Group Tour Request Form

Our trained docents lead tours through our beautiful garden for children and adult groups. The request must be made at least 4 weeks in advance. You can choose one of our theme tours or tell us exactly what you would like. Someone from our garden staff will contact you within 5 business days concerning your tour request.

Please fill out the form below to request a group tour.

Contact Information

Name (required):
Primary Phone (required):
Secondary Phone:
Email Address (required):

Date and Time Requested

Tour Date Choice #1: (required):
Tour Date Choice #2: (required):
Rain Date (if applicable):
Start time (required):
Length of tour (required):
Suggested Times are:
5 yrs & under: 45 minutes
6 yrs - 10 yrs: 60 minutes
10 yrs – above: 60- 90 minutes

Organization Name and Information

Name of Organization (required):
Location of Organization (City) (required):
Number of Adults (required):
Number of Children (required):
(Note: for children’s groups, 1 adult chaperone is required for every 5 children)
Special Interests:

Tour theme (choose one):

 Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Dissect a California poppy, watch pollinators at work, learn how seeds disperse. Spring flowers erupt in the garden calling all butterflies, birds, beetles, and bees.
Explore the garden with hands, nose, ears, and eyes. Smell the sages, feel soft hazel leaves, listen to quaking aspen, look for crayfish in the creek and newts in the pond.
 Plant Adaptations to Habitat
See plants in a wide variety of habitats from desert to high mountains. Learn how plants adapt to different amounts of sun, wind, water, and varying temperatures. Why do some plants have big fleshy leaves while others are tiny and leathery?
Learn about the garden and its history. Explore California's native plants from different regions of the state: desert, mountains, coast, valleys, and islands.
 Indian Uses of Native Plants (90 minutes required)
Grind acorns, wash your hands with soap root, and play the staves game. See artifacts and the plants that were used to make them. What is pinole?
Please Note: Indian Uses tours can be scheduled ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays.


You will hear back from the Garden Office within 5 business days concerning your tour request.

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