The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is a global botanical research institute and learning center located in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas. BRIT moved to its new 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m2) facility adjacent to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden from their original downtown location in spring 2011.
BRIT was established in 1987 to hold in public trust the herbarium and botanical library collections amassed by Dr. Lloyd Shinners at Southern Methodist University. It is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees.
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