Arts & Culture

Flower Power at Dallas Blooms

Plan your trip to see the largest floral festival in the Southwest at the Dallas Arboretum!

Visit Dallas Staff
Posted on Mar 3, 2017

Spring time is upon us, which means warmer weather and outdoor adventures. What better way to kick off the season than a visit to Dallas Blooms! The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden celebrates its annual floral festival with the theme "Peace, Love and Flower Power" – a 1960s theme that's groovy for the whole family.


Walk through the 66-acre garden to see beautiful tulips, daffodils, Dutch Irish, hyacinths and more colorful florals on display. There's 500,000 blooming bulbs here, so pace yourself because there's plenty to see. Take your picture next to the decked-out VW station wagons that are completely decorated in a bouquet of flowers, or pick one of the colorful tulip beds for a photo op, which make for the perfect backdrop.   

Each weekend of Dallas Blooms will be unique and will highlight different 1960s themes with music, TV, fads and fashion from that era.  Check out the Ed Sullivan Show - Celebrity Weekend, March 4-5 that will include professional jugglers and a performance by a Beatles tribute band. The Fashion Forward Weekend, March 18-19 will showcase all the fashion trends of the '60s, with flower wreath making and henna tattoos.

Be sure to make plans to see Dallas Blooms! The festival runs through April 9, and ends with the mass flowering of 3,000 azaleas set to bloom at the end of April.