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To celebrate the Easter holiday, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has planned a weekend full of exciting activities including music, festive treats, children’s activities and a garden full of floral backdropsperfect for those Easter photos.Easter weekend is sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

Mary Brinegar, Dallas Arboretum president, said, “Families have made visiting Easter weekend a tradition because it’s during Dallas Blooms, one of the most glorious moments in the garden. The last weeks of March usher in the blossoming of the 150 cherry trees, and the first weeks of April showcase the 3,000 azaleas, so it’s a beautiful time to visit.” The largest floral festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms runs through April 12.

 

Eddie Coker Children’s Concert, sponsored by DallasChild

Friday, April 3 | 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. | Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

Children’s activities include face painting, crafts and a petting zoo on Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A roving bunny rabbit in costume will also be making rounds in the garden for family photo opportunities.

 

Matt Tolentino's Cement City Ramblers – Special Musical Concert

Saturday, April 4 | 1 p.m. | Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn

To carry out our theme “Deep in the Hearts of Texans,” the Dallas Arboretum welcomes the musical selections that are going to hearken back to the traditional Texas western swing bands of the 1930s and 1940s. Combining elements of jazz, blues, folk, and swing, this delightful music has kept Texas dance halls swinging for generations.

 

Pony Rides

Sunday, April 5 | Noon – 4 p.m. | Pecan Grove

Complimentary with paid garden admission.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, guests can relax on the lawn near the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, listen to the music being played and enjoy a picnic.

Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Activities:

Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5

Storytime

10 a.m. | Moody Oasis

Children will be able to enjoy bunny themed stories while participating in a crafts where theycan make their very own bunny ears.

 

Dyeing Easter Eggs

1:30 p.m. | Plant Lab

Children are invited to dye Easter eggs using all natural dyes.

 

Springing Up Shapes

3:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Gallery

Children can design their own paper Easter egg and decorate it using fun shapes, patterns and colors.

 

Plant Lab: “Seeds on the Move” Experiments

11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. | Plant Lab

 

OmniGlobe Presentation: The Quest for Life in Our Solar System

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. | Exploration Center

Learn about the solar system during a demonstration using the OmniGlobe.

 

Meet Betty the Bee

12:30 p.m. | Moody Oasis

She will answer the question, “Betty, Are You a Pollinator?”

 

Wetlands Wonders

2 p.m. | Texas Native Wetlands

Learn about aquatic life at this special program.

 

You Are What You Eat

4 p.m. | Incredible Edible Garden

Learn from this informative discussion.

 

Discounts:

Tom Thumb is selling discount tickets for $1 off the regular price. Group discounts for 15 or more are available with advance registration by calling 214.515.6520. Check the Dallas Arboretum website for additional discounts.

 

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum.  The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department.  WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum.

 

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