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Garden Temporarily Closed

Due to a main water line issue, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas will be closed today, June 6. Operations will continue as scheduled in the BRIT building.

With crews currently on site working on repairs, the Garden is expected to be open tomorrow, July 7, 2022.

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FWBG | BRIT Monthly Newsletter

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. 

July 2022 Newsletter

Keep cool and stay safe with our tips to beat the heat at the Garden this summer. This issue also includes tips on how to shop for non-invasive plants, a celebration of the 60th anniversary of BRIT Press and an invitation to join the FWBG | BRIT Reads Book Club for lively and insightful discussions of books about nature. Plus, how to model observation skills for your kids with three simple prompts. 

June 2022 Newsletter

Concerts in the Garden returns, bringing music and magic to Fort Worth. This month you can also learn about the fascinating buttonbush, discover some of the birds that make their home in the Garden and pick up tips on refreshing water activities that will keep your family cool while building STEM skills. Plus, read about the work of Research Botanist Alejandra Vasco, recently profiled in Forbes magazine.

May 2022 Newsletter

The ants invite you to a picnic! Enjoy the last month of David Rogers’ Big Bugs at a picnic at the Garden. Then sign up the whole family for a Big Bug art activity guaranteed to stretch your creativity. Plus, learn about how gardening can improve your mental health, discover summer plants that can take the heat, and explore the mystery of a strange seed pod found in two Fort Worth-area gardens.

April 2022 Newsletter

Learn about the restoration of the beloved Tea House in time for the Spring Japanese Festival. Plus, April is National Native Plant Month—explore the role of natives in the environment and discover how you can use these hardy, beneficial plants in your garden. This issue also describes the variety of yoga classes offered in the garden and the summer camp opportunities available for children ages four to 14.

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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