Tours at FWBG I BRIT
Guided tours are currently suspended, with the exception of Art in the Garden tours. Art in the Garden tours begin Saturday, April 3 and are free with membership or Garden admission. We currently have a limit of 15 participants; first-come, first-served.
If you have questions or concerns regarding tours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to FWBG | BRIT. Explore with Us!
Engage with The Garden and BRIT as you explore our campus. The BRIT building features our herbarium, exhibitions highlighting our worldwide research projects, exhibitions of nature-centered visual art, and library and special collections. These areas can be explored with self-guided tours of our three distinctive galleries: art, library collections, and research – each highlights a special area of The Institute. Adding to our role as a conservation leader of Fort Worth is our sustainable BRIT building, which is LEED platinum certified.
The Garden features eleven distinct gardens, as well as vistas and collections such as the Begonia Species Bank, which is the largest begonia collection in North America. Tours are available for the Fuller Garden and the Japanese Garden.
Additionally, we offer monthly Art in the Garden tours, meeting at the Garden Center's Leonard Courtyard the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am. Tours are 60-minutes in length and focus on our outdoor sculpture collection.
- Self-guided tours are available during regular working hours, Monday – Friday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Visitors are encouraged to walk the grounds to experience our pocket prairie, pollinator pathway, special exhibitions, and unique sustainable building features like our bamboo ceilings, sinker cypress wall, living roof, and more. Stop by our Welcome Center to pick up a free map guide or use one of the digital touring options below.
- App Tours: Enjoy exploring at your own pace! Our touring app, BRIT Guide, is available for use on your iOS or Android smartphone. Download the BRIT Guide app and learn all about BRIT with an interactive map and self-guided tour options.
- Audio Tours: Let your headphones be your guide! Use an internet-enabled device to play audio files from your smartphone or download the mp3 files to a stand-alone player of your choice.
Guided Public Tours
Learn about us — past, present, and future — as we share with you about BRIT’s research programs, herbarium, libraries, educational programs, and sustainable building. We are green from the ground up; learn why and how as you take this hour-long tour of BRIT's very special LEED Platinum home with a trained docent.
- Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
- Free, but reservations requested for groups over ten.
Tours are complimentary with membership or Garden admission. Docent-guided tours of our Fuller Garden and the Japanese Garden are not available at this time. Art in the Garden tours meet at the Garden Center's Leonard Courtyard the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 am. Tours are 60-minutes in length and focus on our outdoor sculpture collection.
Guided Private Tours
We ask that you make your request at least 3 weeks prior to your visit; this allows us time to secure your docent.
Monday – Friday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to groups desiring a private tour of The Institute. Cost: $8 per person; $7 per member.
Docent-guided tours of our Fuller Garden and the Japanese Garden, are available upon request. Art in the Garden tours are also available for your private group by request.
To schedule a large group or private docent-guided tour, please contact email@example.com .