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November 5, 2007
From journal Fort Worth Japanese Gardens Autumn Colors
New York, New York
August 26, 2007
From journal Honky Tonkin' and Some High Culture in Ft. Worth
April 23, 2005
Telephone for seasonal hours at 817/ 871-7686, or visit www.fwbg.org for plenty of information.
Food and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the garden, but you can buy bottled water at the ticket building (or bring your own). There are restrooms and water fountains within the Japanese Gardens, and plenty of places to sit for awhile and consider what you can see. Several large ponds offer water views and refresh our spirits during hot weather. Photography is encouraged, but tripods are not allowed without a special permit. No swimming is allowed! The ponds are very deep, so keep an eye and a hand on small children.
This garden is mostly accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Although it is not possible to use some of the oriental bridges, there are alternate routes. You can see about everything. Some of the grades are steep, but the views are wonderful. There is a gift shop at the exit. This is a wonderful place to visit. Absolutely wonderful!
From journal Fort Worth Double Checked
October 31, 2000
From journal Fort Worth any time of the year-with updates
Children love feeding the fish (food is available from dispensers for 25 cents). Now mostly handicapped accessible, the winding paths are sheltered from the sun by a variety of trees. On Botanic Garden Drive which is close to I-30 @ University Drive. Photography allowed, no tripods. No food, no music, no unescorted children. Sounds good to me!
When construction on these gardens began in 1970, we never dreamed that the outcome would be so wonderful. An idea of former Botanic Garden director Scott Fikes. Charles Campbell then director of Parks and Recreation commissioned Kingsley Wu to design the garden. Taking advantage of the site, an old gravel pit, trees and other growing things were brought in to landscape this incredible place. Expanded over the years, gently, the Gardens host thousands of visitors a year without seeming to be crowded even during prime autumn viewing times. When the Japanese maples are red the affect is unbelievable. Every season has its blessings, but I like fall the best.