Bun E. Boniface® Kicks Off France Week at Dallas Blooms!
Author Cynthia Wildridge and her “friend “Bun E. Boniface® will help kick off France Week at the Dallas Arboretum! The Dallas Arboretum celebrates A World of Flowers as the theme of the 2018 Dallas Blooms festival. Each week of the 6-week celebration of spring and exquisite floral beauty will focus on a different international region and culture, beginning on February 24th with France!
Book Signing & Events at the Hoffman Family Gift Store: France Week
- 11am-3pm on Sunday, February 25, 2018: Cynthia Wildridge
Can a bunny learn to count? In French? You might be surprised!
Author Cynthia Wildridge and Bun E. Boniface will delight children with bilingual readings of her picture book, Bun E. Learns to Count in French (Bun E. apprend à compter). Several presentations will be offered between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 25th. Stop by the Hoffman Family Gift Store on Sunday to say “bonjour” to Bun E. Boniface–and learn how to say a few words in French, yourself!
Book and accompanying audio CD’s are available for purchase in the Hoffman Family Gift Store, or bring your own book to the signing.
Other French-related events taking place during the France Week, February 24-March 2:
International Crossroads Village Worlds intersect and become a festive place at the International Crossroads Village. Activities and entertainment from around the globe change weekly based on the cultural theme.
Daily, 10am-3pm, Pecan Grove
We’ll have the Alliance of France – French Culture Club on Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, along with snacks, arts activities and other entertainment throughout the week
Saturday & Sundays, 10am-3pm, International Crossroads The International Crossroads will have an abundance of activities including live music, dance, cultural activities and vendors selling products that are unique from all over the globe.
- Saturday: Join Lorie Fangio, teaching chef and owner of A Taste of Paris, for an entertaining demonstration called, “The French and Their Cheese.” Lorie will demonstrate how to craft an authentic French cheese board, show proper cheese service, and discuss the differences between American and French cheese.
- Saturday and Sunday: French mime to entertain guests, ice cream, activities from the Alliance of Français Culture Club, and Joy Macarons.
Arts & Culture Wednesdays, 10am-3pm
Cultural communities from around the metroplex visit the garden each week to present their culture. Each week’s activities include things like origami, calligraphy, dancing, or arts and crafts from different areas of the world. Along with arts and crafts opportunities, we feature regionally themed snacks.
Wednesday, February 28 – France Week
- 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.learn from the Alliance of France from , sample macarons for sale, and more.
- 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Enjoy a postcard activity with Oil and Cotton from ,
Unique, Themed Food Available for Purchase at Cafe on the Green (Across from Pecan Grove) Each week, we offer of a unique food combination for purchase, designed to reflect the week’s region.
- Weekdays, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Weekends, 10:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
February 24-March 2: France Week | Quiche Lorraine with bag of chips & soft drink
SPECIAL EVENT! Alexandre de Vogue Speaking Engagement & Book Signing
- Wednesday, March 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Rosine Hall
Join Mr. Alexandre de Vogue in Rosine Hall for the exclusive opportunity to hear all about this family’s chateau in France, Vaux-le-Vicomte, on March 21. At the conclusion of his talk, Alexandre will host a book signing.
For More Info
Featured discounts on admission and parking may be available through the Dallas Arboretum’s website. For a full schedule of events, hours, dining options, and more, please visit the Dallas Arboretum’s website.
Hope to see you Sunday!
2018 Dallas Blooms’ “A World of Flowers” Calendar:
|Week 1||February 24-March 2||France|
|Week 2||March 3-9||Mediterranean|
|Week 3||March 10-16||Europe|
|Week 4||March 17-23||A Taste of the World|
|Week 5||March 24-30||Asia|
|Week 6||March 31-April 8||The Americas|