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Botanic Garden Offers Juneteenth Free Admission

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) invites guests to visit the Garden with free admission Sunday, June 19 in honor of the Juneteenth federal holiday, thanks to the generosity of R Bank, who has made this opportunity accessible for all.

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NSF Awards Nearly $1M for Plant Digitization

The National Science Foundation recently awarded the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the California Botanic Garden nearly $1 million to support the digitization and linking of plant specimens and other archival materials.

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FWBG | BRIT Monthly Newsletter

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.

March 2022 Newsletter

Explore David Rogers’ Big Bugs, an exhibit of insect sculptures on a gigantic scale, running March 11 through June 12 at the Garden. You also learn about bringing beneficial insects to your garden, discover some fun activities for the aspiring entomologists in your household and learn the meaning of the words “melilttophily” and “anemophily” in the context of flower pollination. 

February 2022 Newsletter

This month, the Garden welcomes back Butterflies in the Garden and begins a new tradition with Dog Days. You’ll also find butterfly-themed family activities, learn the role of butterflies in plant reproduction and pick up tips for improving the health of your soil. 

January 2022 Newsletter

Welcome the new year by exploring upcoming events, exhibits and educational opportunities at the Garden. You’ll also learn the benefits of starting vegetables from seed, discover nature books to read with your young scientist and find out which shrubs are best for the winter garden. Plus we play “What Is This Thing” with our botanists and learn some fascinating facts about the reproductive strategies of plants. 

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

WPTV.com
BY KXAS via NBC News Channel | March 28, 2021

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

FWTX.com
BY SCOTT NISHIMURA FEBRUARY 23, 2021 12:19 PM

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

CBS DFW
By CBSDFW.com StaffJanuary 13, 2021 at 1:08 pm

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

Dallas Innovates
BY QUINCY PRESTON • MAY 19, 2020

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

FWTX.com
BY SAMANTHA CALIMBAHIN MARCH 8, 2021 12:22 PM

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