Guided Tours and Speaking Engagements


Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Adult groups only
Conservatory greenhouse or begonia species bank
Monday – Friday
$150 per group of 30

Tropical Conservatory (Fee required)

Immerse your class right into the rainforest with a trip to the Conservatory.  See bananas, papayas, coffee, and coconuts right on the tree!  Everyone loves the Cacao, source of the world’s favorite food—chocolate!  Tree-dwelling cactus and insect-eating pitcher plants stir the imagination, while orchids and wild ginger fill the air with spectacular perfumes.  All this under a canopy of lush trees dripping with vines and amazing aerial roots!  You just have to see it!  Self-guided tour maps available.  $1.00/students 12 years and under and $2.00/adults. 

 Japanese Garden(Fee required)

You will not believe the world that awaits you in the Japanese Garden. Over seven acres of serpentine paths, dramatic views, hidden secrets, and meticulously manicured plants. Younger students will enjoy the ever-changing scenery, waterfalls, and lush foliage; older students appreciate the craftsmanship, beauty, and design vision. Everyone loves the koi! Thousands of Imperial Carp (koi) create an ever-changing palette of color in the ponds. A spectacular outing! Self-guided tours are perfect for garden strolls, nature appreciation, and studying landscaping styles. To book a paid docent-guided tour of the Japanese Garden, or for more information, call 817-392-5548.


Let the Botanic Garden provide the speaker for your next event!  We offer programs on a variety of topics.  Speakers are trained staff members of the Botanic Garden.

Programs should be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance by contacting Judy at 817-392-5534 or

  • $50 per presentation (max. 25 people) in Tarrant County
  • $75 per presentation (max. 25 people) in Dallas County