Texas spring is a utopia for flora enthusiasts. The warm, sunny, unending days provide the outdoor haven needed just before the sweltering summer hits. Take advantage of the weather and the flowery wonder in North Texas by checking out some of these breathtaking blooms in the DFW area.
Botanical Research Institute Of Texas
1700 University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 332-4441
www.brit.orgThe Botanical Research Institute of Texas is making a name for itself in the world of flora. Gardens, conservatories and exhibits enchant and enhance our understanding and our love for flowers and plants. Public tours with a BRIT Ambassador are on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month for free at 10:30 a.m. Private or customized tours are also available upon request.

Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
(214) 515-6615
www.dallasarboretum.orgThe Dallas Arboretum is a must see for those who appreciate flowers. With numerous colorful gardens and recreational areas, it’s easy to get lost in the magic of the arboretum. What few people realize is that there is more to the Dallas Arboretum than a rainbow of bulbs. The arboretum also has a trial garden, open since 2003. The trial garden observes thousands of plants every year. So, no matter how many times you have visited the world-famous Dallas Arboretum, make sure to go back and see the trial garden. You may be the first to lay eyes on some new spectacular blooms.

Clark Gardens
567 Maddux Road
Weatherford, Texas 76088
(940) 682-4856
www.clarkgardens.orgClark Gardens, located about an hour drive from Dallas/Fort Worth in Weatherford, is one of the town’s major attractions. A key site for weddings and other glorious outdoor events, there is good reason why nature lovers flock here. There are more blooming flowers here than one can count. In April, tulip, poppy, azalea, iris, columbine and pansy petals open, followed soon after with May blossoms like day lilies, zinnias, oleander and wildflowers. Strolling through the gardens, ponds and walkways within these 50 acres of beauty is like being in a fairy tale.

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Texas Discovery Garde
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75210
(214) 428-7476
www.texasdiscoverygardens.orgLocated at historic Fair Park in Dallas, Texas Discovery Gardens is a year-round organic urban oasis filled with natural wonders for visitors of all ages. Free-flying butterflies decorate the air in the Rose Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium. However, if you want to breathe the outdoor air, take a walk in the outdoor gardens and admire the hard work put in to a sustainable garden, giving a vividly green example for others to follow. Blending in with the city setting around the Texas Discovery Gardens, this site allows us to worship flowers while also taking in the knowledge of how sustainability can be done. With Earth Day rapidly approaching, the Texas Discovery Gardens is an ideal stop to make to honor the lovely blooms of Mother Earth.

Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135
(817) 392-7410
www.fwnaturecenter.orgSome flower fans enjoy big, bold and beautiful colors, regardless of origin. Others prefer to admire nature’s masterpieces in their own local environment. For the latter, the Fort Worth Nature Center is a springtime paradise. Meandering down the trails and wetlands, this National Natural Landmark is full of Texas wildflowers that paint the fields in spring, as they have timelessly for generations. Mixed in with the picturesque views and fresh air, you can enjoy a leisurely walk, hike or bike ride while paying homage to local flowers, naturally and peacefully.

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Kena Sosa is a freelance writer in Dallas. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.