When guests wander the quiet paths of the Japanese Garden, it’s not unusual for them to stop at the top of the Moon Bridge and say, “I wish I had a place like this at home.” That might seem impossible–the Japanese Garden is the result of 50 years of hard work by dedicated horticulturists. But Nick Esthus, Japanese Garden horticultural manager, says Japanese gardening is within the reach of anyone ready to embrace it.
It was 1973. “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “Killing Me Softly with His Song” played on the radio, “The Exorcist” terrified theater audiences and the Japanese Garden opened its doors. Join us Nov. 4 and 5 for a special Fall Japanese Festival to celebrate one of Fort Worth’s most beloved places.
In 1973, Richard Nixon began his second term, Pink Floyd released “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Exorcist” beat out “The Sting” and “American Graffiti” as the highest-grossing films. Also, the Japanese Garden opened its gates. Come celebrate this milestone at the Spring Japanese Festival.