News & Publications

Get the inside story from FWBG | BRIT, including horticultural how-to’s, collection spotlights, sneak peeks into events and exhibitions, and stories from our scientists in the lab, in the field, and beyond.

Latest News

Tickets on Sale for Internationally Acclaimed ‘LIGHTSCAPE’ at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Running Nov. 18 Through Jan. 8

Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities including London, Chicago, Los Angeles- and New York, the internationally acclaimed Lightscape will make its North Texas debut at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on Nov. 18 and run on select nights through Jan. 8, 2023. Bank of America, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of Lightscape at the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Read More »

FWBG | BRIT Monthly Newsletter

January 2023 Newsletter

Dog Days has proven a howling success, and we’re excited to invite canines and their favorite humans to the Garden one weekend a month in 2023. We’re also thrilled to announce a new Saturday Storytime program beginning in February, a painting class for exploring your creative side and a transcription milestone for the herbarium– plus the beef on begonias.

December 2022 Newsletter

Lightscape is dazzling guests with its immersive experience blending light and sound; read more about reactions from the community. This issue also features children’s book recommendations from our education team, a look at the shape-shifting magic of cabbages, and an introduction to botanical jewelry-making. Then learn about an on-going project to digitize the archives of a renowned botanist with unprecedented depth and context.

November 2022 Newsletter

The Garden welcomes Lightscape, Fort Worth’s newest holiday tradition. Plan now to attend this magical, immersive experience of light and sound. Then sign up for our Night Hike, another opportunity to explore the Garden in a completely new way. November is also the month to plant wildflowers for spring, sign up for the upcoming solar snow globe family workshop and to attend a book signing with the author and illustrator of the new title from BRIT Press, My Father Is the Gardener.

October 2022 Newsletter

Celebrate fall in the Garden at the Fall Japanese Festival, presented in partnership with the Fort Worth Japanese Society. It’s time to plant mums for fall color–learn all about the rich history of these beautiful plants. Plan to attend a series of workshops  designed to help you find healing and wholeness in nature, and invite the young women in your life to remedy their nature deficit disorder at our Girls’ Nature Workshop. Finally, take a look at the plants that miss the mammoths in our examination of curious cases of evolutionary anachronisms.

September 2022 Newsletter

The Garden’s festival in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, ¡Celebramos!, begins Sept. 15. Make plans to attend workshops and talks, family activities and movie night, a Quinceañera community celebration and a Blessing of the Animals. It’s time to think about planting bulbs for spring—bulbs that you can buy at the upcoming Fall Plant Sale. Plus all things sunflower and a glimpse at the fascinating science of ethnobotany.

August 2022 Newsletter

Explore the Garden’s water features this summer to stay cool despite the heat wave. You can also read about the discovery of a new wasp species on the Garden grounds, find out how FWBG | BRIT early childhood educators are helping pre-K students explore nature and get an overview of fall courses and workshops from our community education program. Plus, pick up tips on helping your home garden survive through heat and drought. 

Newsletter Archive

Explore our newsletter archive for gardening advice, research notes, insights from adult education classes and fun activities you can enjoy with your family. 

In the News

Tree House

360 West Magazine
April, 2021

Texas artist twists twigs and saplings for new art exhibit
BY KXAS via NBC News Channel | March 28, 2021

New CEO for Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Controlled Wildland Burn At The BRIT Will ‘Educate, Change Cultural Mindsets’

By StaffJanuary 13, 2021 at 1:08 pm

Beauty and Brains: Research Institute BRIT to Manage the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Dallas Innovates

Fort Worth Botanic Garden Exhibit Encourages Visitors to ‘Play Hooky'

NBC News 5 Fort Worth
By Noelle Walker • Published March 22, 2021 • Updated on March 22, 2021 at 5:48 pm

Documentary short film marks completion of Stickwork exhibition

Fort Worth Business Press
FWBP Staff March 20, 2021

After Canceling Last Year, Spring Japanese Festival Returns to Botanic Garden

For media assistance, please contact Chris Smith at BRIT | Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Public Relations Department during weekday business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, Central Time) via email or by phone at (817) 332-4441.

Press Room

Media inquiries, requests for photos, logos and more:
Contact Chris Smith, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at or 817.332.6657

Chris Smith, MBA

Vice President of Marketing and Communications