Did you know that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is actually the OLDEST botanic garden in the entire state of Texas?! That's pretty impressive! It's been entertaining families with nature since all the way back in 1934, so it's a pretty special place.
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is 110 acres of amazing colors, plants, and gardens. There are actually over 2,500 species of native and exotic plants which sit across 23 speciality gardens, so those little green thumbs are in for a treat!
Depending on the type of garden you like, there will be something for you. The Conservatory is 10,000 square feet of tropical foliage, with winding paths, kaleidoscopes of flowers, and exotic trees from all across the globe!
An amazing experience for the senses is the Fragrance Gardens, with dozens of scented plants that the kids will just love running up to and exploring! Here's a tip kids - rub the leaves and see what happens! With fountains and ivy covered fences, it's a great place to enjoy quality time with the children.
We're in Texas, so it's only fitting that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden has a Texas Native Forest Boardwalk, which really is a living outdoor classroom! The elevated boardwalk has viewing platforms and educational features, where kids can learn all about the amazing forest that surround them.
There are also fun things for the children - like log beams to balance on, hollow trees to crawl through, and even a "log hotel" so they can see what kind of animals live in a forest habitat!
Fort Worth Botanic Garden have thought of it all, which is why they have PLENTY of family activities for you to enjoy! There is a fun Backyard Vegetable Garden where once a month kids aged over 4 years can enjoy fun gardening activities. There is a monthly program in the sensory garden for those little spouts, and once a month "family drop ins" where there is a very cool evening program for the entire family.
Nature at it's best in this family friendly Fort Worth Botanic Garden! Let's get those green thumbs having a great family day out!
Conservatory $2. Japanese Garden $5
Ages 4 to 12: Conservatory $1. Japanese Garden $3
The Gardens Restaurant is located on 3220 Rock Springs Road, and is a great place to enjoy the garden as you tuck into lunch or snacks
The gift shop is a great place to visit to pick up amazing Asian inspired items - from sake sets to chopsticks. Part of the Japanese Garden.
Just get in contact with the education office to book your school program.
There are healthy options, like salmon, grilled wraps and chicken.
If you have special needs, just give them a call to see what assistance they can give you
If you love the gardens, you can join the Botanical Society which offer you great discounts, and you help keep the gardens going for families in the future
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