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It's an easy place to walk around and is big enough to find some space.
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Fort Worth Botanic Garden

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Hours vary by day and area, generally open 9-5 during the week and less on weekends.
817-871-7686 3 hours
October 2011 Fall, Spring
$0-9 Fort Worth Texas
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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is 110 acres and was established in 1933 as a public works project. The garden’s collection includes over 2,500 plant species and is divided among eight primary sections.

The rose garden area is part of the original garden and is the most historically significant area. Its design is influenced by historical French and Italian gardens which were in vogue in the 1930s. The botanic garden was expanded over time. Construction of the Japanese garden began in 1970 on the site of a former gravel pit. The tropical plant conservatory opened in the 1980s.

The botanic garden is a popular attraction in Fort Worth, especially on weekends. While the garden can get crowded, it is large enough so that you can find some space and privacy if you don’t mind a short walk. The garden can be seen fairly well in two hours. If you want to relax or get something to eat, plan to stay longer. There is a lunch service restaurant. Here is the website: Highways and railroad tracks surround the garden, but traffic noise was not excessive.

The best parts of the botanic garden are the Japanese garden, the conservatory and the rose garden. There is enough to see and do here to make it a good choice for a family outing. Kids will enjoy the boardwalk section, which has interactive discovery stations about nature, and seeing/feeding koi fish in the Japanese garden. While the main gardens are free, it’s worth paying an extra fee to visit the Japanese garden and the conservatory. Also, check the garden’s website for a list of special events held during the year.
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