Frequently Asked Questions
This is a self-guided tour. Gardens may not be wheelchair or stroller accessible.
What should I wear?
Remember the tour is RAIN or SHINE, so dress weather appropriate. A hat is suggested if it is a sunny day. Please wear comfortable, garden appropriate shoes. The garden paths are varied and irregular. Consider a fanny pack or a small backpack in place of a heavy purse for your comfort. Don't forget to apply sunscreen!
Is my ticket good for both days?
Yes, please enjoy each garden only once, in whatever order you choose, either Friday or Saturday. You may wish to tour the gardens in a more leisurely way over two days, splitting the tour at your convenience. Note that Friday is the busiest day.
How do I buy a ticket?
See the Ticket Information page for options.
When will my ticket arrive?
We will start to mail the ticket with a map the second week of April.
Can I buy a ticket at a garden if I bring a friend at the last minute?
Yes, all gardens will have tour tickets available which can be purchased with cash or check . Select gardens will also have Visa/Mastercard.
Can I buy raffle tickets at the Garden Tour?
Yes, each reception table will have raffle tickets available. The drawing date TBD, and winners will be notified by phone.
Can I bring my child?
Yes, infants to children 5 years old are admitted free. For children who are 5 to 12 years old, tickets are available for $10. Please note: These private gardens are not uniformly stroller accessible. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Can I bring my pet?
No, in respect of the garden owners, we do not allow pets other than official companion dogs.
Where do I park?
The parking can be on compacted earth areas and roadside parking can be limited. If possible, we ask that you carpool.
Are there restroom facilities?
The Garden Tour Program will indicate which gardens have restrooms or port-a-potties available.