FORT WORTH, Texas (May 26, 2022) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (FWBG|BRIT) invites guests to visit the Garden with free admission Sunday, June 19 in honor of the Juneteenth federal holiday, thanks to the generosity of R Bank, which made the opportunity accessible for all. 

FWBG|BRIT CEO and President Patrick Newman says the opportunity to cultivate community engagement is a priority for the organization.  

“Juneteenth is an incredibly important holiday honoring African American history and representing strength, unity and progress,” Newman said. “This day of free admission is dedicated to both reflecting on the past and planning for future growth. The Garden is a place of peace, and during its early summer prime we want to welcome guests to celebrate Juneteenth with loved ones.”  

The Garden offers a 120-acre campus filled with 23 specialty gardens, including the popular Japanese Garden with koi-filled pools and dramatic waterfalls, and the iconic Rose Garden, with a terraced ramp featuring paths that wind past colorful flower beds. 

R Bank opened its first banking center in the Fort Worth market in March of 2020 and its University Drive branch in December 2021. “We are thankful for this new partnership with R Bank,” Newman said. “Their support and generosity to this organization is extremely helpful to us, and to our great local community.”  

The Garden’s summer hours are currently in effect – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last admission accepted at 5 p.m.  

Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) is the oldest public botanic garden in Texas with beautiful theme gardens, including the Fuller Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and the Victor and Cleyone Tinsley Garden, which features plants native to north central Texas. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is a nonprofit, international research, education and conservation organization that collects and safeguards plant specimens, studies and protects living plants, and teaches about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to the world. BRIT assumed nonprofit management of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Oct. 1, 2020. The combined organization comprises 120 acres in Fort Worth’s Cultural District two miles west of downtown Fort Worth at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107. 

Summer Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65+, $6 for children 6-15 and free for those under 5.
Parking: Parking is free between the garden center and the BRIT building and in the West parking lot (Lot D) during regular business hours.   

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