Fort Worth Botanic Gardens is a 120-acre treasure is one of the most important centers for botanical exploration and discovery in America. We are located in the Fort Worth Cultural District and just minutes from downtown. You will find stunning gardens, fascinating exhibits, gift shops, a café, and many other amenities. Enjoy a day of walking through the Japanese Garden, with its waterfalls, koi-filled swimming pools, and sculpted hillsides. The Rose Garden is located nearby. It has a terraced ramp that leads to colorful flower beds and a cascade at the end.

Tours: Self-Guided Tours

The BRIT Building

You can take a self-guided tour during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To experience the unique features of our sustainable building systems, such as our bamboo ceilings and sinker cypress walls, visitors are urged to explore the grounds. You can pick up a map guide at our Welcome Center or choose one of the digital tours below.

App Tours: Explore at your own pace with our app! You can use our touring app, BRIT Guide on your Android or iOS smartphone. Get the BRIT Guide app to learn more about BRIT through an interactive map and self guided tour options.

Audio tours: Your headphones can be your guide! You can download the mp3 files to any internet-enabled player or play audio files directly from your smartphone.

Monthly free* tours

Saturday Art in the Garden Tours

The Leonard Courtyard hosts our Art in the Garden tour on the first Saturday in most months from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

It is an interactive, lively tour that moves at a leisurely pace. The garden’s art pieces have been strategically placed to enhance the landscape. Docents will provide information. *Free with FWBG – BRIT membership* or Garden admission* You’re sure to have a great time, no matter what the weather.

Special Interest and Guided Tours

Signature Tour: The Japanese Garden

Take a guided tour with our Japanese Garden docents. While you enjoy beautiful views, docents will discuss the history and cultural significance of Japanese gardens. The garden’s animals and plants are also discussed.

  • Tour duration: 75 to 90 minutes. Docents can modify the tour to meet the needs of the guests.
  • Terrain: Stairs and paths that are slightly uneven.
  • Group size: Up to 60 people are allowed.

Art in the Garden Tour

This tour is available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Docents will help you learn more about the artworks. Find out the history of special pieces of art through this special tour.

  • Tour duration: 60 minutes. Docents can modify the tour to meet the needs of the guests.
  • Terrain: Moderately uneven surface with inclines, stones, paved paths, and grassy areas.
  • You can have up to 15 people in your group.

Begonia Collection – North America’s Largest Begonia Collection

The genus Begonia contains more than 1,800 species. The Botanic Garden collection includes over 350 species and more than 600 hybrids. It is the largest North American begonia collection. The FWBG was the first Texas botanic garden to be accredited by the Plant Collections Network in 2015. It currently holds the only national begonia collection.

  • Tour duration: 45-60 minutes. Docents can modify the tour to meet the needs of the guests.
  • Terrain: Flat, even ground, some gravel paths, not wheelchair-accessible
  • Group size: Up to 20 guests can be accommodated.

BRIT Building

Are you interested in energy-efficient architecture? Are you interested in rare-book collections that have been carefully curated? Are you convinced that pollinator plants make the best garden? Are you interested in water-saving landscaping ideas? You can take a private guided tour of the BRIT grounds and building.

  • Tour duration: 75 to 90 minutes. Docents can modify the tour to meet the needs of the guests.
  • Terrain: stairs/elevators for indoors and paved pathways, mildly uneven surface for the outdoors
  • Group size: Up to 10 people are allowed.

Behind-the Wall Tours

  • Are you interested in a personalized look at your garden’s growth?
  • Are you curious about the Herbarium’s collections?
  • Are you curious about what is on the trial at Trial Garden?
  • Get inspired by the work of all volunteers at the Backyard Vegetable Gardens.
  • How do landscape designers transform their plans into walkable art?
  • Are you ready to see rare books and a library filled with horticultural treats and treasures?

Let’s discuss your interests with our experts to create a customized tour for your group. Prices are determined by tour length and subject complexity. Send an email to with your questions and comments about Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

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