Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Fort Worth

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is comprised of 17 gardens, and is ever changing as the seasons and flowers change. which is why it’s one of our favorite places to spend time!  It’s incredible location, on University across from Trinity Park, right off the Trinity Trail and minutes from the Fort Worth Zoo and Museums, is another reason we find ourselves stopping by as often as possible!

 

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Know Before You Go 

Parking and Admission to all but two of the gardens are FREE!

Pets are not allowed at the Botanic Gardens

Bring your imagination for great games of pretend play, but leave all balls, kites and bikes/scooters/skateboards at home.

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The Fuller Garden

Located behind the Conservatory, this is my favorite garden.  The trellis garden is absolutely amazing in spring!

Spring 2008 080The Rose Garden

All the roses in the 1933 Rose Garden have been removed due to a disease which quickly decimates the entire rose population!  New roses all planned to be planted in the fall of 2016.

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Texas Native Forest Boardwalk 

All along this raised boardwalk there are interactive educational exhibits!

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My kids love the whisper tubes that run along much of the boardwalk!

Spring 2008 059The North and South Vista

A large lawn bordered by flowering plants and tall trees, and a favorite for picnics in the garden!  It is also the location of summer’s Concerts in the Garden, followed by fireworks! Lawn tickets run $22/person, and children 10 and under FREE!   Be sure to take plenty of glow sticks and toys, or buy some there!  Click HERE for more information on tickets!

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Rain Forest Conservatory

One of the two gardens that charge admission, the conservatory is home to Butterflies in the Garden.  Click HERE to read more about this fun springtime event!

Japanese Garden

The other paid admission garden, the garden is beautiful all year long, but the incredible colors of fall are not to be missed!  They offer an annual Spring and Fall Festival!

Discovery Days and Little Sprouts

These FREE activities are GREAT!  My kids have made nature journals, taken art tablets and sketched in the garden, learned about caterpillars, worms and frogs that live in the garden, and so many different plants I can’t begin to name them all!  Click HERE to see their calendar of events for the next upcoming programs!

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My kids are just naughty, and playing in the water features aren’t allowed at the Botanic Gardens!  Hopefully, they will one day add a fun way to cool off on a hot day, but until they do, head over to either the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to play in the fountains in front of the museum, or the splash park at Sundance Square!

 

 

Things To Do in Fort Worth

Play 

The Log Cabin Village has cabins from the Texas Pioneer Days, with hands-on activities for the entire family!  Watch as they dip candles and mill grains, too!  I love their sensory garden!  Click HERE to read more!

Eat 

Salsa Limon at 3005 S. University Dr. is a favorite for our family, a small little place with authentic Mexico City tacos!  Click HERE to visit their website.

Sleep

Fairfield Inn and Suites on University has a great location, clean and comfortable rooms, free breakfast and an indoor pool!

VRBO has some terrific homes available for even 1 night stays in the Fort Worth Cultural District for the same cost as a hotel room!  If you’re coming for a wedding at the gardens, definitely check out some of the larger homes on Tanglewood Golf Course, home of the Colonial PGA!


Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth

Click HERE to visit their website.    


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