Upcoming Events

Monday, November 19

Braiding Sweet Grass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

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If you love to read and you're passionate about botany, natural history, sustainability, and other similar topics, then join us the third Monday of each month for the BRIT Reads Book Club. This informal group meets from noon - 1 pm in the BRIT Library. Bring your lunch and bring a friend and come tell us what you thought about our book of the month. No time to read but still want to hear what people have to say about a particular book? No problem! We'd love to have you!

Saturday, December 1

Creating Holiday Floral Arrangements

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Go beyond holly and ivy in this hands-on workshop with Fort Worth Botanic Garden employee, Dr. Agnes Slociak Knasiak. Take a quick look at the history of floral arrangements and learn the basics of floral design including color, balance, proportion, scale, and rhythm.  Dr. Slociak Knasiak will share information about the containers, tools and mechanics of design and then each student will work on and take home a beautiful holiday floral arrangement.

Instructor Agnieszka Slociak Knasiak, has degrees from two universities in Europe including a PhD in Horticulture. During her doctoral study in Wroclaw, Poland she took special classes for “The Art of Floral Design.” She creates the flower designs each year for the Japanese Garden Festivals and designs arrangements for special events in the Botanic Garden such as birthday parties, anniversaries, funerals, holidays tables, etc. She is currently a Greenhouse Attendant for the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Please note: This class will be held at the FWBG. 

$40 members/$45 non-members

Wednesday, April 17

Vine to Table

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BRIT’s Vine to Table, Wine Dinner & Auction & Special Presentation of the 2019 International Sustainable Wine growing Award Winner to be Announced in January

Event Chairs, Gina & Bob Ravnaas

Alfresco at Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.

It will feature a fabulous silent auction; a dinner prepared by celebrity chefs including

  • Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Restaurant Group
  • Michael of Thomson of Michael’s Cuisine 
  • Bernard Tronche of Saint-Emilion Restaurant
  • John Piccolino of B&B Butchers & Restaurant 
  • Lanny Lancarte of Righteous Foods
  • Jason Harper of Trio
  • More to Come

What makes this year’s Vine to Table award dinner and auction unique is that it not only celebrates the sustainable accomplishments of our current year’s winner, but it also celebrates of our past winners.