Completed in 1995, it was a present from Gordon Scarborough in memory of his late wife, Dolores. Located in between the Horseshoe and Japanese Garden, it showcases a meandering road through flower beds full of assorted four season flowers, shrubs and trees. In springtime, irises and azaleas can be seen bursting into life, followed by daylilies in summer. Chrysanthemums and maples are the main feature in autumn and in winter; bright camellias can be seen throughout the garden.
Located in between the Rose Garden and Trial Garden, it features looming oak trees and perennials on a lush, green lawn.
The Native Texas Boardwalk
Doubling not only as a shaded walkway from various Gardens, it is also an interactive living outdoor classroom. Native plant and tree species are located on the east side of the elevated walkway whereas invasive species are showcased on the west side of the walkway. Featuring thirteen educational pit stops for children (e.g. speaking tubes, hollow log, balance beams, etc.); it is truly a wonderful lesson on nature.
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As the oldest garden in Forth Worth Botanic Garden, it is a unique habitat of streams, ponds and waterfalls located just along the Trinity River. It is also called the Victor and Cleyone Tinsley Garden after the parents of John Tinsley, who bequeathed his estate for the restoration and development of the garden. Construction began in 2013 in order to improve the garden, walkways and pools. Once this is done, Native American and early settler favored plants and habitat will complete the project.
The Perennial Garden
For an educational and informative experience on various flower and plant types, the Perennial Garden is peppered throughout with labels provided by the Tarrant County Master Gardeners. There is rarely a time in which various blooms cannot be enjoyed, taking turns to appear throughout the year. Featuring both wet and dry and shaded and sunny areas, it is definitely an all-year long experience.
Located behind the Trial Garden, it is home to both large maple and oak trees. It is the site of biannual Plant Sales as well as a venue for large-tented wedding celebrations.
Backyard Vegetable Garden
As a working garden filled with various species of vegetables, fruit trees and its very own greenhouse, it is an educational area suitable for children’s programs like Little Sprouts. The caretakers are no other than the Tarrant County Master Gardeners.
North and South Vista
It is a popular venue for Garden concerts and is also great for leisurely strolling. Vistas were popularized during the French Renaissance and are a main classical feature in the Palace of Versailles. The North Vista is located in between the woodlands and the Boardwalk whereas the South Vista is located between the woodlands and the Rose Garden. At the North Vista, visitors will be able to stroll past the Long Bed full of flowers and Spirit of Woman statue.
The Fragrance Garden
Located behind the Rock Springs Building, it was originally designed for the visually-impaired. It is currently undergoing construction and is not open to the public. It features a semi-circular pool and fountain as well as plants with a distinct texture and smell.
The Cactus Garden
Tucked away beside the Japanese Garden, the Cactus Garden is filled with various cacti and succulents. Recreated in 1995 with the joint effort of Forth Worth Botanic Garden and the Fort Worth Cacti and Succulent Society (FWCCS), there have been various efforts to bring cactus species from all counties to Forth Worth. The Cactus Garden boasts an extensive collection of cacti and succulents that are native to the state of Texas.
There are also various species from both North and South America. Due to special considerations for the cactus family, a special soil was developed in order to provide adequate drainage and liquids. There is also a greenhouse lovingly maintained by the FWCCS and contains a large collection of rare and almost extinct plants. Photo:
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