Gardens bring out the best of our imaginations, and in this beautiful English garden in South Fort Worth, you can spend an afternoon exploring, pretending and just taking in the sights, sounds, and smells!
Weston Gardens was built in the 1930’s and 1940’s and has been a place to spend quiet time in nature ever since! Part of the Weston Garden Center, the gardens are open to the public during store hours, and FREE for those visiting to have a picnic or just stroll through the historic grounds. The gardens can be rented for gardens and parties, and while the historic buildings are not open to the public, they can be reserved as well.
We visited on an late Spring day, during the week, and had the gardens to ourselves. The blooming flowers are just amazing!
There are numerous tables scattered around the gardens, or you could bring a picnic basket for the perfect picnic setting.
There is a fee for professional photographers, but can you imagine a better place for those special photos!
Built as a weekend house when Fort Worth was still a small town in the distance, can’t you imagine the parties held here, or that could be!
Blooming native plants with the original horse barn in the background.
I saved the best for last because I love this old house, built to resemble a ship! On the right you can see the footbridge that crosses the creek to the house! I’s just incredible!
After so much exploring, I was able to pull him aside for a sweaty picture.
A concrete retention pond holds koi fish, tadpoles and there is a little waterfall to the left that you can hear throughout the gardens!
It was Audrey Hepburn that once said, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”.
Can you find my new friend who greeted me when I entered the gardens? I was afraid I disturbed his nap.
Needless to say, you should watch your children at the gardens, as there is a creek, plants, possible wild animals and teach them to respect the plants, one of the great lessons to be learned in a garden! Instead of creating child-proof spaces we need to teach them to get along in the space they are in!
Don’t miss a visit across the road to the incredible garden center, which has plants, fresh honey, and always a pitcher of a unique, flavorful tea ready! They have some fun special events, too!
Looking for a fun Girl’s Night? BYOB for a fun potting party!
Weston Gardens is open 7 days a week from 10am – 6pm, and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday.
8101 Anglin Drive, Fort Worth
Click HERE to visit their website.
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