LocationFort Worth Botanic Garden View map
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
- Website: http://www.fwbg.org/events/stickwork
- Line/Box Office Phone: FWBG: 817/463-4160; BRIT: 817/332-4441
- Cost: Free with admission: $12 adults; $10 seniors 65 and older; $6 children ages 6–15; free for children 5 and younger; free for garden members.
- Ages: All ages
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) welcome nationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty during the month of February as he weaves, twists and shapes a one-of-a-kind Stickwork sculpture in the Fuller Garden.
As he has done many times before at many other locations, Dougherty will take the sticks and aided by a team of volunteers, weave, wind and twist them into—what? Who knows! A hut, a nest, a cocoon, a tower, a maze—whatever Dougherty wants it to be. One thing can be certain: The resulting creation will be as unique as the Garden and as rooted in the landscape of Fort Worth, Texas.
Dougherty began creating his structure on February 1 and worked through the month. Now completed, Stickwork will remain in the garden for guests to explore for as long as it survives the wind and weather. Eventually all of Dougherty’s works return to the nature from which they came, usually lasting a year or two.
In 2014, Dougherty told CBS Sunday Morning what he wanted people to experience when they viewed his work: “I want people to feel the sense of exploration. You’re in another place. You’ve been transported through the forest garden back to the Garden of Eden.”