Tours

Explore with us!

If you have questions or concerns regarding tours, please email ssellers@brit.org.

Explore and delight in our campus. The Garden features 25 distinct gardens as well as collections such as the Begonia Species Bank, which is the largest species begonia collection in North America. The BRIT building features our herbarium, exhibitions highlighting our worldwide research projects, exhibitions of visual art inspired by nature, and library and special collections. Our three distinctive galleries (art, library collections, and research) can be explored on self-guided tours. You can also tour our LEED platinum certified building. 

Self-Guided Tours

BRIT Building

  • Self-guided tours are available during regular working hours, Monday – Friday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Visitors are encouraged to walk the grounds to experience our pocket prairie, pollinator pathway, special exhibitions, and unique sustainable building features like our bamboo ceilings, sinker cypress wall, living roof, and more. Stop by our Welcome Center to pick up a free map guide, or use one of the digital touring options below. 
  • App Tours: Enjoy exploring at your own pace! Our touring app, BRIT Guide, is available for use on your iOS or Android smartphone. Download the BRIT Guide app and learn all about BRIT with an interactive map and self-guided tour options.
  • Audio ToursLet your headphones be your guide! Use an internet-enabled device to play audio files from your smartphone or download the mp3 files to a stand-alone player of your choice.

Guided Public Tours

BRIT Building 

Learn about us — past, present, and future — as we share with you about BRIT’s research programs, herbarium, libraries, educational programs, and sustainable building.  We are green from the ground up; learn why and how as you take this hour-long tour of BRIT’s very special LEED Platinum home with a trained docent.

  • Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. 
  • Free, but reservations requested for groups over ten.

Art in The Garden Tour

Our monthly Art in the Garden tour meets at the Garden Center’s Leonard Courtyard (by the fountain) the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am.

  • Tours are 60-minutes in length, focusing on 4-5 works in our outdoor sculpture collection.
  • This tour is free with membership or Garden admission.
  • We have a limit of 20 participants; first-come, first-served. No reservations are required. 
  • Tours take place rain or shine, barring heavy storms or lightning. Please wear appropriate clothing for an outdoor walk. It is recommended you bring a hat, water, and an umbrella. 

Guided Private Tours

BRIT Building

Monday – Friday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to groups desiring a private tour of the Institute. Please make requests at least 3 weeks prior to your visit. Cost: $8 per person; $7 per member. To schedule a large group or private docent-guided tour, please contact info@brit.org or call 817-332-4441.

Fuller Garden

Fuller Garden docent tours are not available at this time. 

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden Docent-guided tours are available by emailing or calling 817-463-4135. Please make requests at least two weeks before your visit. Cost: In addition to regular admission rates is a $1 per person docent fee. Tours will resume, May 10, 2021.