This week I found one of the best kept secrets in the Fort Worth area! It’s the Fort Worth Botanic Garden! A great place to visit and take a ton of photos!
The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens! What a Gem!
On my social media I subscribe to a lot of Fort Worth and Dallas area venues, for instance the The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, The Dallas Arboretum, and of course The Fort Worth Botanic Garden to name just a few. I had seen a little snippet in the local news about the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) and decided that I need to plan a visit there soon because spring isn’t going to last that long here in North Texas.
Yesterday was such a beautiful day that I just couldn’t stay in the house all day. So, I planned on visiting the new Fort Worth Camera location and then maybe visiting the FWBG. The Fort Worth Camera store is in an amazing new building and the people there are eager to help, but I’ll write more about the store in another post. After my visit to the store I drove around downtown to “get the lay of the land” and see where good parking was for the local museums, which I’m glad I did because there is major construction going on in that area of town. Then I proceeded to the garden.
Get There Early
I arrived at the Garden at the Northern parking lot around 11:30 and that was still early enough to snag a good parking space. I am a person that likes to explore and instead of going into the building in the front door, I walked around to the back. It was just another way of entering the garden. Though, if I’d gone into the front door I would’ve been able to pick up a map to take with me instead of relying on the two maps that I saw in the garden area. By the way, when I left the park at around 2:30 pm it was really getting crowded and people were waiting for my parking space, so I’m glad I went somewhat early and only stayed a few hours.
Take Your Time, Don’t Rush It!
This is a beautiful garden and should be taken in small increments, almost like the Dallas Arboretum (too big for me to do in one day also). By what I understand the main garden is free and I think I only went through a third of it, because I only went through to the end of the Texas Native Forest area then back to the main building. This is a great area for kids by the way! A lot of learning activities and things to see and check out for them. By taking my time, it lets me find new and interesting things on my next visit, like the rose garden and the Japanese Garden.
Visit Their Website And Plan Your Day!
This is another thing I wish I’d done! I didn’t go on their website and plan the places I would like to visit. Instead I found their address on google and just went there. I’m already planning my next visit and that will be this next weekend for their Japanese Garden Spring Festival with an assortment of traditional Japanese events. The cost to enter is $8.00 for adults, and children from 4-12 is $4.00 and 3 and under are free and members are free (I think this is the normal admission fees for the Japanese Gardens). You can check out the prices here on their website. I can’t wait for next weekend!
If you’re in the Fort Worth area this is one of the many areas we have to offer and I think is over looked. Most people visit the Fort Worth Stockyards, Sundance Square, or one of the many museums. If you have some beautiful days while visiting Fort Worth, you should think about spending at least a few hours visiting this wonderful gem called the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. If you live in the DFW area, what places do you like to visit? Where is your favorite place to take photos? Let me know below in the comment section! Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings! Enjoy life, enjoy the day and take lots of photos!
“Your minds may now be likened to a garden, which will, if neglected, yield only weeds and thistles; but, if cultivated, will produce the most beautiful flowers and the most delicious fruits.”