Garden Etiquette

When you visit we ask that you keep a few things in mind so that the Fort Worth Botanic Garden remains in pristine condition

  • Please do not collect any plants, animals, or rocks. If you have questions about a plant or animal, snap a photo and send it to

  • Explore the Botanic Garden on the designated pathways. Please do not walk through the flower beds or foliage. 

  • Please do not climb on trees, rocks, sculptures, or water features.

  • Please do not touch or chase the animals and insects. We want all wildlife to feel safe and to continue calling the Botanic Garden their home. 

  • Please leave your pets at home; no animals (including dogs) are allowed inside the Botanic Garden with the exception of service animals.

  • Pond water is untreated water from the Trinity River. It is not advisable to drink from, swim, or play in the ponds and streams in the Botanic Garden.

  • We currently do not have a designated picnic area. If you want to have a picnic you are welcome to do so in Trinity Park located across from the Botanic Garden on University Drive.

  • Please do not obstruct paths, bridges, or walkways. 

  • Please do not tamper with water hoses, equipment, tools, or signs. 

  • For your own safety, do not enter an area posted for pesticide application or barricaded in any manner. 

  • Please be respectful of weddings or other scheduled events by not interrupting or taking photos.

  • Use of balls, kites, or sports equipment of any kind is not permitted.

  • Drones or any other form of UAV are not allowed in the garden.