Oct. 5, 2019 - Jan. 26, 2020

Explore an exhibition of 10 forts custom designed and built by local architects, designers and artists for the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Stop and build your own fort at Fort Build too.

These creative spaces will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature — and the curious, wonderful ways in which they intersect. Your secret hideout awaits!


Entry is included with regular admission. Admission is always free for members.


Winter Tree Fest

Winter Tree Fest

Celebrate trees in the Texas Arboretum with forts, climbing, walks with experts and more!


Through January 2020, we’re offering special Fortlandia birthday parties set among our fully explorable exhibition of 10 unique forts in the Texas Arboretum. Fortlandia birthdays include a guided interactive adventure, fort building, and Fortlandia favors for your young guests. Looking for our year-round birthday parties? Click here.


Lead Sponsors

Carolyn and Jack Long
MFI Foundation

Supporting Sponsors

Luci Johnson and Ian Turpin

Fort Sponsors

Bartlett Tree Experts
T. L. Carter Family
The Carl and Phyllis Detering Foundation
Les and Winnie Gage
Heart Sing Foundation
Brian and Debra Jones Shivers
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Marilyn and Ben Weber
The Winkler Family Foundation
The Zachry Foundation

Fort Build Sponsors

Carolyn and Tom Curtis
Edwina and Tom Johnson
Dawn and Tommy Lee Jones
Alane and Doyle Simons
Nancy Taylor

Materials Sponsor

Austin Wood Recycling