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Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth

#3 of 17 in Parks in Fort Worth
Garden · Historic Site
Explore the 44 hectares (109 acres) of specialty gardens featured at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This botanical garden, founded in 1934, is the oldest of its kind in Texas. The facility boasts over 2,500 different species of plants, both native and exotic, in its 21 specialty gardens. The Conservatory and Japanese Garden are the most popular areas of the park, which also features special exhibits, events, and classes for both adults and children. Feed one of the thousands of koi fish in the Japanese Garden or participate in an educational activity at the Texas Native Forest Boardwalk, the park´s outdoor learning center. After exploring the grounds, you can escape the sun at the garden's gift shop or restaurant. Plan your Fort Worth Botanic Garden visit and explore what else you can see and do in Fort Worth using our Fort Worth trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • Beautiful park. A variety of different types of plants: section of Native Texas plants, Cactus garden, and Japanese Gardens complete with waterfalls and koi ponds. Bring a picnic and enjoy the...  more »
  • Yesterday was my first visit to the FW Botanic Garden and I enjoyed it so much, I became a member. There are so many things to see beyond the beautiful plants and flowers, like waterfalls, fountains.....  more »
  • Even in August heat and humidity, this is a beautiful place to visit. Not as many plants in bloom as other times of the year, but I wanted to find out what does bloom in August. I followed the walking trail, it was a very nice walk, and mostly shaded. The Japanese Garden is definitely worth your time too. The vegetable garden was mostly blown out, which made me feel a little better about my own at home. It's definitely worth buying a membership if you plan on visiting more than once a year. Great place to bring your children too. Lots of fun learning opportunities to help them develop a love of plants and the outdoors. 💐🌷🏵️
  • Love this place. They now charge and you have to take a shuttle cart that only really seats 8 at a time comfortably from the botanical research building or walk all the way. No more parking right across the street. The shuttle system is a little bit weird and I hope they figure that out. We went during a Friday so the place was dead. However, I think it was more beautiful because we were one of maybe fifteen people in the entire place. I can imagine on weekends it would be a little more crowded and you might have to wait awhile for a shuttle. Although you now have to pay, there is nothing stopping somebody from parking and then getting immediately in line for the shuttle at the front of the building, bypassing the payment stations inside. So I hope they figure out how to contend with the freeloaders in the future who are going to try to get around having to pay. My wife and I bought a membership even though we already have a reciprocal membership from the Dallas Arboretum. This place deserves all the money it can get if it plans to make the major improvements that it needs (such as rebuilding the moon bridge). We have been coming here for years and hope that these changes are all for the better!

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