All visitors to the Garden receive a map to explore the 87 acre grounds on their own, at their own pace for a self-guided tour. The Garden also offers docent-led tours for groups of 10 or more, however, due to the pandemic, these docent-led tours are not being held until further notice. Groups larger than 10 are also not allowed at the Garden at this time. More information is provided below.

Group Visit Requests 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Garden currently will not sell tickets to groups larger than 10 people. This includes school field trips as well. Should groups larger than 10 plan on meeting up at the Garden, they MUST break out into bubbles of 10 or less with at least one adult (age 16 or higher) per bubble at all times, including entering the Garden and picnicking. These groups should be arranged prior to visiting the Garden and should not mix with one another while enjoying our 87 acres separately. Members of these groups should be from no more than three different households.

All visitors are required to have advanced ticket reservations prior to their visit. There is no discount for group purchases at this time. If various bubbles arrive together, a Ranger will meet with you all to provide a safety briefing before you’ll be allowed to enter the Garden.

Buses should never park and unload visitors at the base of the ticketing ramp or at the red-painted curb. Buses may find a place to park in the diagonal parking spaces allotted for school visitors, and if not available, may park near the mulched section of our parking lot or near the horse trail entrance.  

Docent-led Tours

Due to COVID 19 all tours are canceled until further notice. No new tours will be accepted. We’ll update this information when they resume. Please check back soon!

Helpful tips and information:

Currently, individuals can visit by purchasing tickets in advance.

  • Docent-led tours must be requested at least three weeks in advance
  • Minimum group size: 10
  • Maximum group size: 50 total, including chaperones (for docent-led tour)
  • School field trip groups must include one chaperone for every 10 students 
  • Fees (to be paid on the day of tour):
    • School Visits are free for children and chaperones (one chaperone for every 10 students)
    • Additional chaperones: $15/person
    • Group tour rate (25 people or more): $11/person
    • Regular admission (for groups less than 25 people): $15/person, $11/seniors, $5 children (ages 5-12)

Tram Tours

Due to COVID 19 all Tram Tours are temporarily canceled. We’ll update this information when Tram Tours resume. Please check back soon!

Our Tram Tour normally runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sundays. The cost is $8 per person for ages 5 years and up (4 and younger are free). The Tram tour is free for members at the Deluxe level and above. The tour is narrated and runs every 30 minutes. Please call Visitor Services at (424) 452-0920 to confirm availability.