Gardens for Peace (G4P)

Through Gardens for Peace (G4P), 14 Japanese Gardens across North America will partner with a local organization to carry out an activity that provokes discussion and community involvement around peace efforts. G4P exists to encourage the exploration of Japanese arts and culture firsthand through the common theme of promoting peace, a long-time thread in Japanese Gardens historically. This event is held in collaboration with the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA). To learn more about this project, visit here.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG|BRIT) is excited to be a part of this event celebrating peace nationwide. Join us for a raking of the karesansui (raked garden) and activities throughout the day, including a reading of The Peace Tree from Hiroshima by Sandra Moore, creating your own karesansui in small boxes, and much more. The Fort Worth Japanese Society will help guests create origami and lead an activity with wish ribbons used during the Tanabata Festival in Japan. Wish ribbon activity is a way for guests to promote peace.

This event is included as part of regular Garden admission on Saturday, September 18 and will be held in the Japanese Garden inside the karesansui structure.


Sep 18 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The event is finished.