Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

We had Spring Break over a week ago now, but I didn’t get to share many pics from the trip I took to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens with my youngest granddaughter. We had near about perfect weather, breezy in the low 70s. We totally enjoyed the Butterfly Gardens, the Main Gardens with a super section for kids (and adults) and insects, and the Japanese Gardens.

Because I’m really behind with my WIP, the Unnamed Book 10, I’m going to be short on words and long on pictures for this post. 🙂

First row below: A few of the pics I took of butterflies. Just gorgeous. We had to be careful not to step on them.

The second tier is the main gardens. Later in the year, you’d see roses in the first pic.

The third line is from the Japanese Gardens. Sarah made the little miniature Zen Garden. There was a giant one on the ground.

We found giant insects all around the gardens. This praying mantis caught our attention. We stayed away from the giant ants. Sarah is allergic to them. 🙂

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Do you have a Botanic or Botanical Gardens near you? Do you enjoy going? Is it a regular kind of thing because you are members and go all the time? As always, love to hear from you.

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8 responses to “Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

    • Hey, Vicki. I went to one in Branson, MO that had so many butterlies just all over everywhere. They’d even land on you. It was really the best thing. This year was rough on the FW butterflies. I was glad we got to see any at hall. I would love to see the one in Houston. Thanks for the tip. And thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  1. So beautiful!! And what a wonderful adventure to share with your granddaughter. I love going to botanical gardens. The closest is two hours away.

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    • Hey, Susan. It was a grand experience. Sarah said we were lucky, we timed everything perfectly and never had to stand in line. 🙂 Two hours isn’t great, but certainly would make for a great day trip. Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂


  2. Beautiful photos. Love the praying mantis sculpture too. Yes, we have a gorgeous botanical garden about an hour from us, Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. Did you see the butterflies out in the park or were they in an enclosed building? The Butterflies Exhibit is currently there, but since it is cold in Michigan, the butterflies are in a greenhouse. We love seeing them. We haven’t been lately because there is so much walking. There is a shuttle too around the park because it is so large. And oh the sculptures are amazing! So glad you took a break from your book to enjoy the views. The link to Frederick Meijer Garden is

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    • Hey, J.Q. I’m not surprised you love botanic gardens. The butterflies were in a separate building with the safe doors where you go in and there are guards, The doors close, and then the next doors open to let you inside of the structure. They also checked us as we left to make sure we didn’t get out with a wayward butterfly somewhere on our person. Not nearly as many butterflies as I’ve seen at another butterfly museum, but we had some extremely cold weather and were glad to see any at all. I didn’t realize we had a shuttle, but saw it when we were leaving the Japanese Gardens part. If it had been hot, I’d have considered that, but the weather was perfect. Thanks for the link to the Meijer Garden. I’ll check it out. And thanks for stopping by. 🙂


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