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April 2022 Newsletter

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Entrance to Japanese Garden decorated for the Japanese Festival

Spring Japanese Festival Celebrates Year of the Tiger

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) invites guests to celebrate spring in the Japanese Garden while exploring the arts and culture of Japan during the April 23-24 Spring Japanese Festival. Tickets are on sale today at: fwbg.org/japanesefestival 

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A hand pours tea from a Japanese teapot into small bowls

Restored Tea House Welcomes Guests to Experience the Way of Tea

Guests to the Spring Japanese Festival will have an opportunity to view the Japanese Garden’s Tea House, now open after a comprehensive restoration. Japanese garden expert John Powell drew on the Urasenke tradition, a centuries-old school of tea that emphasizes harmony, respect, purity and tranquility, to guide the restoration. “The Way of Tea is much more than a traditional way of serving guests a drink,” says Powell. “It is a rich tradition of hospitality that invites hosts and guests to respect one another and the world around them.”

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Research: From Plant to Planet

Field of deep blue bluebonnets against a green field

Protect Native Plants to Protect the Planet

April is National Native Plant month and a great opportunity to talk about the importance of native plants to the health of our planet. Native plants help preserve local wildlife, reduce water use and protect and restore soil, but these plants are threatened by invasive species, habitat loss and water quality issues. What is FWBG | BRIT doing to protect these plants? And how can you help?

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Learn: Stay Curious

Yoga class outdoors

Stretch Your Body and Relax Your Mind with Yoga in the Garden

Exercise can sometimes feel like a chore. You know it’s good for you, and you’re always glad you’ve done it, but it can seem like yet another obligation. But what if exercising wasn’t a burden but rather a treat? That’s what yoga in the Garden offers, says yoga instructor Edwina Taylor. “The Garden is so peaceful and invigorating. You feel the breeze and the warmth of the sun. And it’s so relaxing to be outside moving and breathing.”

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Plant: The Seeds of an Environmental STEM Education

Garden: What's in Bloom

Purple flowers cover the branch of a redbud tree

Look to Native Plants for a Drought-Tolerant, Ecosystem-Friendly Garden

As FWBG | BRIT celebrates National Native Plant Month this April, we invite you to bring more Texas natives into your garden. “Gardening with native plants is an easy way to support local wildlife, cut water consumption and reduce your reliance on pesticides,” says Sr. Horticulturist Steve Huddleston. “And I think you’ll find the results can be beautiful.”

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Monarch butterfly perches on purple flowers of Texas mountain laurel
Japanese Garden Tea House on island in pond
Pink and yellow Texas evening primrose flowers
Purple flowers cover the branch of a redbud tree