The expansive 66 acres of gardens on the shore of White Rock Lake in east Dallas come to life each spring with great fanfare at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Known as the largest floral festival in the Southwest, Dallas Blooms has been a Texas favorite for the last 30 years. Expect to see almost every color imaginable as 500,000 flowers (notably tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths) bloom on the grounds. The six week-long festival gives the Arboretum the chance to rotate their floral arrangements often, depending on what’s in bloom each week, so multiple visits are encouraged to appreciate the full scope of botanical variety. And while exploring the gardens, don’t pass up the opportunity to indulge in warm bread pudding, a park favorite.