Scheduling Tours

The Garden offers guided tours for groups of adults and families. (For school group tours, please refer to the Programs for Schools & Teachers section of this website.) Subject matter may be general or topical, depending on the wishes of the group. Please call the Garden's Education Office (919-962-2887) to determine availability and schedule a tour. We recommend you call at least 4 weeks in advance. Please have the following information ready before placing your call:

  • name of your group
  • contact person
  • phone number
  • email (if applicable)
  • address
  • desired date and time
  • number expected for tour
  • topic(s) to be covered

Should you need to cancel, due to a change of plans or inclement weather, please contact us at 919-962-2887 as early as possible so we can alert the volunteer Tour Guides.

Important Information for planning your Tour of the Gardens:

  • Please plan for one hour for your tour, plus additional time to gather prior to the tour, and again afterwards.
  • Nametags are helpful to the Guides, especially with children's groups.
  • Please make allowances for sufficient time for a bathroom break if arriving from out of town.
  • Wheel chairs are available. When scheduling, please tell staff of this or any other special accessibility issues for visitors in your group.

General Tours

Botanical Garden Tour Guides lead a visiting group through the display gardens, which may include the Display Gardens, The Mercer Reeves Hubbard Herb Garden, the Garden of Flowering Plant Families, and/or the Piedmont Nature Trails. If your group is particularly interested in some areas of the Garden, our Tour Guides will be happy to focus on those areas.

Updated on September 17, 2012 at 04:27:37 pm.

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