Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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Enjoy the captivating beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas, which together is one of the largest centers for botanical exploration and discovery in the United States. The garden is located in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District, just minutes from downtown. The combined 120-acre campus offers stunning garden views, exhibits, gift shops and a café.
Established in 1934, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) is the oldest major botanic garden in Texas. Long celebrated for its beautiful tropical, rose, and Japanese gardens, the FWBG is composed of 25 specialty garden spaces.
Spend the day strolling through the Japanese Garden with its koi-filled pools, sculptured hillsides, crafted stonework and dramatic waterfalls. Nearby, visit the iconic Rose Garden, with a terraced ramp featuring paths that wind past colorful flower beds amidst a cascade of water down the center.
Some of the most kid-friendly spaces in the FWBG include the elevated Native Texas Boardwalk, with 13 educational stations to keep the kids’ brains in learning mode and their bodies moving, and the Backyard Vegetable Garden with a child-size, two-story yellow playhouse and greenhouse. Seasonal events and special exhibits throughout the year include:
Fall Japanese Festival, November 13–14, 2021
Spring 2022 dates to be announced (typically in April)
Twice a year, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden hosts family-friendly festivals in support from the Fort Worth Japanese Society. Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, taiko drummers, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku pottery and food trucks.
On view in the Fuller Garden through 2021, or longer
Nationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty began creating the structure throughout February 2021, weaving, twisting and shaping a one-of-a-kind sculpture. Now completed, Stickwork remains in the botanic garden for guests to explore. The exhibit will remain up for a year or two, or as long as it survives the wind and weather.
On view in the Fuller Garden through November 28
Dallas-based artist Jen Rose created this original installation for the botanic garden from roughly 3,000 bee cups. These are eco-friendly watering stations made from tiny hollow porcelain cones that resemble colorful flowers. Its location gives respite and water to the garden pollinators and