09:00 AM until 05:00 PM
LocationJapanese Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Garden View map
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
- Website: https://brit.org/japanesefestival/
- Line/Box Office Phone: Fort Worth Botanic Garden: 817/463-4160; Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 817/332-4441
Free with general garden admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors 65 and older; $6 children 6–15; free children 5 and younger. Free for FWBG|BRIT members.
- Ages: All ages
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Fall Japanese Festival is coming Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 6. Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, taiko drummers, martial arts, sword demonstrations and raku pottery in the garden, provided in large support by the Fort Worth Japanese Society.
Open from 9am–5pm (but last ticket sold at 3pm). No outside food is allowed. This year, some activities may be modified to adhere to social distancing measures. Food will be sold at food trucks/concessions, and vendors/performers will adhere to safety guidelines. No tripods or portrait photography is permitted during the festival weekend.
Free parking is available at: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 and 3408 West Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Free overflow parking is available at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3701 Birchman Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107.
The garden's Japanese Spring Festival returns in April.
About the Japanese Garden
The Fort Worth Japanese Garden, completed in 1973, is a traditional strolling garden with winding paths through the landscapes and around ponds. The garden consists of 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds filled with koi fish.
Except in the spring, there are few flowers blooming in the Japanese Garden due to the Japanese practice of Mono no Aware. Mono no Aware translates to “transient/bittersweet beauty,” meaning if the garden was always blooming, it would never be special.