Dallas Arboretum presents Dallas Blooms: Birds in Paradise
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum's major floral festival Dallas Blooms, with the theme "Birds in Paradise." The garden will explode with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, and the beloved peacock topiaries return to spread their colorful petal tails in the Jonsson Color Garden.
Dallas Blooms features tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. The finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden's collection of 3,000 azaleas that bloom through the end of April.
As part of Dallas Blooms, the Dallas Arboretum will also launch its Bird House Exhibit, life-size playhouses designed by local architects to complement this year's theme, Birds in Paradise. Children can play in these bird houses while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, how they migrate, how they create nests, lay eggs and more.