The Fort Worth Japanese Garden
Starting on Wednesday, August 9th the Japanese Garden will be closed for removal of an American elm and a cottonwood tree. Both trees have succumbed to decline due to root rot and previous trunk wounds. While we are sad to see them go, removal is the only option to ensure public safety. The elm will be replaced with another large tree species while the site currently occupied by the cottonwood will be redeveloped as a small, intimate seating area. All parts of both trees will be donated to the Fort Worth Zoo for the elephant exhibit.
During this time, Old Garden Road will close to the public while the Native Texas Boardwalk will remain open for guests to walk from the north to the south sides of the Garden. Guests who wish to drive to the Rose Garden or visit the Gardens Restaurant may enter on Rock Springs Road through the south entrance. The Japanese Garden is scheduled to reopen Saturday, August 12th.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but please know these actions are the best for the garden, its future and our valued guests.
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Last entrance is 30 minutes before closing
Adult - $7.00
Child (ages 4-12) - $4.00
Child (3 and under) - free
Senior (age 65+) - $5.00
Parking is free
3400 Japanese Garden Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
The Fort Worth Japanese Garden was completed in 1973. It is a traditional stroll garden with winding paths through the landscapes and around ponds. The Garden consists of 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds which are home to over 1,200 Koi fish.
Except in the spring, there are few flowers blooming in the Japanese Garden due to the Japanese practice of Mono no Aware. Mono no Aware translates to transient/bittersweet beauty, meaning if the garden was always blooming it would never be special.
Wedding and docent tours of the Japanese Garden are available by appointment (817.392.5510).
Festivals are hosted in the spring and fall in the Japanese Garden. Public Tea Ceremonies are presented on the third Saturday of every month. For more information, please visit the event page. #FWJG