The Dallas Arboretum is located on the grounds of the DeGolyer and Camp Estates.
The gardens first opened to the public in 1984.
It is located only a few miles from our previous home, and quickly became a favorite spot of mine.
Overlooking White Rock Lake, the gardens now cover approximately 66 acres.
Dallas Blooms, held each year by the Arboretum, marks the beginning of spring for many of us!
Over 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs burst forth in glorious color.
In addition, there are pansies, azaleas, cherry blossoms and an assortment of other flowering plants and trees.
This year's theme was Fiesta de las Flores.
It featured brighter and warmer colors of blooms, instead of pastel hues.
Ferdinand the Bull, a topiary towering twelve feet tall,
was a highlight of the festival!
But the main focus is still on the massive plantings of tulips!
Yet, some of my most favorite parts of the gardens do not involve flowers at all.
There are many spaces . . .
perfect for resting,
There is also the background which has become a favorite . . .
for many a bridal or other formal photograph.
Could there be a more lovely frame?
By now, these blooms have all faded away.
I am a little late in sharing them with you.
I hope they brightened your day as much now, as they did mine on the day I strolled through the gardens of the Dallas Arboretum!