Poston Gardens officially opened its doors on Feb. 29 with colorful tulips and daffodils, ready to be admired.
The opening included an early bird special for the day, inviting all to see the first 70,000 blooms of the season. The admission was set to $5 for the day, along with a performance from the local Southwestern Assemblies of God University Jazz Combo.
Although they are still waiting for every tulip to bloom, there are a good amount of tulips from which to pick.
As the community receives beautiful scenery, Daymark Living is receiving scholarship funds to help current and future residents. By paying the fees, many will get the opportunity to be a part of the Daymark community.
Sam Allelo, a resident life coach at Daymark Living, shared his fondness of Posten Gardens.
“I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s unique to have a bunch of tulips imported to Texas,” Allelo said. “It’s cool that this program allows us to provide scholarships to our residents. We have a couple of people on scholarships and they have been doing amazing.”
The Daily Light visited the garden on March 6.
There were tulips of every color, from roaring red to vibrant violet. People came from all around the DFW area. Gary and Pat King came from Arlington after missing the season last year.
“On TV last year I saw the gardens were here..it must have been too late by the time I wanted to come,” Pat said.
Additionally, Pat likes that Poston Gardens partners with Daymark Living to fund scholarships. She formerly taught children with disabilities, so it’s an important cause for her.
The garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost on a weekday is $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $5 for children.
During the weekend, prices go up slightly. Adults pay $20, senior citizens pay $15 and children remain paying $5.
Parking is a separate fee of $5.
Each tulip is sold at $2 per bulb. However, now until Sunday March 15, there will be a tulip special. The tulips and daffodils will be $1 each.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://postongardens.com/ .