The Moon Bridge was fully restored in 2022 is again open to guests.
Moon bridges play an important role in traditional Japanese Gardens. These high-arched bridges began as pedestrian walkways over canals, but they were adopted by gardeners who appreciated the elegance of their form and their symbolism.
Garden designers typically place moon bridges above still water, so that the bridge and its reflection form a full circle. This circle evokes the full moon, an ancient and meaningful symbol in Japan. In the ancient Shinto religion, the waxing and waning of the moon symbolized the cycle of birth and rebirth. In Buddhism , the moon is a symbol of enlightenment.
We deeply appreciate the generosity of donors who made this restoration possible.
FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDEN
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
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We respectfully acknowledge that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located on traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. We honor the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of all Indigenous Peoples who were sustained by these lands and give thanks to them. We are grateful that these lands continue to provide enrichment for many people today. [More…]