Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Patrick Newman, CEO and President of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, who highlights the nonprofit organization and their 120-acre campus that contains a collection of more than 2,500 species of plants and is known as the oldest major botanic garden in Texas.
During the interview, Patrick shares some of the history and some of his favorite aspects of the garden, and then talks about the importance of the merger in 2020 with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), one of the largest centers for botanical exploration and discovery in the United States. Patrick discusses some of the research taking place around the globe and locally, and talks about how that plays into their education efforts and mission, “Explore – Discover – Engage.”
One of the major upcoming events highlighted includes Lightscape presented by Higginbotham, which takes place November 17, 2023 through January 1, 2024. Lightscape is an international, sellout sensation, which is back by popular demand and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Fort Worth Botanic Garden during the holidays.
Patrick wraps up with other ways the community can support their efforts and also enjoy reciprocal memberships in different cities, like Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee.
Visit www.fwbg.org to learn more.