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FWBG | BRIT 2023 Monthly Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter

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?

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.

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.

FWBG | BRIT 2022 Monthly Newsletter

December 2022 Newsletter

Lightscape is dazzling guests with its immersive experience blending light and sound; read more about reactions from the community. 

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. 

October 2022 Newsletter

Celebrate fall in the Garden at the Fall Japanese Festival, presented in partnership with the Fort Worth Japanese Society. 

September 2022 Newsletter

The Garden’s festival in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, ¡Celebramos!, begins Sept. 15. 

August 2022 Newsletter

Explore the Garden’s water features this summer to stay cool despite the heat wave. 

July 2022 Newsletter

Keep cool and stay safe with our tips to beat the heat at the Garden this summer. 

June 2022 Newsletter

Concerts in the Garden returns, bringing music and magic to Fort Worth. 

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. 

April 2022 Newsletter

Learn about the restoration of the beloved Tea House in time for the Spring Japanese Festival. 

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. 

February 2022 Newsletter

This month, the Garden welcomes back Butterflies in the Garden and begins a new tradition with Dog Days. 

January 2022 Newsletter

Welcome the new year by exploring upcoming events, exhibits and educational opportunities at the Garden. 

FWBG | BRIT 2021 Monthly Newsletter

December 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate the season in this newsletter by making plans to attend the annual favorite, Holiday in the Garden. 

November 2021 Newsletter

Get ready for the Fall Japanese Festival by exploring the concept of wabi-sabi with your family and practicing “shinrin-yoku”–“forest bathing.”