What the Dallas Arboretum does best is transport us. While we’re under no illusion that any expanse of land in the Lone Star State could naturally produce half a million blooming spring bulbs that burst with supernatural color, we can still dream. And to indulge those floral fantasies, the Arboretum (8525 Garland Road) offers up a horticultural paradise right on the banks of White Rock Lake. On Sunday, Dallas Blooms: Deep in the Heart of Texans kicks off a visual feast that perfectly complements daydreams, photo ops and barefoot babies — it may not be nature at its most pristine, but it is a stunning sight produced by a team of dedicated green thumbs. The event runs through April 12 and highlights include infinite flowers, Texas-themed topiaries, an ongoing concert series and family-friendly activities on the daily. The Dallas Arboretum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day; general admission is $15 for non-member adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors, and free for littles 2 and under. Visit for a full schedule of springtime events.
Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: March 1. Continues through April 12, 2015
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