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Two weeks ago we had a big Spring Break trip to Fort Worth, Texas. Who knew what all would transpire between then and now! I’m so thankful that we got to scoop up some sweet memories before being quarantined due to COVID-19. When this is all said and done, we will all want to go outdoors and enjoy nature’s wonders. If you are in the Fort Worth/Dallas area, check out the beautiful Ft. Worth Botanic Garden. It’s gorgeous and peaceful! We could all use some open air peacefulness right?
Just walking up to the entrance was pretty!
One of my favorite things to see and be around are butterflies. I love gardening and all things dainty and delicate. It’s like a trifecta of happiness! To me, butterflies are like flowers that flitter and flutter through the air. The Butterflies in the Garden exhibit was such a magical experience.
After getting our tickets and a brochure with the different types of butterflies we might spot, they sent us outside like we were going to visit the outdoor gardens, then through a little queuing area, back inside and then we waited for a couple more people to join. We were instructed to not try to catch the butterflies, if a butterfly lands on you do not touch it and let a volunteer help remove it, be careful of where we step because some of the butterflies land on the walk ways, and to not take any flora or fauna from the conservatory. Then the group was lead into a small area to wait until our door closed and then the other door to the conservatory opened. This kept butterflies from completely escaping if they made it into the airlock of sorts.
Be sure to keep an eye out for all the winged creatures! Some of them I wouldn’t notice at first and then spot them like this paper white…
Butterflies weren’t the only things that were on the pathway! My kids love rollypollies and spotted a couple trying to navigate their way across. The kids dutifully carried them to the other side. So sweet!
When we stepped through the door, I was so surprised at all of the butterflies floating around us! Did I mention how magical it was?! I could write a ton about this but am going to let a ridiculous number of photos do the talking…
If you stayed in one place for too long, a butterflies would land on you!
This giant butterfly refused to leave my son’s arm so we asked for help from a volunteer and it happily flitterred back into all the greenery….
I’m thinking some of these floating flowers are trained for photo shoots! LOL
There was also this display of the chrysalises. Isn’t it amazing how a little caterpillar can transform into a whole different form?!
Don’t miss out on all of the beautiful flowers and plants in the conservatory. They are around every corner. I was amazed and some of the giant leafs that were just hanging around here and there. One looked like it was over 4 feet tall! The orchids are also AMAZING! See…
If you are visiting at a time of year that the butterfly exhibit isn’t going on, don’t worry! There are plenty of beautiful things to see and fun placed for photo ops like under the waterfall. I am hoping we can come back later in the year to walk through the garden and also visit the conservatory again. It is just so peaceful and so much to see!
It’s just after a week of quarantine and I’m already dreaming about places to visit after everything opens back up. This is on the list for another look (or twenty). If you are looking for a neat place to visit add the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to you list and click here for other Texas places we’ve visited.
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Catherine Sokolowski says
We were lucky enough also to do a month long road trip in February right before the virus got crazy here. We have an annual pass to the gardens near us in Florida and with that pass we are able to get into many gardens around the country. We took advantage of our pass on our road trip visited in every city that had one. We have to say that the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens was our favorite! Loved your pictures. Looks like your family had as much fun as we did!
Cindy Magee says
Ooo! So glad you got to go too!! That sounds like an amazing adventure you’ve gotten to take. 🙂 So fun!
Donna Reidland says
What a beautiful reminder of God’s beauty in the midst of so much uncertainty.
Cindy Magee says
Yes! It was such a great experience. 🙂
Sunshiney Days says
Beautiful pictures! I went there years ago when they had the butterfly exhibit!
Cindy Magee says
FUN! So glad you got to go. They are just so pretty!