FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 25, 2022) — The Fort Worth Botanic Garden with DEI Consultants and Terra Design Studios invite feedback on the future family garden, the first major implementation of the 20-year master plan.
“The family garden will be a beautiful, welcoming space for children and their adults to explore, discover and engage with nature, creating powerful emotional souvenirs in the process,” said FWBG President and CEO Patrick Newman. “While we near the final design stage, the family garden concept benefits greatly from focus group feedback, building upon the broader public engagement meetings held earlier this year. We want to hear what individuals and families would like to see and experience in this new garden addition.”
The public focus group will take place Nov. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Oak Hall, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Parking is free and light refreshments will be provided. A supervised children’s area will be set up with art supplies and other materials for them to enjoy.
Due to space limitations, participants must sign up to secure a place in the focus group. Visit here to register.
Incentives: The first 50 individuals to register will be offered a choice of a Garden family pass or a Lightscape Preview Night family pass (Nov. 16). All participants must be present the night of the event to receive the passes. Additionally, door prizes and other thank-you gifts will be offered the night of the focus group event.
About Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden 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. www.fwbg.org
About Terra Design Studios
Terra is a boutique landscape architecture studio with a national reach that goes far beyond our home in Pittsburgh, PA. We do this through collaboration. While our non-corporate office culture allows us to focus our attention on site planning and landscape architecture, it also frees us to assemble a customized team of experts to uniquely serve your project and its vision. Our decades of experience have led to lasting professional and personal friendships with architects, engineers, interpretive and strategic planners, lighting designers and water feature designers from all over the country. We also readily call upon valued colleagues who are early childhood educators, cultural institutional leaders, naturalists and horticulturists to strengthen your project, all of whom we can rely for their knowledge, insight and experience. www.terradesignstudios.com
About DEI Consultants, LLC
DEI Consultants, LLC is a Fort Worth-based consulting firm specializing in advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion via creative engagement practices and processes that target transformative outcomes for corporations, non-profits, membership organizations and local governments. We utilize an equity lens supported by key questions to help decision makers be deliberately inclusive and focus on equity in both their process and outcomes. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than values to aspire to, they are strategies and practices that lead us into a future where neighbors from all walks of life explore, learn, support and enjoy together the natural environment. www.deiconsultants.com