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Fort Worth Botanic Garden, BRIT collaborate on joint membership

Posted March 5, 2019

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Over the past year, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden have combined their education and volunteer efforts to launch new and innovative programming.

The partnership — called GROW — has resulted in new opportunities for students, families and adults, including Family Exploration Saturdays, Spring Break Family Camps, Come & Grow Field Study Trips for schools, botanical art for children and a variety of botanically-related classes and workshops for adults. GROW currently includes joint programming for the two facilities and a combined volunteer program.

As part of an expanded partnership, the Botanic Garden and BRIT will now begin selling joint memberships to encourage community support of these institutions. The membership will also allow affordable, regular Japanese Garden visits and ultimately, Botanic Garden admission once fees are implemented later this year. It will also allow reciprocal free admission to more than 300 public gardens across the United States – including Dallas Arboretum – event discounts, and more.

“The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is a wonderful space where children and adults can experience nature,” said Botanic Garden Director Bob Byers. “Through this expanded partnership, we’re leveraging the strengths of both institutions to better serve the residents of Fort Worth.”

“The GROW educational and volunteer initiative between BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden has been a wonderful success, showing what’s possible through our combined efforts,” said Dr. Ed Schneider, BRIT’s executive director. “We look forward to this next step offering joint membership, providing more opportunities for Fort Worth residents to support and enjoy all that both organizations offer.”

BRIT, which already has a membership team in place, will administer the joint membership program. Net revenues will be split between the Botanic Garden and BRIT.

Last November, the City Council approved annual Botanic Garden membership levels, as recommended by a task force made up of community stakeholders:

  • Individual (one person) $50.
  • Partner (two adults and children) $80.
  • Supporter (two adults and children plus two guest passes) $100.
  • Patron (two adults and children plus four guest passes) $200.
  • Affiliate (two adults and children plus six guest passes) $500.
  • Sustainer (two adults and children plus eight guest passes) $1,000.

Membership sales begin March 9 in coordination with the launch of Lanterns in the Garden, a larger-than-life silk, Asian lantern exhibit to be displayed on the grounds of the Botanic Garden.

More membership information can be found through visiting fwGROW.org, emailing membership@fwgrow.org or calling 817-332-4441.

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