Enjoy the captivating beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas, one of the largest centers for botanical exploration and discovery in the United States. The new organization brings together BRIT’s fundraising, education, and world-class research capabilities with the Garden’s historically significant grounds, event facilities, and horticultural expertise. Together, FWBG | BRIT will create one of the leading public gardens in America.
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District and just minutes from downtown, our combined 120-acre campus offers stunning garden views, horticultural displays, exciting exhibits, gift shops, a café and more. 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 rose, perennial and Japanese gardens, the FWBG is composed of twenty-three specialty gardens, including a tropical conservatory, a forest boardwalk, and a water conservation garden. Spend the day strolling through the Japanese Garden with its koi-filled pools, landscaped hillsides, crafted stonework and dramatic waterfalls. Nearby, visit the iconic and historic Rose Garden, which includes a terraced ramp featuring walks that border colorful rose beds amidst a cascade of water down the center.
Wander through the lovely Pollinator Pathway garden on your way from the garden center to the BRIT building where you will learn about botanical research through fascinating art galleries, libraries, dried plant specimens 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.