GROWing Together

Family Programs

Welcome!

With both the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as educational resources, GROW offers hands-on, nature-based educational programming to local families. For this season, Seedlings and Little Sprouts are back in the Garden, and don’t forget about Bella’s Book & Nature Club and Bella’s Saturday Story Time at BRIT. We are also offering Family Exploration Saturdays! Come and GROW with us!

Click here to see our full Fall & Winter family program guide!

Flyer

Click here to register for our fall festival! 

Email rlincoln@brit.org to be added to our "GROW Family Events" direct mail list. 

Point of Contact

Rachel Lincoln

Education Operations Specialist

Welcome!

With both the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas as educational resources, GROW offers hands-on, nature-based educational programming to local families. For this season, Seedlings and Little Sprouts are back in the Garden, and don’t forget about Bella’s Book & Nature Club and Bella’s Saturday Story Time at BRIT. We are also offering Family Exploration Saturdays! Come and GROW with us!

Click here to see our full Fall & Winter family program guide!

Flyer

Click here to register for our fall festival! 

Email rlincoln@brit.org to be added to our "GROW Family Events" direct mail list. 

Current Events

Hike with GROW Girl

Every Saturday

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Come join GROW Girl for a fun, hands-on family hike every Saturday! Each family receives a botanist backpack to use during their hike filled with scientific tools. Work together to complete activities while GROW Girl guides you through the Trial Garden and the Cactus Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this month! This program lasts for 1 hour and each hike is about a ½ mile long. There will be tons to discover so come and GROW with us! This location is ADA accessible. 

  • Location: Trial Garden & Cactus Garden
  • Tram Drop-off: Japanese Garden
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)
  • Pricing: Free to the public! (Includes garden admission)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) to check-in. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, January, & February.*

Upcoming Events

Hike with GROW Girl

Japanese Garden!

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Come join GROW Girl for a fun, hands-on family hike every Saturday! Each family receives a botanist backpack to use during their hike filled with scientific tools. Work together to complete activities while GROW Girl guides you through the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this month! This program lasts for 1 hour and each hike is about a ½ mile long. There will be tons to discover so come and GROW with us! This location is ADA accessible. 

  • Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
  • Location: Japanese Garden
  • Tram Drop-Off: Japanese Garden
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (Free)
  • Pricing: Free to the public! (includes garden admission)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) to check-in. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, January, & February.*

Seedlings

Second Wednesday of the Month

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Explore the Backyard Veggie Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Spend your morning outside as we enjoy story time and activities with Carlos the Cactus! This month we will be reading the book, “I Took a Walk” by Henry Cole. The hummingbirds are zooming, the bees are buzzing, and the flowers are blooming! After story time, come along for the adventure as we discover all there is to find on our stroll in the Garden. We’ll head back to the pavilion for fun activities and hands-on scientific fun, see you there!

  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)
  • Tram Drop Off: Circle drive by the Backyard Vegetable Garden
  • Age: Catered to children 4 to 6 years old

Free (including garden admission) for all children under 6 years old and accompanying caregivers (limit 2 adults). Regular admissions rates apply to all additional individuals.  

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) to check-in. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program at the Backyard Veggie Garden! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

**No programs in July, December, January, & February.**

Little Sprouts

Third Tuesday of the Month

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Explore the outdoors with your children ages 18 months to 3 years at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Spend your morning outside as we enjoy story time and activities with Carlos the Cactus! This month we will be reading the book, “I Took a Walk” by Henry Cole. The hummingbirds are zooming, the bees are buzzing, and the flowers are blooming! After story time, come along for the adventure as we discover all there is to find on our stroll through the Garden. We’ll head back to the pavilion for fun activities and hands-on scientific fun, see you there!

  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Parking: Botanic Garden Welcome Center (free)
  • Tram Drop-Off: Circle drive by the Backyard Veggie Garden
  • Age: Catered to children 18 months to 3 years old

Free (including garden admission) for all children under 6 years old and accompanying caregivers (limit 2 adults). Regular admissions rates apply to all additional individuals.  

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please enter through the Garden Center (Welcome Center) to check-in. There will be a free tram service to transport you and your family to this program at the Backyard Veggie Garden! We recommend arriving 15-20 minutes early to account for tram transportation time.

*No programs in July, December, January, & February.*