Fort Worth Botanic Garden is n. of I-30 off University Dr. at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., across from Trinity Park. This 110-acre complex features 23 specialty gardens, including a rose garden dating from 1933, a 10,000-square-foot conservatory with a tropical collection, a water conservation garden, a 7.5-acre Japanese garden, and one of the largest public perennial trial gardens in north-central Texas. An elevated boardwalk through a native forest features 13 interpretive stations. Special events are held throughout the year.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.
Grounds free. Conservatory $2; $1 (ages 4-12 and 65+). Japanese Garden $7; $5 (ages 65+); $4 (ages 4-12).
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Conservatory Mon.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 1-6, during DST; Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4, rest of year. Phone for special-events schedule. Japanese Garden daily 9-7, during DST; 9-5, rest of year. Last admission to Japanese Garden 30 minutes before closing. Guided tours depart the second Tues. of the month at 9 (Trial Garden) and 10 (Japanese Garden).