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#1 Volare

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:08 PM

Star-Telegram has a <a href="http://www.star-tele...ding&pageNum=1" target="_blank">short article</a> today about the new Master Plan for the Botanic Garden.

Included is a link to <a href="http://media.star-te...filiate.58.pdf" target="_blank">the Plan itself</a>. This was a great read and included several wonderful historic photos of the garden when it was being built back in the 1930s. I learned several new bits of trivia reading the Plan, and I'll never look at the little stone hut on the east side of University the same again!

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:37 PM

The Master Plan is a good read. Thanks for the link. smile.gif

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:56 PM

I enjoyed reading it, also. Thanks for posting the link. I thought everyone knew the rock shelter on the east side of University was a part of the original design for the gardens.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:32 AM

I just looked at the pictures mostly (not in the mood to read the whole thing right now) and it is way cool. Thanks for the link.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:18 PM

Fantastic plan !!
A major step forward for the Garden and for the future development of Montgomery Street.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:05 PM

Sooo... does anyone know the status for this amazing master plan?

Are there any photos floating around displaying the process, if there is a process?

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 07:30 AM

The redevelopment of the Rock Springs area of the Garden as discussed in the Master Plan has taken place over the last few years. 

 

The Conservatory has decayed to the point where it is no longer open to the public. (Heritage Park comes to mind)

 

Lots of talk in the media lately about possible admission fees coming to to FW Botanic Garden to help fund maintenance and repairs and presumably to allow for implementation of the Plan.

 

http://www.star-tele...e139965568.html

 

http://www.nbcdfw.co...-416782353.html

 

Interesting that part of this plan is to take employees from the two non-profits who currently run the Garden and turn them into City employees. This runs exactly counter to the typical conservative ideal of outsourcing non-essential jobs from government and turning it over to the private sector. Not sure where this part of the scheme is coming from.







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