Christian Flores, 24, proposed to his partner at the Japanese Spring Festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

“We’d just been planning on going to the festival for a while and it seemed like a pretty place to do it,” Flores said.

Perfect 70-degree weather provided the right atmosphere for the activities, vendors, performers and guests at the festival on April 22.

From a photogenic crane to a proposal, guests had plenty to keep them entertained.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden estimates 9,800 people attended the spring festival on April 22-23, compared to last year’s 7,043, Chris Smith, a spokesperson for the garden, said.

The proposal, by the way? She said yes.

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...