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Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Fort Worth

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Explore the 44 hectares (109 acres) of specialty gardens featured at Fort Worth Botanic Garden. This botanical garden, founded in 1934, is the oldest of its kind in Texas. The facility boasts over 2,500 different species of plants, both native and exotic, in its 21 specialty gardens. The Conservatory and Japanese Garden are the most popular areas of the park, which also features special exhibits, events, and classes for both adults and children. Feed one of the thousands of koi fish in the Japanese Garden or participate in an educational activity at the Texas Native Forest Boardwalk, the parkĀ“s outdoor learning center. After exploring the grounds, you can escape the sun at the garden's gift shop or restaurant. Using our custom trip planner, Fort Worth attractions like Fort Worth Botanic Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Japanese Garden was wonderful! It was so "intimate" feeling and very restful. All the buildings were very well done and there was a photo-perfect setting every time you turned around. So lovely an...  more »
  • It has a pavilion with butterflies in certain months, different gardens with all kinds of flowers and fountains. It also has a vegan restaurant. This is a favorite place for brides to be. The Japanese...  more »
  • What a wonderful and free way to spend an early Summer morning. A great variety of plants in a myriad of garden designs keep this park very interesting and you find yourself walking a good distance wi...  more »
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  • The place is HUGE! Over 100 acres! It's beautiful. Even though we walked for almost 5 miles we plan to go back in the fall to see the rest of the gardens that we didn't get to this time. Also want to see it in a different season when it's not so hot. There are paved walking paths through most of it and they really try to make it wheelchair accessible but there are some places that are not. There is one garden in particular that you need to climb stairs to see the plants up close but the best views are at the top and bottom which are both wheelchair accessible.
  • Could be romantic, fun, relaxing, whatever you want it to be! The $7 for the Japanese garden is worth it. Really great experience. When we were here there were a lot of people taking graduation, prom, and wedding pictures. There was even a wedding reception that blocked off a portion of the garden. None of that took away from the beauty and enjoyment of the place. The ONLY knock is that the highway is pretty close by and you can here the rushing cars going by on that side of the gardens.
  • This place has a tranquil setting and beauty that cannot be ignored. Dallas residents have the Arboretum, and Fort Worth folks have the Botanic Garden. Such a wonderful, lush park with trails, superb landscaping and friendly staff. Always clean and maintained well. A perfect place for weddings, romantic day trips, trail walking and relaxation. Plenty of shaded areas and hidden gems to find here so feel free to explore. Highly recommended.
  • I go here at least twice a month to just forget about everything and enjoy nature. The Japanese gardens are amazing. You do have to pay to access it. But isn't too expensive. Outside the Japanese gardens there are plenty of other gardens and trails to go through. This place is also great for photo shoots and weddings.
  • Wonderful botanical garden to visit. There is a Japanese garden that is worth a visit. Didn't get to see the big greenhouse during my visit due to construction but looking forward to coming back and seeing it another day

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Fort Worth features a good mix of affordable hotels, with a wide selection of western-flavored motels and bed & breakfasts. You can find comfortable accommodations in any part of the city, but if you wish to stay close to most of its major attractions, book your stay in or near the Cultural District. This area contains Fort Worth's five renowned museums, located within easy walking distance of one another. If you have access to a car, explore the less expensive hotels farther away from the city's major districts.
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