The Fort Worth Japanese Garden

Garden History

The Fort Worth Japanese Garden was completed in 1973. It is a traditional strolling garden with winding paths through the landscapes and around ponds. The garden consists of 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds which are home to over 1,200 koi fish.

Except in the spring, there are few flowers blooming in the Japanese Garden due to the Japanese practice of Mono no Aware. Mono no Aware translates to “transient/bittersweet beauty”, meaning if the garden was always blooming, it would never be special.

  • To view a Japanese Garden Map, visit here.
  • The Japanese Garden Garden is a rentable venue; click here for more information. Wedding tours of the Japanese Garden are available by appointment by calling 817-463-4150 or emailing us
  • Docent-guided tours are available by appointment only by calling 817-463-4135 or emailing us. More information can be found by clicking here
  • Festivals are hosted in the spring and fall in the Japanese Garden. For more information, please visit the event page

The Moon Bridge is currently closed for repair.

Koi fish waiting for food
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