Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News
The Dallas Arboretum is getting ready for its annual flower festival, Dallas Blooms opens Saturday.
The blooming buds of spring will be showcased at the 29th anniversary of Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum.
The floral festival kicks off this weekend featuring half-a-million blossoms including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and thousands of other annuals and perennials. The festival even blooms more than 100 Cherry Blossom trees for a 10-day period.
"Having these tulips in place this time of year is really special because it's not something you commonly see in this part of the country," said Dallas Arboretum Vice President Dave Forehand.
The botanical team includes more than two dozen workers that get the colorful efflorescence planted within two weeks; and much of the flora was shipped to North Texas all the way from Holland.
"I just like coming out and seeing the colors,” said Jenny Livergood, a Dallas Arboretum visitor. “It's just the freshness and the beginning of the spring."
Dallas Blooms runs through April 7.
Admission to the festival is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for kids aged 3 to12 years old.