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Juneteenth free admission day at Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden Offers Juneteenth Free Admission

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 5, 2023) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) invites guests to visit the Garden with free admission Monday, June 19 in honor of the Juneteenth federal holiday, thanks to the generosity of R Bank, which makes this opportunity accessible to all for the second year in a row.

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FWBG | BRIT Monthly Newsletter

May 2023 Newsletter

The ground-breaking African sculpture exhibit ZimSculpt is now open at the Garden, with dramatic stone artworks on display throughout the grounds. Learn about painting with acrylics, a sure-fire plant for summer color, and a newly discovered species of begonia named in honor of our VP of Research & Conservation. Plus, we commemorate Mental Health Awareness Month with tips for supporting the well-being of children by fostering a love of nature.

April 2023 Newsletter

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Garden at the Spring Japanese Festival on April 22 and 23. This issue also suggests great spring books for families, introduces a workshop on connecting with nature, and proves plants with less-than-stellar names can shine. Plus the botany of bluebonnets.

March 2023 Newsletter

It’s all about orchids as the World of Orchids show continues in the Rainforest Conservatory. Learn how to grow orchids at home, the role that orchids played in the development of Darwin’s theory of evolution and how orchids give meaning to one area resident’s life. Plus, registration has opened for S.E.E.D. summer camps, so sign up today.

February 2023 Newsletter

World of Orchids opens this month, presenting stunning displays of these exquisite tropical beauties. In this newsletter, you’ll also learn about a new exhibition that combines art and science, the calming power of forest bathing and how to bring color to your shady winter garden with hellebores. Plus, sign up now for spring break family workshops.

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.

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In the News

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360 West Magazine
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BY KXAS via NBC News Channel | March 28, 2021

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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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