Availability and Bookings
The Garden is not presently scheduling guided tours due to COVID-19. Please contact Elin Filbey at 608-576-2501 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding an existing reservation.
Full payment and headcount must be received at least 1 week prior to the tour. Any additional attendees added after the final payment must be paid for at the time of the tour.*
*Final payment non-refundable. Refunds will not be granted for changes in attendance.
A minimum of 10 people are required for a guided tour. Groups smaller than 10 will be charged a flat rate of $50, which must be paid in full at least one week prior to the tour date to confirm a reservation.
Guided vs. Self-Guided Tours
Guided tours are led by a student intern, Garden staff member or the Executive Director. All guided tours require a reservation.
Self-guided tours do not require a reservation and do not include any docents. However, it is strongly recommended you call ahead of time to ensure your group’s visit doesn’t conflict with any other Garden activities.
Tier 1: General Tours
General Garden tour, given by a student intern or garden staff and includes garden history, stories, and plant highlights.
Duration: 45 minutes–1 hour
Tier 2: Director Tour
Executive Director Tours
Personalized Garden tour with the Garden’s Executive Director for a maximum of 25 people.
Director of Horticulture Tours
Enjoy a plant-centric tour with the horticultural creative director behind many of the plant choices and designs throughout the Garden. Maximum of 25 people.
Duration: 1–1.5 hours
*In order to provide your group with an intimate and tailored experience, one tour guide is required for every 25 guests. Each additional tour guides requires a $25 fee.
**Weekend tours require an additional $25 fee per guide.