School Tour Request Form

Our trained docents lead tours through our beautiful garden for school classes from preschools to colleges. The request must be made at least 4 weeks in advance. There is a maximum size of 30 students for school tours or 40 students for Parks Express applicants. You can choose one of our theme tours or tell us exactly what you would like. 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):
Work Phone:
Email Address (required):

Date and Time Requested

Tour Date Choice #1: (required):
Tour Date Choice #2: (required):
Rain Date if necessary:
Start time (required):
Length of tour (required):
Suggested Times are:
K & under: 45 minutes
Grades 1 – 2: 60 minutes
Grades 3 – above: 60- 90 minutes

School Name and Information

Name of School (required):
Location of School (City) (required):
Grade of Students (required):
Number of Students (required):
(*Note: for children’s groups, 1 adult chaperone is required for every 5 children)
Means of Transportation(required)

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?

Instructions -It is important that students have a snack before the tour so they will not get hungry during the tour.
Directions - Starting place for the tour is at the West Gate to the Garden on Anza View Dr.


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

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