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Giant silk lanterns to adorn Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Posted Feb. 26, 2019

People standing in front of bird-shaped lanterns
Birds of Paradise is one of the themes for silk lanterns to be displayed this spring at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

More than 20 handcrafted, larger-than-life silk lanterns will light up the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with gorgeous colors beginning March 9.

The show will run 6-10 p.m. daily March 9-31. After March 31, the shows will be Thursdays through Sundays until May 12. (There may be blackout dates to avoid conflicts with other previously scheduled events, so check the Botanic Garden’s webpage first.)

Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture that dates back thousands of years. The ancient tradition comes to Fort Worth featuring lanterns crafted from silk, wire, and steel. The event offers visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.

Choose an arrival time to begin your experience at Lanterns in the Garden. Upon arrival, visitors are welcome to stay as long as they like. Arrival windows help staff maintain a comfortable number of people so that everyone can have the best experience possible.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $14 for members of BRIT, Fort Worth Botanical Society or Fort Worth Garden Club; $8 for children ages 3-15; and free for children 2 and under. Group tickets prices are available online.

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Loving Avenue Channel Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 25, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

Stop Six / Rosedale Area Sewer Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 25, 2019; Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 1901 Amanda Ave.

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City Plan Commission Work Session: noon March 27, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. March 27, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Park & Recreation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. March 27, 2019; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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Bonnie Brae Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 27, 2019; Bonnie Brae Elementary, 3504 Kimbo Road.

Tarrant County Adult Education & Literacy Consortium Meeting: 9:30 a.m. March 28, 2019; Workforce Development Board Office, Large Conference Room, 1320 South University Drive, Suite 600.
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Water and Wastewater Capital Improvements Plan Citizens Advisory Committee: noon March 28, 2019; Fort Worth City Credit Union, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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WORKSHOP: Code Compliance 101: 6:30 p.m. March 28, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Spring Fling at Greenbriar Community Center: 6 p.m. March 29, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

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