Covering 33 acres and opened in 1934, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens are the oldest in Texas.
The garden offers guided tours and a full program of events, including plant sales, Japanese tea ceremony, classes and tours of specific areas. The 7 acre Japanese Garden is one of the most popular areas; it features a koi filled pond and bamboo plants, cherry trees and maples.
Other highlights include the rose garden which is popular for wedding photographs, and the cactus garden which uses special soil. The rain forest conservatory focuses on educating visitors about the diversity of plant and animal life in those regions.