History and Mission

Our Mission

Engage, inform and inspire with plants, landscapes and nature. Enjoy the captivating beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas, one of the largest centers for botanical exploration and discovery in the United States.

Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District, just minutes from downtown, our combined 120-acre campus offers stunning garden views, exciting exhibits, gift shops, a café and more. Spend the day strolling through the Japanese Garden with its koi-filled pools, sculptured hillsides, crafted stonework and dramatic waterfalls. Nearby, visit the iconic Rose Garden, with a terraced ramp featuring paths that wind past colorful flower beds amidst a cascade of water down the center.

Wander next door to the BRIT campus to learn more about botanical research through fascinating art galleries, libraries, plant collections and science-related exhibits. Schedule a tour of the Philecology Herbarium, which houses more than 1.5 million plant specimens from around the world, making it one of the largest herbaria in the United States, or the BRIT Research Library with nearly 125,000 volumes of botanical books and journals.

FWBG History

FWBG History

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BRIT History

BRIT History

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