"Research supports the idea that our connection to nature is vital to our health and well-being. Come be inspired through learning opportunities for all ages and interests. Here you can experience nature and science in a uniquely natural, but nearby location in the heart of the city. We invite the community to come GROW with us.”

-- Pat Harrison, Director of Education


Patricia Harrison

Senior Vice President, Director of Education

Reginald Robinson

Green Revolution Program Manager

Tracy Friday

Director of the SEED School

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

Jared Williams

Green Revolution Fellow

Cheryl Potemkin

Early Childhood Program Manager

Kat Goldin

School Program Manager & Special Collection Librarian

Cameron Goebel

Garden Program Specialist

Kimberly Whitlock

Education Operations Manager

Volunteer Opportunities


Nature and science rooted in the culture of community.  

The “GROW" collaborative between the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas offers meaningful experiences through education and volunteer opportunities that enrich personal growth and sustain our planet. For all who yearn to learn and grow, join us for innovative and engaging learning and volunteer service opportunities in a uniquely natural, but nearby location in the heart of the city. You, too, will be inspired to appreciate plants and sustain our planet.

Mission Statement: To provide meaningful experiences founded in education and community that engage and inspire people to appreciate plants and sustain our planet. 

Get back to your roots. Never stop GROWing! 



Check out our other educational programs:

GROWing Together Family Programs
Field Study Trips
Educator Programs
Preschool Outreach
Green Revolution
Adult Workshops