I had the pleasure of photographing my neighbor’s daughter, Meghan, the other day at one of my favorite locations in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Her boyfriend Alex asked me to capture his proposal at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. Meghan has always been like a sister to me and I was excited to do this for her.Congrats to @megsmotivation for your #engagement at the #FortWorthBotanicalGardensClick To Tweet
What is the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens? The Botanical Gardens in Fort Worth, Texas is a 90% free to visitÂ gardens. The Japanese gardens where these photos were taken ranges in price depending on age from $4.00 to $7.00 per person.
I know we have this as a “Date Night” Idea post, but this is a perfect location for families and couples to visit during the daytime. The gardens are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and the Japanese Garden is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The free gardens you can visit are the Fuller Garden, The Rose Garden, Native Texas Boardwalk, Trial Garden, Four Seasons Garden, and many more.
Perfect Date Night, or Lunch Date!
The gardens are not really open for a Date Night but are perfect for a lunch Date. Inside of the Botanical Gardens, you will find The Gardens Restaurant.Â With a wide varietyÂ on their menu, you are bound to find something for everyone. I have not tried their food but Meghan and Alex did have lunch there after Alex proposed and said it was a wonderful meal to top off the proposal. The most expensive thing on the menu other than their wines is about $13.50. You have a fairly large wine and beer selection also on the menu.
Upcoming Events at The Gardens
- November 18th, 2017 – Tea Ceremonies in the Japanese Garden ($30.00 per person)
- November 28th, 2017 – Little Sprouts: TeddyÂ Bear Picnic. Free for Children 18-36 months.
- December 2nd, 2017 – Fort Worth Opera Christmas Concert
- December 9th, 2017- Christmas High Tea
- December 16th, 2017 – Santa’s Workshop and Christmas for the Birds
Find out more information about events at The Gardens HERE. FWBG also has Youth Programs and Adult classes for you to enjoy. Would you like to know more about the gardens, look into a guided tour or head out on the second Tuesday of every month for the public tours.
Before You Leave The Gardens
Stop at The Treasure Tree before you leave. You don’t have to go into the Japanese Gardens to take a look around and find tea sets, sake sets, figurines, and kimonos.