Dallas Blooms Returns in March Bursting With Color

Feb 07, 2013, 10:59 ET from Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

DALLAS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum's nationally acclaimed floral festival Dallas Blooms, presented this year by Bank of America. The festival begins March 2 and continues through April 7.

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"The Arboretum's Dallas Blooms is one of the most beautiful sights to see in the Southwest and Bank of America is proud to be the presenting sponsor this year," said Gillian Breidenbach, Bank of America. "This is a must-see event for Dallas residents and visitors – recognized as one of the Top 14 Places in the World to see spring flowers."

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 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 into April.

"It is once again time for those magical days at the Dallas Arboretum when all your favorite spring flowers burst into bloom," said Dave Forehand, Vice President of Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum. "Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, cherry blossoms, azaleas and more put on our famous flower show, Dallas Blooms. Please come be our guests and enjoy this beautiful display."

The incredible work of botanical design accomplished by our horticulture department in displays throughout the garden will be matched this year by "The Adventures of Great Explorers" exhibit. Six explorers: Marco Polo, Admiral Byrd, Ponce de Leon, Cabeza de Vaca, Captain James Cook, and Lewis & Clark will be showcased with small replications of destinations each explorer traveled. The exhibit runs from March 2 until December 31, 2013.

Media contact:
Wendy Rentz | Public Relations Manager |214.515.6521| wrentz@dallasarboretum.org

SOURCE Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens