Lightscapes at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is not your typical Holiday Light Display! I’ve spent the past two weeks visiting so many festive and jolly Christmas light shows, and eagerly expected the same from Lightscapes, but I was blown away by what was in store for me! You still experience beautiful lights, Christmas music and a festive-like atmosphere, but the lights are calming, peaceful and much more pronounced against the incredible backdrop of the the gardens, especially the Japanese Gardens. I was almost giddy when I realized the light show continued through the Japanese Gardens, and while I’ve been to plenty of events in the Fort Worth Gardens at night, I’ve never experienced the Japanese Gardens after dark! It was truly breathtaking.
Lightscapes is spread out over about a mile of walking trails, some a little uneven, through the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. At first the lights are a little sparse, but not to worry, it’s just getting warmed up. Enjoy the walk along the boardwalk, the garden gently glowing in subdued lighting. You can stop to purchase hot chocolate, a few concessions, or adult drinks. Take cash.
Winter in the Rose Garden is brought back to life with unique colorful flower lights, but it’s the field of bluebonnets that is a showstopper! Take your time to just enjoy the walk, then turn back around to see the bluebonnets from the top of the trail!
Know Before You Go
Purchase tickets online.
It’s all outdoors, so dress warmly, but walking will help keep you warm.
Restrooms are located all along the trail.
Parking is $20.
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden invited me out to media night and gave me complementary tickets to visit, which makes this an Affiliated Post. However, I’d already purchased tickets to Lightscape and now making plans to go see it in Houston at the Houston Arboretum, and at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. I want to see how it compares in different locations, because the lights really just accentuate the beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens!
Lightscape is an international show, with installations around the world, and some of the most beautiful gardens in the country! Texas has 3 locations this year, returning to Houston and San Antonio and a first time at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.
The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth
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