Fragrant and serene, Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens offer more than 2,100 acres of trails and garden exhibits in one of ... More
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Fragrant and serene, Fort Worth's Botanical Gardens offer more than 2,100 acres of trails and garden exhibits in one of the oldest and largest natural settings in North Texas. An extensive greenhouse area, housed in the garden's conservatory, showcases tropical plants and exotic birds in colorful settings. The Japanese Garden , a popular attraction among visitors, is tranquil and perfect for relaxation or contemplation. Special events abound throughout the year, such as the annual spring butterflies in the garden, with more than 6,000 butterflies adding color to the already magnificent setting.
Today (Memorial Day) a couple, who both are currently in the military, went to the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens to take pictures for their wedding coming up in July.
They were charged $75 entrance fee because they had a photographer with them. No thank you for serving our country...nothing! A few of the pictures were even with the couple in their uniforms...this could have been a great opportunity for the Gardens to promote themselves by honoring our military on such a special day, but no, they didn't care at all.
I have gone to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for the last time and I encourage others to do the same!!!
The Gardens were beautiful and we spent the whole day walking and admiring. Then we ate at the Gardens Restaurant, which was located inside the Gardens. Fresh and affordable food, huge portions and great service. We will be back to eat and enjoy the Gardesn
We took my mother, in a wheelchair, through the Japanese Gardens, and loved the serenity & beauty it had to offer. She has lost interest in most of life, but came alive when she saw the Koi, and loved feeding them, as I'm sure most children would. It was beautiful, only $3, and great for destressing. Their gift shop was nice, and we came away with 2 birdfeeders. We hope to go back and visit the rest of the Botanical Gardens on our next trip to Fort Worth from Illinois.
It was very beautful. the experience was very fun. i would strongly recommend it to others. the flowers were beautiful. i got lots of good pics of flowers. kids will love it and grown ups who need to relax will love this place. Enjoy!!!!
I think the highlight of the FTW Botanical Garden is the Japanese Garden, which is the only part of the garden, I believe, where there's a charge. I think it was about $3 for an adult last time I went. They have a "river" that flows through the entire Japanese garden stocked with Koi and they sell food to feed to them so take lots of quarters if you're interested in feeding the fish; it is a lot of fun; there are hundreds of them and they're all different sizes and colors; lots of fun to watch. There's a Zen garden, tons of Japanese maples, a variety of statuary and of course, beautiful foliage throughout the garden. They also have a neat little gift shop for souvenirs of a variety of types; I've even gotten stationery there. The Botanical Gardens covers over a hundred acres in downtown FTW so if you are really interested in gardening, you could probably spend an entire day wandering around. The Rose Garden is another highlight and if the weather is nice, you often see bridal parties wandering around getting their pictures taken which gives it a surreal element. Altogether, a lovely and inexpensive way to spend some time.
the botanicals are wonderful. in the spring you can always be assured to find the most beautiful blossoms, and obviously others agree, as there is almost always a wedding there. every garden has its own unique charm, but i am partial to the japanese gardens, where the koi are! i love the frenzy they work up just from seeing people walk by, anticipating a feeding. it's really a lot of fun for kids and child-like adults like me, and pellets can be bought nearby for a quarter.
the only bad thing about the japanese garden is that it has an admission fee, very small, a few bucks, but the rest of the garden is free to peruse at leisure.
I went to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens one day and could have spent another! If you want to see and appreciate all of them, you'll have to spend at least a day and a half walking around. I went to the Japanese Garden and found it to be beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing. I fed the giant Koi (I've seen smaller large-mouth bass), and they're very peaceful unless you're throwing food at them. Then they're just funny to watch (but be careful not to get splashed with pond water.)
I also went to the rose gardens; they were beautiful! I had a little bit of difficulty finding one of their other exhibits; it was not clearly marked, but did eventually come across it. This place is very open-ended and do-it-yourself; I didn't see any tour guides, but they'll give you a map and that's really all you need. I had a wonderful time. Bring your sunblock and your date; she'll thank you, and so will your wallet.
The Japanese Garden is particularly lovely & extremely reasonable- well worth the $3 fee. Make sure to bring a handful of quarters to feed the amazing koi (giant "goldfish".) Very peaceful. The rest of the gardens are free & very pretty- especially down by the pond.
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