Concerts in the Garden - The Texas Tenors
Jun
1
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - The Texas Tenors

Since their whirlwind debut eight years ago on NBC’s America's Got Talent,The Texas Tenors have accumulated an enthusiastic fan base and a long list of awards and accolades, including three Emmy Awards for the PBS special You Should Dream. Be there when The Texas Tenors return to Concerts In The Garden with their unique blend of country, classical and Broadway, breathtaking vocals, humor, and a touch of cowboy charm.

Tickets on sale April 2.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website.

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Concerts in the Garden - Dennis Deyoung: The Music of the Styx
Jun
2
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - Dennis Deyoung: The Music of the Styx

He was a founding member of the band Styx and the lead vocalist and writer for seven of the band’s eight top ten hits. Travel back in time for hits like “Lady,” “Babe,” Come Sail Away,” “Best of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” and much more when Dennis DeYoung joins the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for an evening showcasing the music of Styx.

Tickets on sale April 2

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - 1812 Overture & Symphonic Sparklers
Jun
3
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - 1812 Overture & Symphonic Sparklers

There is simply nothing quite as awe-inspiring as experiencing some of classical music’s greatest hits performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in the idyllic setting of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Don’t miss the annual evening of symphonic masterpieces including Tchaikovsky’s popular 1812 Overture set to a stunning fireworks display! It’s the perfect soundtrack for your picnic under the stars.

Donor Appreciation Night

Tickets on sale April 2

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website.

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Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Michael Jackson
Jun
8
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Michael Jackson

From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit.Windborne Music's “Music of Michael Jackson” takes you through each era of this storied performer from “ABC” and “I'll Be There” to “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Rock With You,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and many, many more. Join us for an evening filled with fabulous music spanning 40 years of Michael Jackson's influential and celebrated career!

Tickets on sale April 2.

For more information please or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Queen
Jun
9
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Queen

“We will, we will rock you” when The Music of Queen returns to Concerts In The Garden for the first time since 2010. Experience your favorite hits by the classic rock band including “I Want It All,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “We Are The Champions” and the chart-topping “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the beautiful setting of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - Tribute to Benny Goodman Featuring Dave Bennett
Jun
10
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - Tribute to Benny Goodman Featuring Dave Bennett

Benny Goodman will forever be the King of Swing! Clarinetist Dave Bennett celebrates Goodman’s legacy in a program that features new arrangements of his popular hits and jazz classics, including “Moonglow,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Slipped Disc,” “Sing Sing Sing,” and many others. It’s the perfect concert to help you swing into summer!

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - Star Wars and Beyond: A Laser Light Spectacular
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Concerts in the Garden - Star Wars and Beyond: A Laser Light Spectacular

The force is strong in Fort Worth, and due to popular demand, this year’s Star Wars and Beyond concert is expanding to THREE performances just in time for Father’s Day! First, you will delight in music from the wonderful world of Disney films. Then after the sun sets, get ready to fire up your lightsaber and enjoy some fantastic music from the Star Wars franchise, enhanced by a stunning laser light show. Luke, this weekend is for your father!

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website.

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Concerts in the Garden - The Music of the Rolling Stones
Jun
22
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - The Music of the Rolling Stones

Introduced to the festival lineup in 2013, The Music of The Rolling Stonesthrilled fans with hits like “Get Off of My Cloud,” “Paint it Black,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and more, backed by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. “Satisfaction” is guaranteed when the music of the Rolling Stones fills the Fort Worth summer night once again!

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Journey
Jun
23
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Journey

“Don’t Stop Believin’” in one of Concerts In The Garden’s most popular events. Fire up that phone lighter app because The Music of Journey is back once again this summer! Enjoy some of the most legendary anthems of all time including “Faithfully,” “Open Arms,” “Any Way You Want It,” and more. Then when the “Lights” go down in the city, you will enjoy a stunning fireworks finale.

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - The Old 97's
Jun
24
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - The Old 97's

Since the Old 97's roared out of Dallas more than twenty years ago, they have blazed a trail through alt-country and power-pop, led by the piercingly observant lyrics of lead singer Rhett Miller. Be there when the Old 97’s return to Concerts In The Garden for the first time since 2012, and get ready to rock to some of their greatest hits.

Please note: The orchestra does not perform at this concert.

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - 1950's Dance Party
Jun
29
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - 1950's Dance Party

Break out the bobby socks and get ready to twist the night away when Concerts In The Garden takes you back to the 1950s for a stirring tribute to rock legends Buddy HollyThe Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. You’ll experience timeless hits like “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “La Bamba,” and “Chantilly Lace” in an unforgettable concert that will make you think you’ve traveled back in time.

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - Hotel California: Salute to the Eagles
Jun
30
8:15 PM20:15

Concerts in the Garden - Hotel California: Salute to the Eagles

Get ready to enjoy that “Peaceful, Easy Feeling” when Eagles tribute bandHotel California joins the FWSO for an evening of hits by the legendary group. Get up and dance with your sweetheart during ballads like “Best of My Love” or “Tequilla Sunrise,” then rock out to “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Heartache Tonight” and of course, “Hotel California.” Be sure to get your table tickets before we tell you they are “Already Gone.”

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Concerts in the Garden - Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks and Picnic
Jul
2
to Jul 4

Concerts in the Garden - Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks and Picnic

Mark your calendar for another round of the best fireworks in town. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra honors our Independence Day with a bombastic display of musical patriotism. Pack a picnic, bring the whole family, and join our annual all-American July 4th celebration at the Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic.

Tickets go on sale April 2nd.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FWSO website. 

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Yard Smart
Sep
8
8:00 AM08:00

Yard Smart

Yard Smart is a free, informative seminar designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Topics vary by season and have included butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees, and much more. This semi-annual seminar is offered each Spring and Fall.

No pre-registration is required. 

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Japanese Tea Ceremony
May
19
11:30 AM11:30

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Take part in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony set in the Japanese Garden (will be moved inside if the weather is poor). 
This monthly delight is provided by the Fort Worth Japanese Society. Participants will have a reserved seat to watch the tea ceremony performance. Guests will be able to ask questions and sample the tea. 
Tickets to participate are $30 per person. Price includes a ticket to the Japanese Garden (If the event is moved indoors guests will receive a ticket that can be used at any time).

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Herb Festival
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Herb Festival

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Greater Fort Worth Herb Society will host its 32nd annual Herb Festival. This FUN event, held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, can be equally enjoyed by both gardeners and non-gardeners because the festival isn't merely a plant sale; it's a day sprinkled with interesting speakers and studded with a host of awesome vendors offering a wide variety of unique items. Bring your family and friends and spend thyme shopping for "scent"sational handmade herbal soaps and lotions; beautiful handcrafted baskets, pottery, ceramics, artwork, and jewelry; nature crafts; garden structures and decor; herbal pet products; specialty kitchenware and household products; award-winning handmade cheeses; and much more. There’s even a SILENT AUCTION (9:00 - 12:30)!  

Festival hours are from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Admission is $4.00 per person (CASH ONLY). Children under age 12 are admitted free. PLEASE NOTE: Most of our vendors accept credit and debit cards; but some require payment in cash. (An on-site ATM is available.)  To learn more about the Greater Fort Worth Herb Society and/or Herb Festival, look for us on Facebook. 

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Mother's Day High Tea
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Mother's Day High Tea

In honor and celebration of the women in our lives, please join us for

Mother’s Day High Tea

Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Spoil your mom, daughter, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt or friend this Mother’s Day with a selection of teas, finger sandwiches, delectable pastries, and treats.

Offering spectacular outdoor views from the Historic Rose Garden with live harp music, you’ll be sure to enjoy a special afternoon with your friends and family.

Tea “masters” will be on hand to discuss the benefits of tea as well as the teas being served. Hats, gloves and pink outdoor attire are the theme.

 Cost for the event is:

$35 for Children 4-12; $45 for Adults

For more information please contact

Stephanie Sellers at Stephanie.Sellers@fortworthtexas.gov

This event is currently at maximum capacity, however, we are taking names for a waitlist. 

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Lunch in the Garden - National Public Gardens Day
May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch in the Garden - National Public Gardens Day

JOIN FORT WORTH BOTANIC GARDEN AND BRIT® FOR INAUGURAL “LUNCH IN THE GARDEN”

Event Celebrates National Public Gardens Day, Kicks Off Mother’s Day Weekend

What better way to celebrate National Public Gardens Day on May 11 than with a springtime “Lunch in the Garden” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event open to the public is hosted by Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®).

“We want to encourage folks to take a mid-day break, get out of their offices or homes, and experience one of Fort Worth’s most beautiful attractions during the loveliest time of the year,” said Bob Byers, Botanic Garden director. “With many of the gardens in full bloom, it’s a visually stunning time to enjoy the Garden.”

The event commemorates National Public Gardens Day, drawing attention to our nation's public gardens, which include botanical gardens, arboreta, conservatories, educational gardens and historical landscapes. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden offers 110 acres that include the historic Rose Garden, Fuller Garden, Japanese Garden and more.

“Celebrating National Public Gardens Day with ‘Lunch in the Garden’ is another great way that BRIT can partner with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden,” said Ed Schneider, president of BRIT. “We are finding more and more ways for our two organizations, which are located on the same campus, to collaborate and provide the public with a richer plant and outdoor experience.”

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and blankets or lawn chairs, though some outdoor seating will be provided, and several food trucks will offer food for sale. Acoustic guitarist Victor Andrada will provide musical accompaniment, and Botanic Garden senior horticulturist Steve Huddleston will offer a free, guided walking tour from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

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Brief Encounters with the Fort Worth Opera
Apr
29
to May 1

Brief Encounters with the Fort Worth Opera

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Love blossoms. Love inevitably fades. The perfect union is not always so perfect. This season, Fort Worth Opera invites Festival audiences to step onto the battlefield of love and witness three intimate tales of desire, doubt, fear, and longing with Brief Encounters.

This riveting trio of 15-minute pocket operas by acclaimed composer-librettist Mark Adamo (Avow); Fort Worth Opera Artistic Director Joe Illick (Feel The Tango); and award-winning composer Jake Heggie (Again), explore the expectations about marriage versus the reality of “till death do us part.” Four rising stars of the opera world — soprano Maren Weinberger (The Barber of SevilleBuried Alive | Embedded), mezzo-soprano Kate Tombaugh, tenor Javier Abreu (Before Night Falls), baritone Samuel Schultz, are joined by international operatic bass and Broadway actor Zachary James to bring these mini-operas to life.

OPERA SYNOPSES

AVOW highlights the anxieties of a couple about to be married, along with the eagerness of the bride’s mother, the other-worldliness of the celebrant, and the lessons learned by the ghost of the groom’s father, which he tries to pass on to his son before he ties the knot.

AGAIN is a behind-the-scenes look at the four main protagonists of I Love Lucy. Ricky and Lucy have a rocky marriage and Ethel and Fred can only enable them. In this modern fable, the composer has used iconic figures from the world of classic American television to examine the darker side of relationships.

FEEL THE TANGO follows the fortunes of Sandy and Joe, who have apparently been married for way too long. On this particular Friday night, when they go to their usual Spanish restaurant after a film, the waiter and waitress are strangely attentive, and something feels distinctly different.

Show dates: April 29th, 5:00 pm, April 30th, 7:30 pm, and May 1st, 7:30 pm.

Purchase tickets at FWopera.org 

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Japanese Spring Festival
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Japanese Spring Festival

The Fort Worth Botanical Society and the Fort Worth Japanese Society are pleased to host the Japanese Spring Festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
The Spring Festival will feature; taiko drummers, tea ceremonies, raku pottery, Japanese dancers, martial arts, and so much more! 

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last admittance at 4:30 pm)

Admission:
Adults - $12
Children (ages 4-12) - $4
Children (ages 3 and younger) - free
Botanical Society Members - free

For more information please contact the Botanical Society at Society@FWJG.org

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Flowercade and Iris Show
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Flowercade and Iris Show

The Garden Club Council of Fort Worth’s annual Flowercade will be presented at the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center at the Botanic Gardens Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Drive, Fort Worth. This year’s theme is titled “Circus Fun Fair (Lion, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!)"

The flower show is open to the public for viewing at no charge on Saturday, April 7, 12-6 p.m. through Sunday, April 8, 1-5 p.m.  Market Day, with opportunities to purchase plants, rose bushes and gardening-related items, will be held on Saturday.

The standard flower show is guaranteed to generate fun for both Garden Clubs and the public!  Garden Club designers will create floral arrangements inspired by divisions titled “Unchained Beast”, “Popcorn, Peanuts and Cotton Candy”, “Clown Cars” and “Circus Magic”.

The show will also include horticulture exhibits of plants grown successfully by participants and offers the opportunity to view new varieties of horticulture specimens.  Guests may evaluate plants to add to their own collection.

According to Donna Womack, President of the Garden Club Council of Fort Worth, there will be a significant display of annuals, perennials, bulbs, roses, and tubers in addition to container grown plants by the 33 member clubs.

The Fort Worth Iris Society, which promotes the growing and exhibition of Irises, is staging their flower show in conjunction with Flowercade.  The irises will provide a kaleidoscope of color in the horticulture division. The Fort Worth Rose Society will also be staging their flower show and will contribute lovely scents and sights.

With a flower show comes the thrill of an award for artistic achievement or recognition for growing something fine and beautiful. The Garden Club Council of Fort Worth invites you to attend flowercade to get ideas and share the pleasure of gardening.

For further information contact: GCCFortWorth@gmail.com

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Spring Plant Sale
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Spring Plant Sale

Find the best plants for your yard at the

Spring Plant Sale

Friday, April 6th, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, April 7th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Plant Sale Patrons: Traffic Alert - The Montgomery Street exit will be closed on the westbound side of I-30. To reach the weekend parking lot for the plant sale, exit University Drive, enter the Garden at the clock entrance, make a U-turn back onto University Drive, drive south towards I-30, and turn onto the access road going west.

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Plant Sale Classes
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Sale Classes

The Fort Worth Botanical Society is offering three Plant Sale Classes. See the plants first - plan your purchase before the sale. Classes are $15, participants will receive a $15 voucher that can be used at Plant Sale.

Monday, April 2nd


Tuesday, April 3rd

Plant Sale Class - April 3rd
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Wednesday, April 4th

Plant Sale Class - April 4
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Bats in the Garden
Mar
9
to Mar 12

Bats in the Garden

Come hang out during the inaugural Bats in the Garden. While birds and bees may rule the day bats rule the night. Be a part of this new educational series to discover the benefits of bats to plants and gardens.

The 60-minute bat encounter includes: 
Live bats from your back yard
Benefits of bats to plants and gardens
History of Bats
Bat conservation
Q&A
 

 

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Yard Smart
Mar
3
8:00 AM08:00

Yard Smart

Yard Smart is a free, informative seminar designed to provide effective, beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Topics vary by season and have included butterfly gardening, landscape watering, container gardens, perennials, trees, and much more. This semi-annual seminar is offered each Spring and Fall.

No pre-registration is required. 

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