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.”

Botanic Garden Hosts Pop-Up Comment Meeting

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas, with Studio Outside, will host a pop-up guest engagement meeting onsite April 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to invite further feedback on the Garden’s long-term master plan.

Butterflies in the Garden Reopens

Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas announced today the reopening of the popular Butterflies in the Garden exhibit, with discounted pricing available until Thursday Mar 10.

Butterflies in the Garden Temporarily Closed

Due to unforeseen circumstances and a high priority on guest satisfaction, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas today placed a temporary hold on ticket sales to the Butterflies in the Garden exhibit.