The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is located just west of downtown, and offers 110 acres of beautiful gardens to freely roam. Although there are some exhibits that cost to enter, like the Japanese Gardens which is $7.00 per adult, there is still plenty to see and do in the free, public gardens.
You can see and learn about more than 2,500 types of plants within the different gardens on the property. From a cactus garden to a backyard vegetable garden and a rainforest conservatory, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden has a fascinating array of native and exotic plants.
Visiting the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with Kids
Our toddler loved seeing all the vibrant colors in the garden. I have also taken my teenage niece and her friends to visit the garden, and they loved exploring the walking trails and wooded areas. This is a great activity for a nice spring or summer day. Make sure you check out the rose garden which makes for a great backdrop for photos. The gardens also offer several free family and children’s programs which have both a fun and educational component.
There are also adult classes and programs that you can sign up for like T’ai Chi and yoga.
Although the gardens are a popular attraction in Fort Worth, they are large enough that they rarely feel crowded or busy. You can easily find a quite spot for a family picnic or some nice photos. Tip: Professional photographers need to get a permit to use the gardens, but if you are an amateur photographer taking pictures of the grounds or your family and friends, you can do so freely.
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