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
 

For more information including event times and ticket prices please click HERE.

 

 

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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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Tea Ceremonies in the Japanese Garden
Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

Tea Ceremonies in the Japanese Garden

Take part in an authentic Japanese tea ceremony set in the Japanese Garden (will be moved to the lecture hall if the weather is bad). This monthly delight is provided by the Fort Worth Japanese Society. Participants will have a reserved seat and be able to sample the tea and treats at the end. 

Tickets to participate are $30 per person. Members receive a discounted price.

For more information or to reserve a seat please call 817-392-5538.

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Raised Beds and Irrigation Systems
Feb
3
1:00 PM13:00

Raised Beds and Irrigation Systems

Raised beds are a quick way to begin growing your garden and a great way to sidestep our sometimes difficult north Texas soil. Learn what your raised bed options are and the various pros and cons of each type of raised bed. Explore a variety of 'out of the box' raised bed solutions and learn how to build a simple irrigation system for your beds.

Instructors Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic, owners of Barking Cat Farm, focus on growing high quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Brix testing is done regularly to monitor the nutritional quality of the produce and compost and compost teas are applied to the soil to ensure that soil biology is constantly improving. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course. Both have studied under Dr. Elaine Ingham and are working towards becoming Certified Soil Life Consultants. They offer permaculture design and soil biology consulting services to other growers and gardeners.

To register visit BRIT.org

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Permaculture basics for the home gardener
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Permaculture basics for the home gardener

Join us for this two-hour class and discover what, exactly, permaculture is and how using the principles of permaculture can allow you to work smarter not harder when it comes to your garden and landscape. By the end of this class, participants will have the basic skills necessary to begin building a sustainable and self-sufficient garden of their own.

Instructors Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic, owners of Barking Cat Farm, focus on growing high-quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Brix testing is done regularly to monitor the nutritional quality of the produce and compost and compost teas are applied to the soil to ensure that soil biology is constantly improving. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course. Both have studied under Dr. Elaine Ingham and are working towards becoming Certified Soil Life Consultants. They offer permaculture design and soil biology consulting services to other growers and gardeners.

$20 members/$25 non-members

To register visit BRIT.org

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Starting your Spring Transplants
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Starting your Spring Transplants

Join Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farm for Starting your Spring Transplants a hands-on seed starting workshop that will be taught in the FW Botanic Garden greenhouse. Tuition covers a variety of seeds and planting materials. You’ll go home with an understanding of seed starting and seeded pots that can become the foundation for your home garden.

Instructors Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic, owners of Barking Cat Farm, focus on growing high quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Brix testing is done regularly to monitor the nutritional quality of the produce and compost and compost teas are applied to the soil to ensure that soil biology is constantly improving. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course. Both have studied under Dr. Elaine Ingham and are working towards becoming Certified Soil Life Consultants. They offer permaculture design and soil biology consulting services to other growers and gardeners.

$20 members/$25 non-members.

To register visit BRIT.org

 

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Intro to Vegetable Gardening
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Vegetable Gardening

Ready to grow your own food but wish you knew more? Then this is the class for you!Introduction to Vegetable Gardening, taught by Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farm, will cover a range of topics to help the beginning vegetable gardener be successful growing their own food organically. Pair this class with Starting your Spring Transplants taught in the afternoon and get a jump on your 2018 garden.

Instructors Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic, owners of Barking Cat Farm, focus on growing high-quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Brix testing is done regularly to monitor the nutritional quality of the produce and compost and compost teas are applied to the soil to ensure that soil biology is constantly improving. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course. Both have studied under Dr. Elaine Ingham and are working towards becoming Certified Soil Life Consultants. They offer permaculture design and soil biology consulting services to other growers and gardeners.

$30 members/ $35 non-members

To register visit BRIT.org

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Monarch Workshop- Train the Trainer
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Monarch Workshop- Train the Trainer

Monarch Workshop- Train the Trainer

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 9am- 4pm

$30 includes lunch and a travel drive loaded with a 1-hour presentation, plus resources

Learn to speak publicly with confidence to diverse groups on topics of monarch conservation and monarch habitat at a one-day intensive workshop. Presented in partnership with the Native Plant Society of Texas and Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas.

 

This Class is full.

 

 

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Santa's Wonderland
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Santa's Wonderland

Join us Santa and Mrs. Claus for a family fun holiday event!
This event includes:

Santa, Mrs. Claus, crafts, games, story time and holiday treats! 

Tickets: $12 for children (ages 0-12), Adults FREE with Child Admission. 

Please limit four children per adult.

Space is limited. Purchase tickets today!

 

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Holiday High Tea
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday High Tea

You are cordially invited to our
Holiday High Tea

at the

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Saturday, December 9, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Oak Hall Ballroom
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107
Attire: Lace & Pearls

Selection of teas, assorted sandwiches and delectable cake and treats will be served.

$45 Adults
$35 Children ages 4-12

Space is limited

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Fort Worth Opera Christmas Concert
Dec
2
2:30 PM14:30

Fort Worth Opera Christmas Concert

Kick off the holidays with friends and family and enjoy a FREE sing-a-long concert with us this December at the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center Auditorium, Botanic Gardens of Fort Worth. Celebrate the season with the FWOpera | TCU Lesley Apprentice Artists as they perform a festive blend of classic carols, holiday songs, and opera favorites! 'Tis the season!

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Japanese Garden Fall Festival
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Japanese Garden Fall Festival

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Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku, tea ceremonies, and more.

Admission

 Adults $8.00

 Children (4-12yrs.) $4.00

 Children 3 and under free

 Members Free

 

Hours 

October 28th 10:00am-5:00pm

October 29th 10:00am-5:00pm

Last Admission to the Festival is sold at 4:30

Join the 2017 Japanese Fall Festival Anime and Cosplay Contest for a chance to win a personalized photo shoot in the Japanese Garden courtesy of Julien & Lambert Photography. 
• The contest will take place on October 28th at 2:00 pm on the Moon Viewing Deck. We recommend showing up at least 30 mins before the start of the contest event.
• Winners Photoshoot will take place that evening after the Festival has closed to the public.
• Group entries are limited to five (5) people.
• All entries must maintain a PG rating. No nudity, foul language, inappropriate themes, etc. allowed please remember that this is a family event. If you have doubts or questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

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Monarch Tagging
Oct
10
11:00 AM11:00

Monarch Tagging

One of our most popular events! Help tag and release monarch butterflies and they migrate to Mexico.

  • This activity is free

  • Make sure to bring gardening gloves

  • No reservation required

  • For kids ages 4 - 18 (parental supervision required)

  • Two kids per caregiver

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Fall Plant Sale
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Fall Plant Sale

Plant Sale Pre-Sale October 5th 4:00 to 6:30 pm

The Pre-Sale is for Botanical Society members only. Members also get a 10% discount at the Plant Sale.

Plant Sale Open to the Public October 6th 2:00 to 6:30 pm and October 7th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Take this opportunity to browse among the cream of the crop perennials, specially selected to stand up to all the challenges of Texas gardening. Cozy up to your favorites and adopt them for your own yard! Bring your landscape plan and take advantage of our horticulture staff’s expertise in selecting just the right plants for your garden.

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Plant Sale Preview Class
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Plant Sale Preview Class

Get the inside scoop on what will be at Plant Sale, ask questions and find out what will work best for your yard. Whether your project is big or small our expert staff will be on hand to give you the best advice. You will also receive a $15 coupon for Plant Sale.

Cost $15

Plant Sale Preview Class, Oct. 3rd
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Plant Sale Preview Class: Trees
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Plant Sale Preview Class: Trees

Fall is the best time to plant trees, learn about the different types of trees. Ask questions and find out what will work best in your yard! You will also recieve a $15 coupon to use at Fall Plant Sale.

Cost $15 

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Concerts in the Garden - Star Wars and Beyond a Laser Light Spectacular
Jul
7
to Jul 8

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

  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden (map)
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After two sellout shows last year, Star Wars & Beyond returns to Concerts In The Garden to light up the sky and awaken the force in all of us. Buy and fire up your lightsaber onsite and have your picture taken with some of the franchise’s most iconic characters. The first half of the program features music from iconic films like Harry Potter, E.T The Extra Terrestrial, and more, while in the second half you’ll hear your favorite themes from Star Wars enhanced with an epic laser show.

Make sure to stop by the Treasure Trees booth for all your light-up needs! 

For more information or to purchase tickets please click here.

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

Concerts in the Garden - Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic

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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 all-American July 4th celebration at the Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic.

Make sure to stop by the Treasure Trees booth for all your light-up needs! 

For more information or to purchase tickets please click here.

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Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Led Zeppelin
Jul
1
8:00 PM20:00

Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Led Zeppelin

Come out to hear the FWSO’s tribute to one of the most famous bands on the planet: Led Zeppelin. For the first time since 2011, the orchestra will meld with a full rock band in a sonic jam session sure to blow your mind with songs like “Stairway to Heaven,” “Black Dog,” “All of My Love,” and more.

Make sure to stop by the Treasure Trees booth for all your light-up needs! 

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Concerts in the Garden - Asleep at the Wheel
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Concerts in the Garden - Asleep at the Wheel

The Grammy Award-winning country music group Asleep at the Wheel returns to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to close out June in style. The “Kings of Texas Swing” will be backed this year by your own Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and they love it when you get out on that lawn and kick up some dust! Don’t miss the national “Band of Texas” pay homage to that Western heritage that many of us hold so dear.

Make sure to stop by the Treasure Trees booth for all your light-up needs! 

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Concerts in the Garden - Classical Mystery Tour
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Concerts in the Garden - Classical Mystery Tour

Ever wondered what the Beatles would sound like with a symphony orchestra? Wonder no more—Classical Mystery Tour and the FWSO present 30 iconic Beatles tunes with four Beatles look- and sound-alikes. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and to celebrate, CMT will perform the full album for your entertainment. With more than a dozen performances at CITG, it’s no wonder the “Fab Four” keep coming back.

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Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Journey
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Concerts in the Garden - The Music of Journey

It’s quickly becoming a CITG favorite! The Music of Journey will have you rocking out to some of the most legendary anthems of all time. Get out that phone lighter app for anthems like “Faithfully,” “Open Arms,” and “Don’t Stop Believin.’”

Make sure to stop by the Treasure Trees booth for all your light-up needs! 

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Concerts in the Garden - The Music of David Bowie
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Concerts in the Garden - The Music of David Bowie

In a long-awaited tribute to the Star Man himself, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will dazzle with The Music of David Bowie, honoring the legend with a show of his own music and backed by a full rock band. Kick back to some of Bowie’s innovative and unforgettable hits, including “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” Heroes,” “China Girl,” and more.

Make sure to stop by the Treasure Trees booth for all your light-up needs! 

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Concerts in the Garden- 1812 Overture and Symphonic Sparklers
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Concerts in the Garden- 1812 Overture and Symphonic Sparklers

Take symphonic masterpieces performed in a beautiful, outdoor setting, and add to that Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture set to breathtaking fireworks! A splendid evening under the stars!

Donor Nigh

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Concerts in the Garden - Replay: Symphony of Heroes
Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Concerts in the Garden - Replay: Symphony of Heroes

Gamers get ready, the FWSO performs music from some of the most popular video game franchises in the world. This show includes inspired music from games like Final FantasyMass EffectKingdom HeartsHaloCastlevania, and much more. Jason Michael Paul narrates an epic story that takes listeners on a musical quest; a must see event!

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