Dog Days Returns in 2023 for More Tail Wags and Nose Boops

Dog Days

Dog Days was introduced in 2022 and has been a howling success for canine fur babies and their human companions. This year, the Garden is expanding the program to one weekend a month, allowing pooches and their favorite people more opportunities to frolic on the grounds.

Lightscape Dazzles Fort Worth and Delights Guests

Lightscape 2022 Lit up tree

The much-anticipated Lightscape, presented by Bank of America, has been open for about three weeks—and has established its place in the hearts of area residents. Guests are taking to social media to describe their reaction to the immersive experience that takes its guests through a twinkling field of bluebonnets, a blazing fire garden and a cathedral of light, with stops along the way for hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows. Learn more and buy your tickets today.

Lightscape Promises Magic this Holiday Season

Lights, music and magic—it’s the ultimate holiday wishlist. And it’s what Lightscape promises to bring to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this winter. Presented by Bank of America, Lightscape is a one-of-kind immersive experience that will take guests on a journey through the Garden along a walking trail lit by more than one million lights. You’ll travel through singing trees, undulating waves of bluebonnets, a fire garden and a stunning cathedral of light—with stops along the way for hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

Explore the Garden’s Refreshing Water Features This Summer

The blazing summer heat shows no sign of relenting, and it’s safe to say that most area residents are fed up with 100-degree-plus temperatures. Since there’s not much we can do except wait for fall, we here at the Garden invite you to find refreshment at our many ponds, fountains and streams.

Beat the Heat at the Garden this Summer

Fountain bubbles in the Leonard Courtyard

It’s one of those summers. The heat is relentless, the drought shows no sign of stopping and autumn feels like a long time away. It’s tempting to stay inside with the AC blasting. But the Garden can still provide a welcome respite and a breath of fresh air. Just follow these tips to beat the heat.

This Time, the Ants Invite You to the Picnic

Family enjoying picnic near Big Bugs ant

Usually, ants at a picnic are unwelcome, but what if they’re the main attraction? The Botanic Garden is at the height of its early summer beauty, and we invite you to celebrate on the grounds with a picnic – perhaps near the giant, whimsical ants that are part of the David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibition. “Now is a great time to dine al fresco at the Garden,” says CEO and President Patrick Newman. “Explore our landscape as late spring and summer blooms reach their peak, and visit sculptor David Rogers’ giant insects before the exhibition closes in June.”

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.

Restored Tea House Welcomes Guests to Experience the Way of Tea

A hand pours tea from a Japanese teapot into small bowls

Guests to the Spring Japanese Festival will have an opportunity to view the Japanese Garden’s Tea House, now open after a comprehensive restoration. Japanese garden expert John Powell drew on the Urasenke tradition, a centuries-old school of tea that emphasizes harmony, respect, purity and tranquility, to guide the restoration. “The Way of Tea is much more than a traditional way of serving guests a drink,” says Powell. “It is a rich tradition of hospitality that invites hosts and guests to respect one another and the world around them.”