Time to visit the Dallas Arboretum / by Chad Rodvold

 My little ninos in 2014

My little ninos in 2014

Every year I try to bring my family to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden to not only see the beautiful explosion of spring color, but mainly to try and capture a few unexpected photos for the office.

If you've never been, I highly recommend spending a Saturday or Sunday...and I do mean a DAY! Take time to enjoy the 66 acres of manicured landscapes and explosion of spring color now through April 10th as the Dallas Blooms are out in full force. 

 Dallas Blooms

Dallas Blooms

My personal favorite garden is the Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill. I really don't know how to describe its' beauty, but the two-acre garden is anchored by a 100 year old weeping japanese maple and will lead you to the adjoining Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. 

 Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill

Nancy Rutchik Red Maple Rill

We usually spend a couple hours on the lawn enjoying a picnic and letting the kids run like "Forrest Gump" throughout the expansive area. After fatigue sets in, you'll find the kids enjoying a roll down the hill in their own little competition with all the other kids to see who can make it to the bottom. Also, take some time to see who is playing in the Cool Thursday night concert series throughout the spring/summer. I already have my eyes on May 26th with the All Funk Radio Show Band to get me a bit of Motown, R&B, and authentic Funk.

The Dallas  Arboretum and Botanical Garden is extremely family friendly and just one of those places to sit back and enjoy all of God's glory. The best time of the year is NOW...before the heat moves in so look for us the next several weeks and enjoy!

 

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