Rogers-O'Brien and GFF Present Life-Size Birdhouse to Dallas Arboretum

By Sam Bosell 21 Feb 2014
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Rogers-O’Brien and Good Fulton & Farrell are proud to present to the Dallas Arboretum a life-size, bird-themed playhouse for this weekend’s opening of the Dallas Blooms festival. On February 22, the Dallas Arboretum launches its Bird House Exhibit, featuring the five playhouses designed by local architects and build by local general contractors to complement this year's theme, Birds in Paradise. An "owl” was given to team of Rogers-O’Brien and Good Fulton & Farrell as inspiration for the playhouse.

These architectural interpretations of bird houses are located in the Lakeside Exhibit Area, where children can actually play in, while learning about bird predators, bird adaptations, how they find their prey, how they camouflage themselves and survive, how they migrate, how they create nests, lay eggs and more. As the opening weekend of Dallas Blooms, the gardens at the Dallas Arboretum explode with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, two beloved 13-foot tall peacock topiaries return to spread their colorful petal tails and 3,000 azaleas bloom through the end of April. Dallas Blooms also features tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other spring-blooming annuals and perennials. Brian Shivers, Dallas Arboretum board chairman, said, "Dallas Blooms is the Southwest's largest floral festival with both local residents and out of town visitors who come to enjoy the breath-taking gardens. USA Today has named Dallas Blooms one of the 'top 10 things that make you say ahh,' and we invite the community to visit this spring."

For more information on Dallas Blooms and the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, please visit: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/