Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden was established in 1933, making it the oldest botanic garden in the state. It is historically significant for its landscape design and terraced municipal rose garden, which was modeled after Italian and French formal gardens of the 16th-18th centuries. It features a water cascade, geometric flower beds, a reflection pool, and a pond. The garden has grown to over 20 specialty garden spaces and also features a rain forest conservatory, a perennial trial garden, and a boardwalk. Another highlight is the Japanese garden, which was added in 1973 and includes a koi (fish) pond, waterfall, teahouse complex, pagoda, and bridges.
Backstory and Context
Kline, Susan Allen. "Fort Worth Botanic Garden." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. January 29, 2009. https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/08001400/08001400.pdf.
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