A Trip to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

As you may know, we had out-of-town company this last weekend. My husband's brother and wife had never been to the DFW area, so we were anxious to show them around. One of my favorite FREE attractions in Fort Worth to take out-of-town visitors is the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Not only is it economical, but it is a feast for the eyes.
As soon as you drive through the gates of this sanctuary, you know you are in a special place. With tall trees, lush green lawns and walking paths throughout, your eyes never grow tired of the beautiful scenery.
Benches are scattered for breaks along the paths to stop and reflect on the beauty of the gardens.
Multiple waterfalls, ponds, and fountains dot the landscape too.
Beautiful arches with wisteria gracing the crossbeams make for gorgeous backdrops to pictures.

I can just picture someone sitting on these benches and contemplating life while they sketch whatever their eyes light on.

My SIL, Theresa, and my daughter stopped for a moment on the butterfly bench. Another pretty place for a picture.
 The statues and birdbaths evoke feelings of being in another time and place.

My daughter and I stopped for a photo op at the top of one of the rose gardens.
Speaking of roses, the aroma was positively intoxicating as you walked through the many varieties of roses.

Roses aren't the only variety of flowers here at the gardens.
There are buds in every color of the rainbow and every shape and size blooming.
Truly a spectacle of God's workmanship!
This arrangement was one of my favorites. Remember in the fall when I told you about container gardening and the rule for creating spectacular containers was to have a Thriller, a Spiller and a Filler? Can you pick out what the gardeners used in this container?
Thriller ~ I believe it was rutabaga.
Spiller ~ Possibly pansies or violas.
Filler ~ Parsley and some other little flowers
Stunning, isn't it? I absolutely loved how they combined fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers in the containers and flower beds. How is that for some inspiration? 
The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens even have a Japanese Garden that you can tour. There is a minimal cost involved with walking through this one. 
So, there you have it...a true gem in the heart of the city. I simply cannot say enough about this gorgeous local attraction. It is simply a lovely place to walk about, to be inspired and spend time in nature. With 110 acres of meticulously maintained gardens and over 2500 species of plants, you'll definitely want to put this on your list of things to do and see in Fort Worth. I hope you enjoyed the picture tour. Wish you could have been with us! Maybe next time. ;-)
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  1. Beautiful pictures of the Botanic Garden. What a fun outing for the girls!xx

  2. How did I never know that we are practically neighbors?? And how did I never realize there is a free botanical garden in FW?!? Will definitely be planning a Saturday day trip to check this out soon before it gets too hot!! Beautiful pictures Nici! :)

  3. Such pretty pictures - what a pretty place. Looks like you had a great day to get beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love botanical gardens! What a breathtaking experience with wonderful photos to remember it by. I was talking to my brother's godmother about taking a trip to visit her to go to the botanical gardens in her area, armed with my camera. :-)

  5. What a treat that must have been for your relatives to visit such a beautiful place. The pond with water cascading down the rocks is gorgeous. The photos are nice of the scenery and family. Enjoy the rest of your week, Nici!

  6. Wow, gorgeous! I used to travel to DFW almost every week for work. I wish I'd known about this to drop in some time!

  7. Beautiful gardens! I love seeing flowers in bloom! I have been to Dallas but never made it over to Ft Worth. I will have to add these gardens to my list for my next TX trip.

  8. Oh my goodness Nici, the gardens are just beautiful! No wonder they're a favorite place to go. I would want to go there too. Thanks for showing us around. Some of the views are truly ethereal. My favorite is the second picture. Although there's no color, the layers and textures are beautiful. That's where I would camp out. :) I also love the wisteria arches. I wanted to plant some wisteria over a fence here, but I did some research and apparently they can grow so heavily as to tear down structures! I guess I'll have to admire them from afar. Lucky you to have some botanical gardens so close!


  9. Wow, that is an amazing place. Glad to know of it in case I ever get to that part of the country. Love the area where the trees make that wonderful cover, and of course all the beautiful blooms. Thanks for taking us along!

  10. I loved this post...I live in Mississippi now but was raised in Ft.Worth & going to the Botanical Gardens is a favorite childhood memory of mine! Thank you for sharing!

  11. I've heard that those gardens are beautiful! I wish I had gone when working in Dallas. BTW - Please let me know if I still come in as "no-Reply". I changed the settings again. Thanks :)

  12. Such lovely gardens, and the photo of you and your daughter with the backdrop of the rose garden belongs in a frame! ;)


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