Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden showing a fountain

Relax in Fort Worth’s vast network of scenic gardens, where each area reflects a different theme or part of the world with its dazzling collection of plants.

Explore more than 100 acres (40 hectares) of immaculate gardens at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The stunning green space in the heart of Fort Worth features formal gardens, verdant arboretums and conservatories bursting with exotic flora. Roam throughout each one of the numerous gardens that make up the attraction to experience flowers and trees from all around the world.

The gardens opened in 1933 as the Rock Springs Arboretum at only a third of its current size. Wander around the elegant, formal Rose Garden that has stood here since that era, when the attraction was created as part of an employment program to combat the Great Depression. Enjoy its classically styled tiers, which overlook a fountain and reflection pond.

There are more than 20 different sections in the garden, each offering different aspects of botany from around the world. One of the highlights is the Japanese Garden, which recreates the atmosphere of Japan with arched bridges, tranquil koi ponds and cherry trees that blossom in spring.

Other parts of the park include the Fuller Garden, a lighted area designed to recreate the journey through life. Learn about local plant life by strolling along the Native Texas Boardwalk or admire sculptures representing the cycle of the year in the Four Seasons Garden.

Feel the heat of the tropics in the Rain Forest Conservatory, the vast glasshouse in the park. The 10,000-square foot (930-square meter) structure is the home of coffee and chocolate trees. Look in the foliage to spot the resident geckos. Another greenhouse in the gardens creates a drier climate for growing a variety of cacti and other succulents.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is free to enter although there is an admission fee for the Japanese Garden. Walk here from other major attractions in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame are both about 10 minutes away on foot. Free car parking is also available throughout the site.

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Hotel Dryce
Hotel Dryce
2.5 out of 5
3621 Byers Ave, Fort Worth, TX
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Omni Fort Worth Hotel
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Extended Stay America Suites Fort Worth Medical Center
Extended Stay America Suites Fort Worth Medical Center
2.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥6,333 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
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4.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥21,453 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
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2.5 out of 5
3621 Byers Ave, Fort Worth, TX
The price is ¥12,426 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
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3 out of 5
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The price is ¥12,966 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 14
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3 out of 5
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TownePlace Suites Fort Worth University Area/Medical Center
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Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Worth Cultural District
Residence Inn by Marriott Fort Worth Cultural District
3 out of 5
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth University Drive
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Worth University Drive
2.5 out of 5
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The price is ¥11,237 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
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