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Fort Worth Botanical Garden – 10/10/15

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Gates at Rock Springs Road.

Gates at Rock Springs Road.

We entered through the south gates and wandered past the Japenese Garden which wasn’t open yet into “The Grove” where we found a POW/MIA Memorial.

The black stone next to the memorial has the names of the Ft. Worth area service men that are listed as POW/MIA.

The black stone next to the memorial has the names of the Ft. Worth area service men that are listed as POW/MIA.

We continued down the road and came to another Vietnam Memorial. Seven pillars in a semi-circle.

The Broken Pillar laid awkwardly askew pays homage to the soldiers who fell in service to their country.

The Broken Pillar laid awkwardly askew pays homage to the soldiers who fell in service to their country.

We walked back toward the Japanese Garden and turned right into the Trial Garden with its Gazebo.

Giant Metal Bluebonnet rises over the trial garden.

Giant Metal Bluebonnet rises over the trial garden.

 

Bush morning glory instead of a vine.

Bush morning glory instead of a vine.

Next we enjoyed the Four Seasons Garden with its many sculptures.

One of the many sculptures in the Four Seasons Section.

One of the many sculptures in the Four Seasons Section.

We passed through the Shelter House and went down into the “Rose Garden”.  It doesn’t have any roses at present time due to some type of plant disease.

View from the Shelter House.

View from the Shelter House.

 

View of the first fountain.

View of the first fountain.

 

Looking back at the Shelter House.

Looking back at the Shelter House.

 

Urn with pepper plant.

Urn with pepper plant.

 

Urn with Mums

Urn with Mums

The Rock Springs Woods section was closed for the removal of “invasive” plants.

Closed Gate.

Closed Gate.

So we went left into the Republic of Texas Miniature Rose Gardens.

Columns along the walkway.

Columns along the walkway.

 

An old wagon.

An old wagon.

We continued on to the Oval Rose Garden.

Bird Bath

Bird Bath

We continued on along the same path and came to this tree with many drooping branches.

Magnolia? No marker found.

Magnolia? No marker found.

 

Huge Hibiscus

Huge Hibiscus

 

View of the pathway.

View of the pathway.

We looped back through the Perennial Garden.

Butterfly Bench

Butterfly Bench

 

Fishing Rock

Fishing Rock by Bob Guelich

 

Pretty Cannas

Pretty Cannas

The Japanese Garden was now open and we went through it. I have so many pictures from it, I decided to make it a separate blog. After the Japanese Garden we walked the Texas Native Forest trail, part of which is on a raised boardwalk. This section has fun stuff for the kids and was very busy with little folk.

Entrance to the Texas Native Forest.

Entrance to the Texas Native Forest.

 

Spirit of Woman

Spirit of Woman by Jack Bryant.

 

Solar Disk.

Solar Disk by Charles T. Williams.

 

Birth of Love.

Birth of Love by Michael Pavlovsky.

At the end of the Texas Native Tree trail is the Conservatory (which we didn’t go into). We did go to the courtyard behind it.

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We circled the conservatory and found some statues and fountains in the front.

Spring Ballet by Andre Harvey

Spring Ballet by Andre Harvey

 

Naiads by Glenna Goodacre

Naiads by Glenna Goodacre

 

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As we made our way back we passed this statue and the Texas Garden Club.

Celestial Jazz

Celestial Jazz by Sandi Stein

 

Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. Headquarters with Historical Marker.

Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. Headquarters with Historical Marker.

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