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BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

FWBG | BRIT is a unified organization that combines the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. The new organization brings together BRIT’s fundraising, education, and world-class research capabilities with the Garden’s historically significant grounds, event facilities, and horticultural expertise. Together, they will create one of the leading public gardens in America.

BRIT, an international scientific research and learning center, has a mission to conserve our natural-world heritage by sharing knowledge of the plant world and helping the public understand the value plants bring to life. The research institute serves as a think tank and a catalyst in conservation.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden was established in 1934 and is the oldest major botanic garden in Texas. It is located in the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural district and contains a collection of more than 2,500 species of plants. Long celebrated for its beautiful tropical, rose, and Japanese gardens, the FWBG is composed of twenty-five specialty garden spaces, including a tropical conservatory, a public perennial trial garden, and naturalized areas and vistas.