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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.

Gallery: Fort Worth Botanic Garden [4 Images] Click any image to expand.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is one of the best kept secrets in the area. Tucked away in Fort Worth, the Botanic Garden boasts a wide variety of species, as highlighted in one of our previous articles, "Bodacious Begonias: Nationally-recognized Collection at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden."

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?

Photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Programs Facilitator, Teal Delli Gatti.

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 Garden

September 9, 10 & 11; for show times please visit our website.
Art in the Garden - start Sep 09 2016 0100PM

Art in the Garden 

Sep 09, 2016 1:00PM

Come peruse the artwork from over 30 local artists in the halls of the Garden Center. Displays of oils, watercolors, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and more will fill the lecture hall. ... Read More » 

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.

Fall Plant Sale - start Oct 07 2016 0200PM

Fall Plant Sale

Oct 07, 2016 2:00PM

Plant Sale Open to the Public October 7th 2:00 to 6:00 pm and October 8th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Take this opportunity to browse among the cream of the crop perennials, specially selected ... Read More »  

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.

Japanese Garden Fall Festival - start Nov 05 2016 1000AM

Japanese Garden Fall Festival

Nov 05, 2016 10:00AM

Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku, tea ceremonies, and more. Adults $8.00 Children (4-12yrs.) $5.00 Children 3 and under free Me... Read More » 

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.

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