Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District, just minutes from downtown, our combined 120-acre campus offers stunning garden views, exciting exhibits, gift shops, a café and more. Spend the day strolling through the Japanese Garden with its koi-filled pools, sculptured hillsides, crafted stonework and dramatic waterfalls. Nearby, visit the iconic Rose Garden, with a terraced ramp featuring paths that wind past colorful flower beds amidst a cascade of water down the center. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest major botanic garden in Texas. It contains a collection of more than 2,500 species of plants. Long celebrated for its beautiful tropical, rose, and Japanese gardens, the FWBG is composed of twenty-five specialty garden spaces, including a tropical conservatory, a public perennial trial garden, and naturalized areas and vistas.
Wander next door to the BRIT campus to learn more about botanical research through fascinating art galleries, libraries, plant collections, and science-related exhibits. BRIT, an international scientific research and learning center, has a mission to conserve our natural-world heritage by sharing knowledge of the plant world and helping the public understand the value plants bring to life. The research institute serves as a think tank and a catalyst in conservation. Schedule a tour of the Philecology Herbarium, which houses more than 1.5 million plant specimens from around the world, making it one of the largest herbaria in the United States, or the BRIT Research Library with nearly 125,000 volumes of botanical books and journals. The last general admission is sold at 4 p.m. to allow adequate time in the Garden. The last photography pass will be sold at 3 p.m. to allow for the full two hours. Members receive early admission at 7 a.m.