TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 6 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

TODAY'S HOURS: 8 AM – 6 PM

*Last entry is an hour before closing

Family Workshop: Sugar Skulls

Celebramos

Registration for this event is now closed. We hope to see you next time! This beloved ¡Celebramos! classic is back: children aged 6-12 years and their families are invited to join us in making unique sugar skulls! A local artist will help guide children and their families as each participant receives a sugar skull to […]

Girls Nature Workshop: Living, Breathing, Sculpture

Registration for this program is now closed. We hope to see you next month! Together in partnership, the Fort Worth Garden Club (FWGC) and FWBG present the Girls Nature Workshops series! These hands-on programs connect girls and their families to the fascinating world of horticulture and floriculture. Each workshop highlights skills and activities designed to […]

Homeschool Day: Tree-school – September 18

Autumn leaves on a tree

Homeschool Day: Tree-school is sold out – click here to join the waitlist for either or both dates. Homeschool Days are designed with the unique needs of homeschool students and their families in mind. Come grow with us as we explore environmental science topics through hands-on investigation and engaging activities for the whole family. These […]

Homeschool Day: Tree-school – September 11

Autumn leaves on a tree

Homeschool Day: Tree-school is sold out – click here to join the waitlist for either or both dates. Homeschool Days are designed with the unique needs of homeschool students and their families in mind. Come grow with us as we explore environmental science topics through hands-on investigation and engaging activities for the whole family. These […]

Garden Education Team Supports Fourth-Grade Teachers with New Interactive STEM Program

A group of small school children with teacher on field trip in nature, learning science.

The education team is putting the final touches on a new STEM initiative starting in September and aimed at helping fourth-grade teachers meet state standards for energy, organisms and environments. The program, funded by a generous grant from the Sid Richardson Foundation, combines professional development workshops, field trips and peer support.

Talk a Walk Through a Book on the Garden’s Pollinator Pathway

Seniorita Mariposa Storywalk on Pollinator Pathway

School is out for the summer, and caregivers are always looking for fun activities to keep kids happy, busy–and learning. One suggestion from the Garden’s family education team: go on a StoryWalk®. “In a StoryWalk, the pages of a book are placed along a pathway to propel the reader along,” says Early Childhood Program Manager Cheryl Potemkin. “It makes reading an active experience involving movement, attention and reflection.”

Turn to Nature to Support Mental Health in Children

Girl in field blows dandelions

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, when Americans are urged to recognize the toll of mental illness, fight stigma and advocate for better support for the millions of people affected. One increasingly important area of focus: Children. Mental illness among children is caused by a bewildering array of factors, but no matter the exact situation, parents and other caregivers can adopt one simple strategy to buttress the mental health of the children and adolescents they love. They can foster a connection to nature.