Fairy Tales Bloom to Life

Image Courtesy Dallas Arboretum

By Bruce Felps

Yesterday marked the official opening of Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum.

This year’s theme — It’s a Fairy Tale World — features a collection of fairy tale castles — Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and The Pea, Aladdin, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters — interpreted, designed, and built by area architectural firms.

The show runs through April 10, and blooming flowers — really, it’s all about blooming flowers — include 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs such as tulips, daffodils, Dutch iris, and hyacinths, flowering in symphony with 100,000 pansies, violas, and poppies.

The usual events such as Artscape, Mommy and Me Mondays, and Tiny Tot Tuesdays also take place during Dallas Blooms.

The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission costs $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $8 for children 3-12, and free for Arboretum members and children 2 and younger.  On-site parking is $7.


  1. Thanks for all you write about! I’m emailing Mary Brinegar the Pres. of the Arboretum to ask if she would help sponsor your web site. I have spoken at the Arboretum and also have interviewed her and wrote about her in one of my books. Nice lady and I want her to sponsor you. Come on, all you Bruceophiles out there. Get this lad some more $$$$ s$ponsors.

  2. bfelps

    as much as i appreciate it, that was not a solicited … wait for it … solicitation.

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