Easter Weekend at the Arboretum

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The Dallas Arboretum is the place to be for Easter weekend.

The garden is flourishing with spring blooms including azaleas, Japanese maples and thousands of new flowering plants.

And Mr. Easter Bunny, if you’re listening, the Hoffman Family Gift Store has everything to create a fabulous Easter basket.

Special Easter weekend activities at the Arboretum include:

Friday, April 6

Eddie Coker Children’s Concert 11 am – 12 pm & 2 – 3 pm

Arts & crafts, face painting and petting zoo 10 am – 2 pm

Photos by Haynsworth Children’s Photog 10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, April 7

Face painting, petting zoo & photos with a live bunny by Haynsworth Children’s Photographer 12 – 4 pm

Sunday, April 8

Face painting, petting zoo & photos with a live bunny by Haynsworth Children’s Photographer 1 – 4 pm

She Is Dallas Info:     The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218-4335.   The Arboretum is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.   Ticket prices are   Guests are encouraged to use the convenient shuttle at Gaston/Garland that will drop them at the Arboretum’s front door. For more information, please call 214-515-6500 or visit the Dallas Arboretum website.   You can also follow the Dallas Arboretum on Facebook or Dallas Arboretum on Twitter.

Check out the Arboretum Garden Map for all of the wonderful sights and activities that await you!

This weekend wraps up the beautiful Dallas Blooms festival at the Arboretum.   Dallas Blooms features 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs including tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, in addition to 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. During the festival, over 100 Cherry Blossom trees bloom for a ten day period. Then the finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 6,000 azaleas that bloom through the end of April.

As part of Dallas Blooms – ‘It’s a Work of Art’, the Dallas Arboretum also launches its ‘Small Houses of Great Artists’ exhibit built and designed by Bob Hoebeke of Hoebeke Builders, Mona Crider of LaFoofaraw, and 4 other Dallas-area architects. The exhibit will open to the public during Dallas Blooms and will run through December 31, 2012.     Be sure to print the Small Houses of Great Artists Scavenger Hunt list for your kids before you go!

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