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Lightscape Returns to Fort Worth Nov. 17 – Jan. 1 Featuring All-New Illuminated Installations From Around the World

The international sellout sensation, Lightscape, will soon return to the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden for its second consecutive year to dazzle audiences with more than one million holiday lights and never-before-seen artistic installations from around the world throughout a 1.2-mile-long winding walking trail. In total, over 80 percent of Lightscape will be new and reimagined for 2023.

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Ballet Folklorico dancers at Celebramos

Botanic Garden Honors Latin American Culture & Heritage with ¡Celebramos!

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites guests to join us for the third annual ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Latin American Culture & Heritage, from Sept. 8 through Oct. 15. This four-week extravaganza will include 18 separate events, including dance and musical performances, art exhibitions, food, fashion, shopping opportunities, and special after-hour events.

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Exhibit helps mark the Japanese Garden’s 50th Anniversary  The Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites guests to unfold the wonders of nature during the Texas premiere of “FLORIGAMIINTHEGARDEN,” a six-month outdoor art exhibit featuring 18 museum-quality sculptures inspired by the Japanese art

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FWBG Monthly Newsletter

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.

July 2023 Newsletter

The Garden welcomes the Texas Plant Conservation Conference, bringing together scientists, academics, land owners and agencies who are working to protect the native plants of Texas. Learn about how our researchers go about saving threatened plants with the tale of the small-headed pipewort, plus information about a new STEM initiative for fourth-graders, a workshop on making your own botanical book and tips to keep your Garden growing during a heat wave.

June 2023 Newsletter

The Beauty Bus is a big hit with guests, who are excited about a new option to get around the Garden in air-conditioned comfort. This issue also includes tips on how you can help protect pollinators, an invitation to take your family on a walk through a book and a look into the magical world of cyanotypes. Plus–what’s with all the Latin?

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.

Newsletter Archive

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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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Chris Smith, MBA

Vice President of Marketing and Communications