most beautiful gardens in Dallas.10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Seasonal complimentary tastings in A Tasteful Place. Link to recipes here.10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Mid-Atlantic Musical Playlist curated by Top Ten Records for the Dallas Arboretum10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours of the DeGolyer House (Monday-Saturday)12 p.m.-4 p.m. Tours of the DeGolyer House (Sunday) 

Spring Tea: Friends love to create experiences together, so bring them to the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and relax with the garden’s delicious seated tea. Spring Tea features three decadent courses. Spring teas are available Monday-Friday and run now through April 2nd with seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $53 per person or $63 with champagne. Reservations can be made online at www.dallasarboretum.org/teas, by calling 214.515.6511 or by emailing teas@dallasarboretum.org. 

Saturday, March 20: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Live music by guitarist Dave Garrison11 a.m. – Mid-Atlantic Cooking Demonstration: Sweet Corn and Ginger Soup and Sugared Pecans (A Tasteful Place)12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Live music by pianist Lee Harbaugh2 p.m.-4 p.m. – The Absolute Experience (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn) Sunday, March 2111 a.m. – 2 p.m. Live music by guitarist Dave Lincoln11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Food Stories Shoofly Pie Cooking Demonstration with Dustin Miller; a Pennsylvania Classic: Explore the cultural history of this sweet breakfast pie, take the recipe home and enjoy a bite.2 p.m.-4 p.m. – Marc Toussaint Combo, Jazz Combo (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn) 

Monday, March 22: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Mommy and Me Mondays with forehead face painting with COVID-19 restrictions and petting zoo (Pecan Grove)10-11 a.m. – Fit4Mom White Rock Dallas stroller fitness (Pecan Grove)11 a.m. – Dallas College Cooks Chef Demonstration: Carrots Vichy and Steamed Edamame Salad (A Tasteful Place)Noon – KinderMusik (Pecan Grove) 

Tuesday, March 23: 10 a.m. – Daily Harvest – Watch the horticulture team harvest fresh and seasonal produce (A Tasteful Place)10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Tiny Tot Tuesdays with forehead face painting with COVID-19 restrictions and petting zoo (Pecan Grove)10-11 a.m. – Fit4Mom White Rock Dallas stroller fitness (Pecan Grove)11 a.m. – Tasteful Tuesday Floral Demonstration by Doug Land: Garden as Art demonstrating how to grow plants and create earth-safe art (A Tasteful Place)Noon – KinderMusik (Pecan Grove) 

Wednesday, March 24: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) Day11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Chef-tastic with The Furlough Brothers as they celebrate Philly Cheesesteak Day 

Thursday, March 25: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – CC Young Senior Thursday: Seniors 65 and older get in for $13 general garden admission and receive a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store.10 a.m.
Daily Harvest – Watch the horticulture team harvest fresh and seasonal produce (A Tasteful Place) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Garden scavenger hunt for guests (see Information Booth to pick up scavenger hunt) 3-4:30 p.m.
Thirsty Thursday Blind Taste Test: Taste test beers from the featured region of Dallas Blooms, and try to figure out which beer is which. Compare them to the great local craft beers from the Metroplex. This week’s matchup includes Cigar City Jai Alai IPA vs. Manhattan Project Hoppenheimer West Coast IPA and Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Brown Ale vs. Hop & Sting Sir William. 

Friday, March 26: 11 a.m. – Horticulture Demonstration: The Best Herbs for North Texas: Herbs are easy to grow, make gardens smell wonderful and enhance culinary skills (A Tasteful Place). 

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden: 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 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For a list of upcoming events and activities, see weekly schedule below* or visit www.dallasarboretum.org/childrensadventuregarden

Walne Family Discovery Lab: Daily 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. The Alan Walne Family Plant Lab is a unique, in-depth opportunity to experience hands on STEM learning in the Exploration Center. Stop by the counter, and try the daily experiments and explorations, led by an experienced Arboretum educator. With multiple chances to learn each day and rotating experiments every week, there’s always something new to learn. (For guests ages 6+) 

Blooms Themes and Special Events:
March 20-26:  Mid-Atlantic Sandy Science: Participants will feel like they’re on a Mid-Atlantic coast as they explore the microscopic and physical properties of sand from actual Atlantic beaches.

Weekly STEM Stops: Daily 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Stop and experience on-the-go STEAM learning in the Children’s Adventure Garden. Join facilitators as they share fun experiments and real scientific specimens to explore that relate to gallery topics. STEM Stops are “come-n-go,” so each experience is guided by the participant.

Mar. 20-26: Mid-Atlantic: Crab Claws, Leaf Art Impressions, Constitutional Ink 

OmniGlobe Daily 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. The OmniGlobe is an “out of this world” experience that teaches so many concepts. This six-foot sphere is illuminated by two projectors inside that create expansive images of planets, the sun, the earth’s weather patterns, ocean currents and more. Take a break indoors to enjoy this eye-opening educational journey. (Best for ages 6+) 

The Glade Puppet Show: Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. Weekends at 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. The Glade Puppet Show is a fun, interactive performance suited for those ages 8 and younger. Enjoy story times and full performances as children meet Arboretum Andy and other furry friends from around the Children’s Adventure Garden. (Best for ages 8 & under) 

Live Science Show: Weekends at 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.The Live Science Show will blow guests away—literally! Join RMCAG as presenters share exciting STEAM experiments and performances about everything science. Designed for children to adults, the entire family will enjoy this show-stopping adventure. 

I Spy Spring Break! March 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Get out binoculars and magnifying glasses for an adventure in the garden. Solve clues and puzzles around the Children’s Adventure Garden for a chance to learn cool STEAM facts, find hidden gems and even win prizes. 
About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The garden is also home of the nationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. It is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking is $15 or $10 purchased online. Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. Masks are also required for the duration of the visit. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. WFAA, Channel 8 is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. For more information, visit www.dallasarboretum.org.
Additional sponsors are CC Young Senior Living and DFWChild.


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