Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Dallas/Fort Worth

When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcome all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

The Dallas Arboretum is proud to offer the public an array of popular annual events, educational programs for children and adults, and an emphasis on family-oriented activities. Ground-breaking horticultural research conducted in our Trial Gardens continues to contribute to an important body of knowledge, both regionally and nationally.  The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden was founded upon the dreams of a few visionaries with a passion for preserving both history and nature. Though the gardens themselves are comparatively young, the work that went into creating the current gardens began long ago.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Lush 110-acre garden & event venue with famed Japanese landscape, nature classes & May herb fest.  The garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest major botanic garden in Texas; it is located in the heart of the cultural district. It’s most popular areas are The Fuller, Rose, and Japanese Gardens.

Japanese Garden

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

The Fort Worth Japanese Garden is a 7.5-acre Japanese Garden in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The garden was built in 1973, and many of the plants and construction materials were donated by Fort Worth’s sister city Nagaoka, Japan.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas

1700 University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas is a global botanical research institute and learning center located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas, United States. BRIT moved to its new 70,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden from their original downtown location in spring 2011.

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