Over the Christmas holiday, we took a trip to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. I discovered from a nifty little app called TripAdvisor that there were two botanical gardens in the area; one in Dallas and one in Fort Worth. Because of our short visit time, I chose the Fort Worth Botanical Garden because it had free entry and free parking. Next time, I will go to the Dallas Botanical Garden, I promise! Since the weather was quite chilly while we were in Texas, I dragged my husband out of bed (on the warmest day!) early enough to get there upon opening. It was quite pleasant visiting the gardens early. We shared the park with only a handful of other people and we were able to go as fast or as slow as we wanted. The only places that were not free upon entry were the Japanese Garden and the Conservatory. The Japanese Garden was 5$ per adult and the conservatory was 2$. Prices varied for children, active military, etc.
The Texas National Tree Path.
The Rose Gardens.
The children’s garden.
The Japanese Garden was beautiful! It alone was worth the trip.
The Cactus Garden.
The Fort Worth Botanical Garden and Conservatory was definitely worth the visit. I would much like to visit again in the spring or summer when it is not so chilly and the grass is greener.
Remember, there are gardens all around us! They come in many shapes and sizes. Get your head in the garden and have some fun.