Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden (110 acres) is a botanical garden located at 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas. The garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest major botanic garden in Texas, it is located in the heart of the cultural district. It is most popular areas are The Fuller, Rose, and Japanese Gardens.

In addition to wooded areas, major garden features include:

  1. Back Yard Vegetable Garden – Vegetable garden that hosts many educational programs.
  2. Conservatory (10,000 square feet) – tropical displays of orchids, bromeliads, and trees.
  3. Four Seasons Garden – Hundreds of iris, daylily, and chrysanthemum varieties.
  4. Fragrance Garden – small garden build for the seeing impaired with fragrant plants and fountain.
  5. Fuller Garden – pathways and lawn; site for weddings and garden parties.
  6. Japanese Garden (7 acres; established 1973) – the Fort Worth Japanese Garden, with three koi ponds, waterfalls, bridges, teahouse, pagodas, pavilions, Zen garden, cherry trees, and Japanese maples.
  7. Lower Rose Garden – rose garden inspired by Villa Lante (Italy).
  8. Native Texas Boardwalk – A raised path through the trees with educational information along the way.
  9. Oval Rose Garden – hundreds of roses; renovated 2002.
  10. Perennial Garden – perennials with culinary herb collection, as well as ponds and small waterfall.
  11. Rock Springs – Elevated pathways, and bridges over ponds and streams.
  12. Trial Garden – evaluation site for hundreds of species of perennials.
  13. Water Conservation Garden – demonstration xeriscape  garden.
  14. Water Wise Entrance – entry garden with agave, Texas sage, salvia greggii, Mexican Bush sage, red yucca and Esparanza.

The garden also contains a Begonia Species Bank, established, and operated to prevent the loss of begonia species; it is the largest begonia collection in the United States.

Here are some photos taken from visits to the Ft. Worth Botanic Garden:

The first group are from Jan. 2018

This is in the garden behind the Conservatory
Sign leading to the Begonia Species Bank

The next group of photos were taken at the Japanese Festival on April 23, 2017

Tropicana Canna
Garden Arch
Weeping tree
Water feature with lily pads
Japanese maple in the Japanese Garden
Bonsai display
Bonsai tree
Bonsai plant
Another Japanese maple
Water feature looking at the gift shop