Enter a world of mystery and enchantment in the Japanese Garden. Serpentine paths entice you to surrender your senses and discover a new treasure at every turn. Feed thousands of exotic Imperial Carp (Koi) that beseech your attention; some will accept a gentle caress in exchange for a few pellets of food. Stone, earth, leaf, and water become one in this 7-acre land of wonder. The Japanese Garden was built in 1973, transformed from an old gravel quarry. The Kyoto style landscape features cherry trees, Japanese maples, several bridges, a traditional tea house and summerhouse and the Japanese Garden pavilion and moon viewing deck. The Japanese Garden is operated in cooperation with one of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s support groups, the Fort Worth Botanical Society. The Fort Worth Botanical Society is a non-profit organization.
Hours: During Daylight Saving Time 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM During Standard Time 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Last guest admitted 30 minutes before closing.
Admission: Adults: $5.00 Senior 65+: $4.50 Children 4-12: $3.00 Children 3 and under free admittance
As with the rest of the Garden, landscape photography and casual photographs for personal use are encouraged. Due to the narrow pathways, please no tripods or bulky equipment. Monopods are welcome. If you will be using the Japanese Garden as a backdrop for prom, engagement, bridal, graduation portrait or others of this type there is a $75/hr. fee. The fee covers admission for up to 5 guests and allows the use of a tripod and other equipment. Call (817) 871-7685 with questions or to arrange your session. Photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes without permission from Fort Worth Botanic Garden management. For information about commercial photography within the Japanese Garden, call (817) 392-5548.