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Dallas Arboretum Celebrates Dallas Blooms ‘It’s A Fairy Tale World’ March 5 - April 10 February 15, 2011 For Immediate Release Contact: Terry Lendecker 214-515-6521 firstname.lastname@example.org Dallas - This year marks the 27th anniversary of Dallas Arboretum's major floral festival Dallas Blooms, presented by Capital One Bank. The festival begins March 5 and lasts through April 10, with extended children’s activities planned through April 24. With MSN’s 2010 notation that the Dallas Arboretum was “One of the Top 14 Places in the World to See Spring Flowers,” plans are underway to make this year’s Dallas Blooms even more appealing. “Capital One Bank is pleased to sponsor the 2011 Dallas Blooms, 'It’s a Fairy Tale World’,” said Capital One Bank Texas State President Jorge Calderon. “Families throughout Texas and surrounding states will again make this beautiful festival a spring destination. At Capital One Bank, we’re proud to support programs like the 2011 Dallas Blooms that provide Dallas residents the opportunity to come together and experience something unique.” Dallas Blooms features 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs including tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, in addition to 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. The finale of this spring celebration is the mass flowering of the garden’s collection of 3,000 azaleas that bloom through the end of April. As a part of Dallas Blooms, ‘It’s A Fairy Tale World’, The Dallas Arboretum also launches its Fairy Tale Castles exhibit sponsored by Lambert’s and Moore Tree Care. Seven area architects were selected by a jury to build castles based on classic children fairy tales. The exhibit will open to the public during Dallas Blooms and will run through December 31, 2011. “Each winning entry will be placed throughout the garden in exclusive spots hand picked by the Dallas Arboretum horticulture department. The Fairy Tale Castles will each be sited in the landscaped area that best captures the theme of the story throughout the changing seasons,” Dave Forehand, Vice President of Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum, said. The winning entries, construction teams and underwriters include: Beauty & the Beast by PGAL & Turner Construction sponsored by Hill & Wilkinson The Princess and The Pea by NRBM sponsored by BancTec, Inc. Aladdin by HKS Inc. Rapunzel by Baez Consulting sponsored by Southwest Data Systems The Little Mermaid by GHA Architects sponsored by Savings Corporation of America Jack & the Beanstalk by The Beck Group sponsored by Valley Crest Landscape Development Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by Corgan Associates, Inc. & Turner Construction sponsored by Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell During the Blooms celebration, Artscape, a fine art show and sale, will take place in the garden over three days - Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20. It will feature nearly 100 artists from around the country and has become a highlight for all fine art enthusiasts over the last five years. The featured artists work in various mediums like painting, watercolor, pastel, drawing, photography, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, sculpture and 2-D and 3-D mixed media. For those looking for discounts, there will be $1 off admission tickets available at all Tom Thumb Stores. Capital One Bank’s "Buy One Get One Free Tuesdays" will offer coupons available at any Capital One Bank location. Kimberly Clark’s Mommy and Me Mondays & Dallas Child’s Tiny Tot Tuesdays: March 7 - April 19 • All activities located in the Pecan Grove. • Face Painting: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am - 1pm • Petting Zoo: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm • Arts & Crafts: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am - 2pm • Kindermusik: Mondays and Tuesdays, Noon to 12:30pm • Holt Haynsworth Photography ($15 cash or check): Mondays and Tuesdays 10am - 2pm In case of rain: Check the website, Facebook or call 214-515-6500 the morning of the event. Activities may take place indoors. Weekday Activities: March 5 - April 19 • Dann Talley Kincheloe Courtyard - Piano melodies: Daily, 11am - 2pm • Tuesdays - Buy One Get One Free Coupons: Capital One Bank locations • Wednesday morning garden tours: 11am (meet in the Plaza, limited to 30 guests) • Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt: (Print from Arboretum website) Weekend Activities: March 5 - April 19 • Dann Talley Kincheloe Courtyard - Piano melodies: 11am - 2pm • Melodies along the Paseo: Saturdays 11am - 4pm, Sundays 1pm - 4pm • Silhouette Artist - Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character ($10/person): Saturdays 12pm - 4pm, Sundays 1pm - 4pm • Saturday morning garden tours: 11am (meet in the Plaza, limited to 30 guests) Easter Weekend Activities Friday, April 22: 10am - 2pm • Children’s Medical Center Concert with Eddie Coker - Martin Rutchik Concert Stage: 11am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm • Haynsworth Children’s Photography with a live bunny ($15 cash or check) • Petting Zoo in the Pecan Grove • Face Painting: 10am - 1pm (line closes at 1pm) Saturday, April 23: 12pm - 4pm and Sunday, April 24: 1pm - 4pm • Haynsworth Children’s Photography with a live bunny ($15 cash or check) • Petting Zoo in the Pecan Grove • Face Painting (line closes at 3pm) Dining options • Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace: Daily, 9am - 5pm • Restaurant DeGolyer presented by Wendy Krispin Caterer: Daily, 10am - 4pm, Brunch on Saturdays & Sundays • ‘Krispin to Go’ - DeGolyer Motor Courtyard: Daily, 10am - 3pm during festivals only • Café on the Green by Gil’s Elegant Catering, located on the Paseo: Daily, 10am - 4pm during festivals only • The Green Basket by Gil’s Elegant Catering (Healthy alternative), located on the Paseo near Camp House: Daily, 10am - 4pm during festivals only Those needing a relaxing activity with friends and family can make reservations for the noted Dallas Arboretum Seated Tea at Restaurant DeGolyer by Wendy Krispin Caterer beginning March 7 - April 29. Seatings will be available at 11am and 2pm, Monday through Friday only. Reservations are required, so please call (214) 515- 6610 or (214) 748-5559 or email email@example.com. The seated tea is only for adults and children ages thirteen years and older. A 72 hour cancellation policy applies. Group discounts for 20 or more are available with advance registration by calling 214-515-6511. For more information on Dallas Blooms, ‘It’s a Fairy Tale World,’ Artscape and other events, call (214) 515-6500 or visit the Arboretum’s website at www.dallasarboretum.org The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218. The Arboretum is open daily from 9am-5pm. General admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, $8 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. On-site parking is $7. The Arboretum is wheelchair accessible and tram service is available for the mobility impaired, sponsored by Stryker Orthopaedics. The Dallas Morning News is the principal partner of the Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is supported, in part, by funds from the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Capital One Bank is the official sponsor of Dallas Blooms. Lambert’s and Moore Tree Care are the Fairy Tale Castle exhibit sponsors. WFAA is an official media sponsor for the Dallas Arboretum. ###
"Dallas Arboretum Celebrates Dallas Blooms 'It's A Fairy Tale World "