Spring Flowers in Dallas

“Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts.” – Dodinsky 

The day you begin to see spring flowers bloom, is the day you realize that a wonderful time of year is approaching. The beauty of flowers reminds us that even though they fade, wilt, and fall, nature will run its course and eventually the light will bring another blooming season. Flowers give us something to look forward to, they smell amazing, and being surrounded by them can often be peaceful.

Springtime in Dallas, Texas is upon us, and with that season came the Dallas Blooms festival. This annual festival is in its 30th year and it was just announced that it will last until April 20th, which is perfect for anyone in town for Easter weekend! The festival is held at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and I’m thrilled to say that I recently visited this wonderful place for the first time! Interested in my trip? Well, I’ve lived in Dallas for about five years and I have to say that this is one of the best explorations of the city that I have experienced, and I went to the arboretum by myself! 

My Trip to the Arboretum

Fairly close to downtown Dallas, this “urban oasis” offers a variety of gardens, festivals & activities, education programs, dining options, and an abundance of breathtaking color from March to November. “Whether you’re looking for a destination for a family-friendly adventure, a peaceful stroll in nature, a romantic date, a wedding or other private event, the Dallas Arboretum is the perfect venue.”

While my first visit definitely fell more in the “peaceful stroll in nature” category, I have to say that I would love to go there on a date or with a group of girlfriends!

Gardens

Today, 19 named gardens and numerous areas within combine to create the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.” While everything I saw was gorgeous, my favorite one (coincidentally) ended up being “A Woman’s Garden,” which has both amazing views and also offers an abundance of relaxing locations to reflect on life. 

My favorite part of this particular area was called the Poetry Garden. Find your favorite at: Named Gardens and Features.

Poetry Garden

Watch the video below for information on this symbolic garden area and catch a glimpse of what you could see in person!

Festivals and Events

While I’m very glad that I got to attend the Dallas Blooms festival, there are a ton of other events at the Dallas Arboretum that I would like to go back for. Different rotating festivals take place four times a year and with them come the chance to celebrate “joy and color of the seasons.” There are also multiple public events, which allow the opportunity to enjoy “floral beauty and a variety of fun family activities.”

Dallas Arboretum Festivals & Events

Some examples of these festivals and events include:

  • Dallas Blooms
  • Summer at the Arboretum
  • Autumn at the Arboretum
  • Holiday at the Arboretum
  • Cool Thursdays Concert Series
  • Year of the Children’s Garden
  • Artscape
  • Tour des Fleurs
  • Easter Weekend
  • Memorial Day

Learn more about these at: Seasonal Festivals & Public Events.

I would love to visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden again sometime in the near future! I had such a good time!

For those of you who aren’t in Dallas, don’t worry, spring flowers are still nearby! Check out “Flower Festivals of the US” to find the best scenery in your area! Use Hertz NeverLost to find the event of your choosing!

Also, you can enter your spring photos into our #ExploreAmerica Spring Flowers contest for the chance to win a prize 🙂

Click here to enter!

Click here to enter!

 

Stop and smell some flowers this spring if you’re in the need for peace! I did!

-Melissa Woodring

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