The Dallas Arboretum grounds were in all their glory overlooking White Rock Lake for the Arboretum’s Corporate Donors cocktail buffet. Arboretum President/CEO Mary Brinegar had managed to negotiate with Mother Nature to have such a beautiful night for guests like Craig Davis, Robin Carreker, Garrison Elfird, Patty Sullivan and Jim Ryan to wander the Jonsson Garden surrounded by hundreds of thousand of tulips.
If you haven’t been out to Dallas Blooms, make reservations for this weekend pronto! Not only will the weather be a repeat of today, but you’ll be able to see the Japanese cherry blossom trees in their final weekend. On the other hand, the tulips that were planted later than usual are still going to be heads up for eight to ten days.
When asked if the February snowmaggedon had threatened the cherry blossom trees and tulips, Arboretum Gardens and Visitor Services VP Dave Forehand reported that the winter storm was ironically timed just right for the Arboretum. The pansies were insulated by the snow; the trees were hardy and could withstand the sub-freezing temperatures; and the tulips had hardly emerged for their debut.
If you are lucky enough to make it to the Arboretum this weekend, make sure to take photos. It’s a picture-perfect location.