We welcome visits by garden clubs and other interested groups.
Group tours for up to 30 people may be arranged at any time of the year. (Larger groups may be accommodated by special arrangement.) The tour is typically one hour in length, led by knowledgeable docents, exploring key collections such as the Mexican oaks and magnolias. Seasonal highlights are featured and you have the opportunity to purchase many of the plants from the garden at our nursery. We are also able to host lunch under the trees for your group, weather permitting. Please contact us to discuss your needs and for recommendations of other attractions in the area. Dates must be confirmed with the office to ensure availability.
The group tour fee is $15 per person, with a $150 minimum (10 or more people at $15 each, or a flat fee for under 10 guests).
An additional flat fee of $100 is charged for lunch arrangements, in addition to food costs. This must be paid prior to ordering food for the event. You may bring a lunch, but the deposit fee is required either way (we will provide a setup in the garden or the garden house on the deck and can provide disposable utensils if needed.) If the lunch is catered, please speak with the Office Manager to coordinate and note that in the form below. The deposit must be paid prior to the tour, we recommend paying the 2 deposits together.
A deposit of $75 is necessary to reserve the date and time of the tour. The remaining balance may be paid by cash, check, or credit card on the day of the tour or prior.
View seasonal slideshows here to help you choose a date.
We ask that groups pay through 1 group representative (treasurer) due to our charges for each transaction and our limited staff.
Rain Check dates are available and refunds are on a case by case basis.
Unfortunately, baby strollers and pets are not allowed in the garden due to the delicate and sharp plants and small uneven pathways with steps.
Garden entry is by guided tour only. For more information about our Open Days, please contact us.
Service Animals are allowed.
All guests must sign in.
Please complete the following form after speaking with the Office Manager to confirm your dates (we can not verify availability of dates unless you call and can not confirm booking without a deposit. Prior booking is required to ensure there are available docents, and the garden is available.):