Right now, many of us are sitting inside thinking that Punxsutawney Phil will predict six more weeks of winter tomorrow — particularly with the icy weather we’re having. But let’s turn our thoughts to frolicking through the flowers when the weather clears and these major events take over the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.
World of Orchids | Feb. 24-April 9
The Rainforest Conservatory will be blooming with thousands of orchids at the biggest orchid event in Texas. Peruse different shapes, sizes, and colors and learn how to grow the delicate buds in your own home. Grab your tickets and make sure to catch the orchid-themed classes and experiences Wednesday, Feb. 7-Monday, March 25.
Japanese Festivals | April 22-23 + Nov. 4-5
The semi-annual, family-friendly event celebrates Japanese arts and culture, set in the 7.5-acre Japanese garden with cherry, maple, and magnolia trees surrounding a tranquil koi pond. Spring into action and email to learn more about vendor and performer opportunities. Keep an eye out for tickets.
Plant Sales | April 6-8 + Oct. 5-7
Fruit trees, perennials, shrubs, you name it — it’s time to spruce up your yard with seasonal sprouts available at the semi-annual sale. Choose specialty plants grown in the garden and by local plant societies. Become a FWBG member for first access to the sale, or email for vendor opportunities.
Looking for plant-themed activities each week? FWBG has an extensive calendar of classes, exhibitions, and events. We’re budding with excitement for:
- Creative Art with Olivia: Narcissus Flowers | Friday, Feb. 10 — register by Tuesday, Feb. 7
- Girl’s Nature Workshop: Kitchen Scrap Gardening | Saturday, Feb. 11 — register by Wednesday, Feb. 8.
- Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research | Friday, Feb. 17 — learn more about the opening reception