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Drop in Tours

Guided “drop-in” tours of the Botanical Garden and other areas take place all summer long.  Tours are open to the general public and are led by staff and trained volunteer Garden Guides.  All tours last approximately one hour. See below for tour descriptions and dates.

  • Tours are free; donations welcome.
  • Pre-registration is not required.
  • Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Some climbing of slopes or stairs may be required.  Please let us know if you have accessibility concerns.
  • Limited free parking is available.
  • For a complete schedule of tours and other educational offerings, see our Calendar of Events.
  • Tours for groups are available by appointment only.


Garden Highlight Tours

Every Wednesday and Saturday, June through August at 12 noon

Enjoy a guided tour through our stunning botanical collections to see what’s in bloom, and learn about the cultural and natural history of plants. This tour is an introduction to over a dozen specialty gardens, including the Robison Herb Garden, Young Flower Garden, Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Mullestein Winter Garden, Pounder Heritage Vegetable Garden, and more. Meet on the patio outside the Garden Gift Shop.