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Friends of the Arboretum Enjoy Dinner in Person During Dallas Blooms

Friends of the Arboretum, the membership group that supports the Dallas Arboretum, had its annual dinner during the height of Dallas Blooms on March 24. About 250 guests attended and enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tram drivers gave tours throughout the garden to see the Japanese cherry trees and the 500,000 spring flowers—tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and more—that were in full bloom in every color palette.

Dallas Arboretum Board Chairman Jim Ryan welcomed and thanked these special friends who provide important financial gifts, especially during last year. Dallas Arboretum Vice President of Gardens Dave Forehand gave an update on the state of the garden letting them know that the snow formed a blanket over the spring flowers actually protecting them from the freeze, though tulips do like the cold weather! Then guests had a delicious dinner in one of three places—Rosine Hall, A Tasteful Place and the DeGolyer House—while they visited with one another.

For more information on joining the Friends of the Arboretum, visit or contact Angela Paetzel, Friends Manager, at 214-515-6548 or


Jim and Robin Carreker
Joe and Patty Laakman
Roy and Judy Gurley
Larry and Artie Sue Wells
Gerald and Frankie Horn
Kay and Peter Weeks
Larry and Venise Stuart
Veta Boswell, Kama Koudelka, Brianna Brown, Randy
Carolyn and Ken Barth
Julie and Pierce Noble
Caryl Keys, Pam Krueger
Carl and Trisha Ewert
Carol Braden, Rand McLeroy
Dan & Susan Thomas, Vera & Bob Thornton
Roy and Janis Coffee
Bob and Barbara Sypult
Carol and Steve Baker, Joan Walne
Sara and David Martineau
Ruthie and Jay Pack
Nancy Greenbach, Carol Kelley
Jim and Jane Ryan
Xiaohong Yang, Jane Stone, Sunny Chu
Jim and Judy Gibbs
Cecilia and Tim Norwood
Monday, April 5, 2021