Ever since last year I wanted to go to the Japanese Garden Festival that comes to the Botanic Gardens in Fort Worth, Tx twice a year. This Festival is hosted by the Fort Worth Japanese Society. This past weekend, my handsome fella and I went to the spring time festival. We were only able to make it to the last performance with the Don Doko Taiko Drummers, nevertheless, it was an amazing experience!
You can really make a day of it at the festival. They offer performances through out the day, food stands, small shops and of course an amazing garden where time escapes without you feeling it. I was just in awe of all the beauty this place has to offer. For a while I can say I really felt like I was in Japan.
There are ponds with Koi Fish through out the garden, who very attentively swim past were they see people gathering waiting for food. The Garden offers food for the fish in an old school vending machine where you insert a quarter and twist, then food drops down. They are low in the ground which made me think is for children only. We, however, being children at heart spend about a dollar on Koi food to watch them battle it out.
While exploring the garden, we also spotted a cute little turtle and beautiful Cardinal and of course what would a pond be without ducks, right?
The garden itself is a nice size not to big but definitely has so much to offer. So much nature and life. The Botanic Gardens have done a great job at making the experience feel very real.
I think everyone has the most fun at these round steps that take you across one of the ponds. At first I was a little hesitant to go across because I didn’t want to be “the one” we fell inside the pond. I did go across though, I lost balance for a second and I was just like “great my fear is coming true.” Thankfully, I didn’t fall and become the laughing stock of the day, also the day was cold, like beginning of winter cold. Which is quiet weird for Texas this time of year, maybe if it was one of those 100 degree weather Texas days I wouldn’t had mind a dip with Koi fish. Accidents happen right?
The day was amazing! I wish I had more photos but our camera died and all we could capture was a fourth of the park. I want to thank my handsome man for stealing my camera and taking most of these beautiful pictures for my blog! He also has a blog, please, take a moment and check him out, he is a very talented, two time published author and an awesome lifestyle blogger, The Stormy Poet.
Thank you for checking my blog out today!!! I hope you can follow, like, & comment. I would love to hear back from anyone who appreciates this amazing place in Fort Worth, TX and other small things in life! Like I mentioned earlier the Japanese Garden Festival happens twice a year. The next one will be on October 2017, you can click here for the complete details. Also, check out all the other great events that the Botanic Gardens have through out the year.
I have linked most of the people that take place in bringing us this wonderful experience to share with our loved ones. You are welcome to take a second to check them out too! The Japanese Garden, as other special exhibits have a small fee to enter, however, you can visit the rest of Botanic Garden for free anytime, you surely will not regret it!