This garden tour is a must.

By Melissa Locker
April 07, 2020
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Don’t let April showers, seasonal allergies, distance, or the coronavirus pandemic stop you from seeing the incredible tulip show taking place at the Dallas Arboretum. This year, the arboretum is putting Mother Nature’s spring show on display for everyone staying safely home with a virtual tour.

In the virtual tour, Dave Forehand, the vice president of gardens at the Dallas Arboretum, guides viewers on an informative personal tour or the tulip blooms. Not only do you get an eyeful of drop-dead gorgeous flowers, but you’ll get an earful of facts and interesting tidbits about the various plants and features that you pass as you virtually stroll through the gardens.

If you don't love tulips as much as we do (no judgment!), there are other virtual tours to take, too. Walk under cherry blossoms that are in full bloom, take a leisurely ramble around the 2.2-acre Lay Family Garden filled with perennials and a Grotto complete with a waterfall and koi pond. There’s also an incredibly colorful walk through Red Maple Rill, a two-acre garden featuring over 80 varieties of brilliantly red, orange, and golden Japanese Maples planted along a bubbling stream. It’s positively transporting, without any transportation necessary.

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If you are working remotely, the arboretum has a clever way to share flowers online. They offer downloadable virtual backgrounds to turn your Zoom meeting into a blooming awesome affair. They offer a variety of gorgeous landscapes that are sure to make your next online meeting or virtual family get together look like it takes place in the great outdoors, even while you’re staying in the great indoors.

To go on a walk without leaving your couch, head to the Dallas Arboretum’s website and start your virtual tour.