Spring Fling

Friends of the Arboretum celebrate Dallas Blooms with thousands of their best buds

Friends of the Arboretum celebrate Dallas Blooms with their best buds

Barbara Houlihan, Bob Houlihan, Mike Gosslee, Pagett Gosslee,
Bob Houlihan, Barbara Houlihan, Mike Gosslee, Pagett Gosslee Photo by Ken Bruger
Harvey Mitchell, Joyce Mitchell
Harvey Mitchell, Joyce Mitchell Photo by Ken Bruger
Barbara Sypult, Bob Sypult
Barbara Sypult, Bob Sypult Photo by Ken Bruger
Brian Shivers, Marcy Sands, Steve Sands
Brian Shivers, Marcy Sands, Steve Sands Photo by Ken Bruger
Paul Fields, Tracy Fields
Paul Fields, Tracy Fields Photo by Ken Bruger
Brian Shivers
Brian Shivers Photo by Ken Bruger
Boots Nowlin, Susan Nowlin
Boots Nowlin, Susan Nowlin Photo by Ken Bruger
Peter Dauterman, Lynn Dauterman, Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham
Peter Dauterman, Lynn Dauterman, Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham Photo by Ken Bruger
Barbara Houlihan, Bob Houlihan, Mike Gosslee, Pagett Gosslee,
Harvey Mitchell, Joyce Mitchell
Barbara Sypult, Bob Sypult
Brian Shivers, Marcy Sands, Steve Sands
Paul Fields, Tracy Fields
Brian Shivers
Boots Nowlin, Susan Nowlin
Peter Dauterman, Lynn Dauterman, Barbara Bigham, Bob Bigham

Dressed in attire as bright as flower petals, Friends of the Dallas Arboretum gathered for the second annual Spring Dinner to celebrate the spectacular display that is Dallas Blooms.

Enthusiasts Kate Juett, Susan and Boots Nowlin, Marcy and Steve Sands, Tracy and Paul Fields, and Barbara and Bob Sypult joined committee chair Joyce Mitchell for a little bubbly while they huddled around heaters in the Jonsson Color Garden.

However, the chilly night did nothing to dampen anyone’s spirits. Elegant table settings with Easter-green tablecloths, white china and bright floral centerpieces set a cheerful scene. Even more magical was the colorful backdrop of the tulips, azaleas, daffodils and dogwood.

Dallas Arboretum chairman of the board Brian Shivers welcomed guests as they indulged in savory canapés and a decadent meal of filet mignon and chicken fried lobster tail. Vice president of garden services Dave Forehand followed up with the exciting news that the cool weather meant a longer season than expected for the cherry blossoms, and the tulips are currently at their peak.

Friends of the Arboretum annually support the Dallas Arboretum’s horticulture, education and research efforts.