I love to visit botanical gardens when we travel and Chris and I seek them out as often as we can. Different regions offer a variety of different flora to discover and there are always wonderful pictures just waiting to be taken. Last October when Chris was working in Texas we took a day to go explore the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. It was a beautifully sunny day and one of those perfect days when it was not too hot and not too cool. Just like Goldilocks I found that the day was just right for a stroll through the beautiful gardens that span the 110 acres that are just a few miles west of Fort Worth. There are a multitude of gardens to choose to amble through each day as the Botanic Garden grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Admission fees are very reasonable with access to the Garden Center being only $2 for a regular adult admission and $5 will give access to the beautiful Japanese Gardens.
As with any attraction it is a good idea to call ahead of time or visit their website to make sure of any special events going on that may change the hours of operation or areas that are available for viewing but trust me when I say that this is definitely a place worth a visit if you are ever in the area.
The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens are not just beautiful to look at –there are also a lot of educational experiences that go on through the year for both adults and children. One area of the garden boasts question and answer signs specifically designed for children to lift flaps and answer questions about various things related to plants and animals. Couple that with a whispering tube where young ones (and perhaps older ones as well – I won’t tell you what I whispered) can tell secrets to each other at the other end of a long tube and you have a spot that even the youngsters will enjoy exploring. Tours are available in a variety of areas and there is something for every one to enjoy. Occasionally some wildlife can be spotted and enjoyed.I am always amazed at how much I don’t know about things when I visit places like this and try to soak in as much as I can on a visit but I suspect each visit would offer something new to discover. The day we were there the butterflies were vivid and and all over the place and I am one that just can not resist a butterfly.
What type of places do you seek out when you travel? Are you like me who longs to spend some time enjoying the handiwork of those who love the land and all that if offers? Or maybe you are content to explore the hustle and bustle of the city and explore the many sights and sounds that comprise every city that I have ever visited in my life. Tell me –where do you enjoy going to while away a few hours on a vacation? I would love to hear your answers. Remember it all counts for Comments for a Cause. Thanks for stopping by today.