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.

<strong>Botanic Garden Hosts Pop-Up Comment Meeting</strong>

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.

Better Know Your Bugs with These Fun Family Activities

Child's hands hold a ladybug

Kids love bugs! Whether creeping, crawling, fluttering or flying, insects are fascinating—and they’re a great opportunity to learn about the natural world as a family. ith Butterflies in the Garden on-going and David Rogers’ Big Bugs opening this month, now is a great time to interest your family in insects with some great books and easy home activities.

Which Came First, the Butterfly or the Flower? The Answer: Both!

Two pale butterflies gather nectar from yellow flowers

If you’ve ever taken a high school biology course, you may have learned that pollinators such as butterflies and bees evolved alongside flowers for their mutual benefit. The result of generations upon generations of plants and pollinators evolving side by side are what botanists have called “pollination syndromes.” These are fascinating systems that have much to teach us about the natural world—but recent research reveals they may not be as simple as botanists once thought.

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. 

Garden Hosts David Rogers’ BIG BUGS Exhibit

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas brings to Fort Worth for the first time David Rogers’ Big Bugs, an exhibit of insect sculptures on a gigantic scale. The exhibit runs March 11-June 12.

Celebrate Butterflies in the Garden as a Family with these At-Home Activities

Green and black butterfly resting on a child's finger

Children find butterflies magical. The fluttering wings and brilliant colors bewitch kids of all ages—and adults are hardly immune! If your family plans a trip to see the butterflies this spring, make the experience last and add a little STEM learning to the fun with activities from our education staff.

The Science of Pollination and the Role of Butterflies

Orange and black butterflies feed from white flowers

People of all ages watch the brilliantly colored insects with awe and wonder at Butterflies in the Garden. What many don’t realize is that while we value butterflies for their beauty, they also play an important role in the ecosystem. Along with bees, birds and various other insects, they help flowering plants reproduce.