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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?
Join the Garden for ¡Celebramos! A 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.