Our York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on June 25 and 27 for concerts. More early closings.

Learn about ecology, horticulture and more while you discover landscapes and plants from all over the world. Tours of Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting, this year’s outdoor art exhibition, are available beginning in May.

All tours can be arranged for private groups of 10 or more, unless otherwise noted. The dates and times of these tours are dependent on guide availability. Please make reservations with at least three weeks advance notice.

Here is our tours flyer with information including prices and here is our tour policy information.

Questions? Contact us at info@botanicgardens.org.

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Garden Guru Tours

Garden Guru Tours

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Immerse yourself in the Gardens with an expert horticulturist as your guide. Learn more

Select Dates
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Midsummer Nights Tours

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Journey to Elizabethan England on a midsummer eve by touring the plants immortalized in the works of Shakespeare. Learn more

Select evenings at 6 p.m., June & July
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Curator Conversations – Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

Curator Conversations – Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting

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Stroll through the Gardens with a curator to hear a behind-the-scenes perspective of the outdoor exhibition. Learn more

May - Sept., Select Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
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Water-Smart Garden

Water-Smart Gardens: Beautiful and Bountiful Tours

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Expand your knowledge of drought-tolerant plants that are well-suited for smart gardening in the Western United States. Learn more

Select Saturdays at 5 p.m.
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Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting Tour

Pixelated: Sculpture by Mike Whiting Tours

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Explore the gardens with a knowledgeable docent and learn about the surprising intersections between 8-bit pixel graphics and minimalist sculpture. Learn more

May - Sept.; Saturdays and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.; Select Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 6 p.m.
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Water-Smart Garden

A Walk through Thyme Tours

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NEW TOUR - Discover how our gardens weave together North America’s past and present. Learn more

Select Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
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Seasonal Discoveries Tours - spring

Seasonal Discoveries Tours

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Stroll through the Gardens at any time of the year with this tour that highlights seasonal beauty and ever-changing landscapes. Learn more

Select Saturdays
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Allium and foxtail lilies

Monthly Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Here at the Gardens bulbs are used in every conceivable way, and they greet you even before you enter our gates. Learn more