Experience the beauty of our unique native plant gardens and learn what makes the North Carolina Botanical Garden one of the premier conservation gardens in the U.S. by scheduling a private guided tour for your adult or senior group.
Tours are available March – November, Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We provide one trained Garden Guide volunteer per 10-15 people.



Garden Guides will lead your group on a leisurely walk through our Display Gardens, sharing plants in bloom or of particular interest, our history and mission, and why gardening with native plants is so important.

Average tour length: 60 minutes

Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/60

Fee: $5 per person ($50 minimum per tour)



If your group is interested in a special topic beyond the scope of a General Guided Tour (e.g. gardening for wildlife), we will try to accommodate your request based on leader availability and expertise required. Custom tours are led by trained Garden Guide volunteers and/or Garden staff.

Average tour length: 90 minutes

Minimum/Maximum participants: 7/60

Fee: $10 per person ($75 minimum per tour)


ACCESSIBILITY: For groups with limited mobility or other special needs, please let us know on your Guided Tour Request Form. Garden Guides can choose a path and a pace that best suit your group.


Book Your Guided Tour Today!

Please submit your tour request at least 3 weeks in advance of your desired visit date.