Photos by Meda Kessler
With the change in season, activity ramps up at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Here are a few notable events.
After Hours in the Garden Take advantage of the evening light to check out the gardens and enjoy live music, adult beverages and food. 6:30-8:30 p.m.; see website for specific dates and details for this event and all the others.
Eggstravaganza | April 3 Take the kids and enjoy an Easter egg hunt, a stroller and wagon parade, an appearance by the Easter bunny, story time and more.
Spring Plant Sale | April 9-11 Replace and replenish with garden-grown flowers, shrubs and more. The event is virtual, and members enjoy a preview sale April 7-8 and a 10 percent discount. Pickup dates, April 16-18.
Topiaries in the Garden | Through June 30 Elephants, giraffes, butterflies and birds become one with natural elements that add color, texture and form to each shape.
Go to Texas in February, they said. The weather will be great, they said. Patrick Dougherty finished his stickwork sculpture on time at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, despite the weeklong ice/snowstorm. The North Carolina-based artist sets a three-week timeline and works alongside son Sam, his full-time construction assistant, as well as local volunteers. In a just-released documentary called Stickman, Dougherty said he was inspired by some mounded shrubbery, that he termed “crescents,” for his FWBG piece. As with all of Dougherty’s work, it’s designed as an interactive piece that visitors can walk in and through. And it’s built to withstand the elements, typically lasting at least a year. A 5-minute piece produced by EC Films in conjunction with the FWBG and Botanical Research Institute of Texas shows Dougherty at work (there’s snow). Find it at youtube.com/watch?v=jN9wXUMjPAw. See the works in person at the garden.