Topiaries in the Garden | Kids Out and About Ft. Worth

Topiaries in the Garden

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and Fort Worth Botanic Garden invites visitors to the newest exhibit “Topiaries in the Garden,” running Oct. 16, 2020 through Jun. 30, 2021. Featuring 12 plant-based animal shapes, such as elephants, giraffes, and butterflies, the displays are sure to stimulate a sense of wonderment and fascination.

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Topiary is a horticultural practice that trains plants to grow and develop into distinctive shapes. In this case,  animal-shaped frames are stuffed with sphagnum peat moss, bound in fishing line, and then planted with flowering annuals, groundcover and other plants. The process allows for depiction of not just the shape of the animal, but also the color and texture of its skin, fur or feathers. For the duration of the exhibit Garden staff and volunteers will maintain the topiaries by watering, fertilizing, pinning stray runners, and shearing.  

Exhibit viewing is included with the price of Garden admission. Members receive free entry. Check out the concurring Topiaries Art Exhibit at BRIT, Tracing Topiaries and Finding Catesby’s Birds, here:

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3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
United States


(817) 392-5510
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Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
GROW Members FREE Children 5 and under FREE Children (6-15) $6.00 Adults (16-64) $12.00 Seniors (65+) $10.00


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