Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is gorgeous. Before we got married, Erik and I had our engagment photos taken in the gardens. People were having their bridal portraits, engagement photos, Easter pictures and Quinceanera pictures taken last Sunday. It was a beautiful day.
I took a couple quick snapshots to tempt you to go. :)
Chevron is really popular right now and the Arboretum is no exception (top left). I love flowers that are just stuffed with petals like the ranunculus (top right). The hyacinth has such a sweet smell right now (middle left, light purple). Their tulip show was mentioned in Southern Living Magazine this month (middle right)! The bottom right picture is just because I love gross, fat toad statues (not the real thing). These crepe myrtles will be in bloom soon. Some people don't like them because of the weeping, but I think it's pretty (bottom right). 


This coming weekend is Artscape. From March 18-20, the garden is filled with artists selling their wares. 

Fairy tale castles are up around the garden. My favorite was Rapunzel's!

The Arboretum also has a summer concert series. A Hard Night's Day (Beatles cover band) will be there twice. Erik and I saw them in Greenville a few weekends ago. They were so much fun. I'd be willing to see them again. The band Petty Theft will also be there. I LOVE some Tom Petty!

Check it all out here.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Arboretum! Esp in the fall when they have all the pumpkins out. I try to do the Tour de Fleurs bc we get to run through it. Good scenery makes running a little easier. :)