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Fort Worth Botanic Garden – Spring Festival and Flowercade

14 Apr

This weekend, April 16 and 17, come out to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for the Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden and the Flowercade exhibition.  Enjoy the spring weather in this gorgeous setting!

Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Enjoy the fresh brightness of the Spring color in the Japanese Garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $3.00, under 4 free.

Flowercade, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

The Garden Club Council of Greater Fort Worth sponsors this dazzling display of flower arrangements and horticultural delights. Come and be a part of this unique annual Fort Worth event.

For more information, visit the Botanic Garden website at www.fwbg.org.

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Rose Festival at Calloway’s

13 Apr

From www.calloways.com:

Take time to smell the roses and celebrate America’s most loved flower at the Calloway’s and Cornelius Rose Festival!

The first all-day Rose Festival will be held at select Calloway’s locations in Arlington, Hurst, Plano and Houston on April 16, 2011.  Stores open at 9 a.m., and the fun-filled, educational day will include the widest variety of rose selections that the company has ever ordered including our featured roses.  Gardeners will have the opportunity to shop more than 150 rose varieties in the following types: Antique, English, Climbing, Groundcover, Floribunda, Grandiflora, Hybrid Tea and Shrub.

Additionally, rose experts will be on hand to answer questions about America’s favorite flower.  Jim Berry and Randy Erskine from J. Berry Nursery, Lothar Behnke from Weeks Roses and Calloway’s own Mike Becker, who is a certified Rosarian, will share their rose knowledge at a special rose clinic at 1 p.m. held at all four locations.  The rose experts will be available in the rose area to answer questions until 3 p.m.

The Rose Festival will take place at the following locations:

South Arlington, 4940 S. Cooper Street

Hurst, 760 Grapevine Hwy.

North Plano, 2460 State Hwy. 121

Houston, 2233 S. Voss Rd.

Dallas Blooms!

10 Mar

The Dallas Arboretum is hosting its annual Dallas Blooms this year from March 5th-April 10th.  The theme is the ever whimsical “It’s a Fairy Tale World”.  Local architects and construction firms have collaborated to build seven magical fairy tale castles throughout the gardens.

The website has a printable scavenger hunt designed for children ages 5-10 to complete by visiting each of the castles and answering questions.  On Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5pm, there is a princess who walks the gardens and interacts with the children as well.

Beginning March 7th, the Arboretum hosts Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays.  Activities include a petting zoo, face painting, and arts & crafts.

Also, if you go to any Capital One Bank Branch around the metroplex, you can get a “buy one get one free” admissions coupon good for any Tuesday during the Dallas Blooms!

The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road in Dallas.  The telephone number is 214-515-6500.  They are open daily from 9am-5pm. Adult Price (13-64) is $12.00, Seniors (65+) $10.00,  Children (3-12) $8.00, and Children Under 3 are FREE!  Onsite self parking is $7.00.

For more information about activities at the Dallas Arboretum, visit their website at www.dallasarboretum.org.

Autumn at the Arboretum

9 Sep

The Dallas Arboretum presents Autumn at the Arboretum, featuring The Great Pumpkin Festival, from September 18 through November 14.  Over 150,000 fall flowers will be on display.  Kids can enjoy the Storybook Pumpkin Village, with life-size houses made completely from pumpkins!  There will also be a hay bale maze and a pumpkin patch where pumpkins can be purchased.

From September 20 through November 9, Mommy & Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays will be held in the Pecan Grove:

Petting zoo, 10am-2pm

Arts and crafts, 10am-2pm

Face painting, 10am-1pm (line closes at 1pm)

Kindermusik, 12-12:30pm

Strollerfit, TUESDAYS ONLY, 10:30am-11:30am

Holt Haynsworth Photography ($15/photo)

On Monday, October 11, the Columbus Day Children’s Concert will feature Eddie Coker on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage, from 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm.

Family Fun Weekend will be held on Saturday, October 30 & Sunday, October 31:

Children’s Magician in the Pecan Grove, Saturday 12-4pm & Sunday 1-4pm

Petting Zoo in the Pecan Grove, Saturday 12-4pm & Sunday 1-4pm

Trick-or-Treating, Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm

    Click the link for full details, prices, and schedules:

    http://www.dallasarboretum.org/special_events/AutumnAtTheArboretum.html

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