Inside the conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Tables for dining will be placed along the pathway six feet apart to follow. (Caroline Fisher/Reporter)
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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden isn’t just featuring flowers this Valentine’s Day weekend; it’s also serving up dinner for $150 a couple. 

Located on South University Drive, the garden is serving a four-course “chef’s selected menu” in its conservatory and the lecture link room inside the main building. 

Originally the dates of the Valentine’s dinner event were set for Valentines weekend. Due to the weather forecast for multiple inches of snow on Sunday and Monday, the gardens decided to postpone the event. They will now be hosting on Feb. 19 and 20.

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Erik Sjolander, the owner of the catering business, said they are “planning on taking reservations till the day of.”

The conservatory, or greenhouse, is filled with trees and flowing water. While North Texas is shivering from an arctic blast of winter, the conservatory is always kept at 72 degrees.

Sjolander said the outdoor option had to be put off because of the cold and that both venues are socially distanced.

Sjolander was planning to hold events last year, but everything was put to a halt due to COVID-19. 

“We are ready to hit the ground running,” he said.

He said organizers are mindful of maintaining conditions in the conservatory. 

“The biggest concern is the integrity of the environment of the conservatory, it is kept at 72 degrees year-round and with us opening doors there has to be a certain operation that the garden wants us to maintain,” Sjolander said. “We must protect the environment while we are using it for this event.” 

Sjolander and his team are very excited and want to plan more events like this in the future.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call (817)-366-1100. 

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