Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Experience the sensory delight of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (3220 Botanic Dr., 817/871-7686, www.fwbg.org, Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. 1–7 p.m., $1 adults, 50 cents seniors and children ages 4–12), with 2,500 species of native and exotic plants on display in 21 gardens throughout 109 acres of Trinity Park. Most of the garden has a tropical feel, with waterfalls, ponds, and lushly surrounded pathways offering visitors a welcome respite from the nearby urban environment.
The Latin American tropics are highlighted in a 10,000-square-foot glass conservatory with more than 2,500 plants. Other areas worth meandering through are the sweetly scented Rose Garden and the artfully designed Japanese Garden.
The garden center and conservatory are open at different times during the week and throughout the year, and various fees apply for different gardens; visit the website for specific information.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition