Japanese Garden Docent Tours

Join knowledgeable docents for a guided tour of our beautiful Japanese Garden. Enjoy lovely vistas while docents discuss design elements, history, and the cultural significance of Japanese gardens. Plants and animals found in the garden are also discussed.

Tours generally last 75-90 minutes. Although our docents can modify tour paths as needed, guests should be prepared for mildly uneven terrain and stairs. 

A minimum of two people is required per tour with a maximum of 60 guests. (Per docent availability we strive for a ratio of no more than 5 guests per docent). In addition to regular admission rates is a $1 per person docent fee.

If you would like to book this tour, please email or call (817) 463-4135. Docent Tours of the Japanese Garden are set to resume, May 10, 2021. 

Japanese Garden Docent “Silver Highlights” Tours

If you would love a docent-led tour of the Japanese Garden but are concerned about your ability to negotiate the challenging terrain, this is the tour for you.

Join knowledgeable docents for a stroll through our beautiful Japanese Garden. Enjoy lovely vistas while docents discuss our Garden’s history, its significant design elements, and highlight key plantings and animals.

Tours last 45 minutes. Guests walk no more than 1/3 of a mile with three opportunities for bench-seating rests and must be able to climb three steps (with railings) and manage slight elevation changes.  

A minimum of two guests is required per tour with a maximum of five guests per docent. (We can accommodate up to 12 guests with two docents and a 15-minute staggered start.) In addition to regular admission rates is a $1 per person docent fee.

If you would like to book this tour, please email or call (817) 463-4135. Docent Tours of the Japanese Garden are set to resume, May 10, 2021.