Fort Worth Botanic Garden: 110 Acres, 22 Specialized Gardens
Aug 29, 2016 04:23PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger
Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Programs Facilitator, Teal Delli Gatti.
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We were able to get in touch with Stephanie Sellers, Financial Records Manager with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, to learn more about its history, as well as some exciting upcoming events.
How long has the Fort Worth Botanic Garden been around? What's its history?
SS: Rock Springs was the first garden build in 1929, the Cactus and Rose Garden were added shortly after, and it was dedicated as a Botanic Garden in 1935. In the years that followed more gardens were added, the Japanese Garden was built in 1974, and the Native Texas Board Walk in 2008.
What can someone expect while visiting the garden?
SS: The Botanic Garden is 110 acres with 22 specialized Gardens. Every garden has its own unique look and features. Make sure you bring water and your walking shoes.
Are there any special attractions to look for?
SS: Our most popular gardens are Rose Garden, Fuller Garden, and the Japanese Garden.
Any upcoming events we should know about?
Art in the GardenSeptember 9, 10 & 11; for show times please visit our website.
Fall Plant Sale
Take this opportunity to browse among the cream of the crop perennials, specially selected to stand up to all the challenges of Texas gardening. Cozy up to your favorites and adopt them for your own yard! Bring your landscape plan and take advantage of our horticulture staff’s expertise in selecting just the right plants for your garden.
We offer two classes on Plant Sale October 4th and 5th. Please visit the website for more information on these classes and to sign up.
Plant Sale starts October 7th 2-6pm and ends October 8th 9am-2pm.
Japanese Fall Festival
Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku, tea ceremonies, and more.
November 5th 10am-5 pm, November 6th 11am-5 pm.
Anything else we should know about the garden?
SS: 103 acres of the Botanic Garden are free. Parking is free.
Japanese Garden admission: $7 Adults, $5 Seniors 65+, $4 Children ages 4-12, Free for children 0-3
Conservatory Admission: $2 Adults, $1 Seniors 65+, $1 Children ages 4-12, Free for children 0-3
To stay up-to-date with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, please visit our website: www.fwbg.org.