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News & Publications

Get the inside story from FWBG, 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

Funds to Preserve Global Plant Biodiversity Awarded to Five Botanic Gardens

The Global Genome Initiative for Gardens (GGI-Gardens) a collaborative science-based effort led by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), BGCI-US, and the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) are pleased to announce five awards to botanic gardens and arboreta in five countries to collect and conserve plant diversity. The GGI-Gardens Awards Program supports activities to preserve Earth’s genomic biodiversity of plants through sampling of living collections maintained at botanic gardens around the world.

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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are partnering for a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse experience! Both venues will offer eclipse viewing areas and exciting educational activities for guests on April 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

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FWBG Monthly Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

Spring 2024 promises to be immense, iridescent and iconic as the Garden welcomes Dinosaurs Around the World, Butterflies in the Garden and Seward Johnson Sculptures in the Garden. Plan to see them all! Also in this newsletter: summer camp registration opens, brighten your life with our Drawing in the Garden class, and journey to the Jurassic with our expert on ferns. Plus: 7 tips for growing roses.

January 2024 Newsletter

2024 will be a banner year for the Garden! This newsletter hits the highlights in all areas of the organization. Learn about the events and exhibitions that will be coming your way, including the return of Butterflies in the Garden, a visit from life-size animatronic dinosaurs and an entrancing outdoor art exhibit. Also in this issue, classes for kids and families, adult programs that will grow your mind, garden projects that will improve the guest experience and where to look for the research team in the coming year.

December 2023 Newsletter

Lightscape is underway, bigger, better and brighter for 2023!  In this newsletter, you’ll also learn all about pansies for winter color in your garden and the fascinating story of poinsettias. Plus, make plans with your family to see “Amahl and the Night Visitors” from the Fort Worth Opera, and register now for our class on starting plants from seeds.

November 2023 Newsletter

Lightscape returns to the Garden for 2023 with new exhibits, new experiences and new ways to save! Plus, learn how to take the best photos of holiday lights at night, pick up tips on selecting and planting trees and sign up your favorite gal (or guy) for our Girls’ Nature Workshops. And we answer the question “why do trees lose their leaves in the fall?”

October 2023 Newsletter

There’s so much to learn and do at the Garden this month. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Fort Worth’s beloved Japanese Garden at the Fall Japanese Festival. Support mental wellness in children at the free Nurtured by Nature event, visit an exhibit focus on trailblazing Texas botanists and learn how to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. Plus, how can you apply the philosophy of Japanese gardening to your own lawn or garden?

September 2023 Newsletter

Join the Garden for ¡CelebramosA Celebration of Latin American Culture & Heritage , a campus-wide experience including events for children, families and adults. This newsletter also includes an update on the Garden’s growing homeschool program, an invitation to join an upcoming Tai Chi class and a look at the role of volunteers in making Herbarium specimens available worldwide. Plus, how to grow citrus trees on your own porch or patio.

August 2023 Newsletter

The Garden invites guests to unfold the wonders of nature during the Texas premier of “FLORIGAMIINTHEGARDEN,” a six-month exhibit of sculptures inspired by Japanese art. You’re also invited to explore the world of herbs with a new workshop series from Adult Education, discover ways to bring water features into your yard and learn the science of how plants cope with high temperatures. Also–why are family traditions important? A Garden educator explains.

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

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