Adult Tours

Plan Your Adventure

The Garden is a popular destination for group tours with 47 acres of display gardens and natural areas to explore throughout the seasons.

“A huge thank you to you and your team! Our time at your gardens was wonderful and everyone enjoyed themselves! I heard rave reviews about both of the guides and they were very knowledgeable! Lunch was delicious! I so appreciate you and the catering company accommodating my needs! We will spread the word about how wonderful Green Bay Botanical Gardens are! Many thanks!” – Shannon H

Self-Guided Tours

Experience all the Garden has to offer at a pace that suits your group. Pick up Garden maps at the Fischer Visitor Center and explore formal gardens, native plantings, wooded trails, Nielsen Children’s Garden and more.

25+ people: $7/person

Groups under 25 are subject to general admission. For self-guided groups, a two (2) week notice is appreciated. 

Guided Tours

Explore an array of different gardens while a knowledgeable guide shares unique features and stories of the Garden’s history. Tours range from one to two hours in length and groups will walk .75 to 1.5 miles.

15-60 people: $10/person

A minimum of 15 people are required for a guided tour; group maximum of 60 people. Guided tours must be scheduled at least four (4) weeks in advance. Garden tour guides are scheduled based on group size. Last minute additions may affect the group’s experience.

NEW: Assistive Listening Devices

To enhance your tour, the Garden offers complimentary listening devices. These devices will allow you to better hear the stories and Garden information shared, even if you stop to take pictures or rest in the shade for a while. Guests are welcome to bring personal earbuds if they choose, but a clean earpiece and receiver are provided.

Tour Options

Taste of the Garden Tour (shorter version) 

Enjoy a sampling of what the Garden has to offer. A knowledgeable guide will lead your group through the Garden’s most well-known gardens including the Herb Garden, Vanderperren Cottage Garden, Lux Upper Rose Garden and Nielsen Children’s Garden. Along the way you’ll enjoy stories of the Garden’s history, plant material and points of interest.

  • Paved, accessible paths
  • 1 to 1 1/2 hours in length
  • 3/4 mile walking distance

Gardener’s Delight Tour (longer version) 

A tour for the true garden enthusiast. Explore both our formal gardens and the quieter side of the Garden including King Shade Garden, Jenquine Pavilion & Overlook Garden, Baer Perennial Garden and other new developments. Enjoy all we have to offer with the help of a knowledgeable guide.

  • Includes both paved and wood chipped paths
  • 2 hours in length
  • Up to 1.5 miles walking distance

Upgrade Your Tour 

A premium tour includes a gourmet deli lunch, a private room with convenient Garden access and a 10% discount for all group members on WPS Trellis Gift Shop purchases the day of the tour.

Premium Upgrade: An additional $15/person

Picnic Options

Patio tables and wall seating are available on the Thome Patio near the Fischer Visitor Center or picnic tables are available in the Nielsen Children’s Garden on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are also welcome to eat on benches within the Garden. All garbage must be carried out or brought to a trash receptacle in the Fischer Visitor Center. At this time the Garden is not able to offer indoor facilities in the event of inclement weather.

Weather

Tours are offered rain or shine, please dress accordingly.

Accessibility

The Fischer Visitor Center and many Garden areas are accessible to visitors with mobility impairment. A limited number of wheelchairs and motorized wheelchairs are available for use free of charge, subject to availability.

Motorcoach Buses Welcome

Bus Driver and Tour Escort (if applicable) receive free admission with paid group tour. Visitors should be dropped off and picked up at the entrance to the Fischer Visitor Center and are to park at the back end of the parking bays.

Parking

Onsite free parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

Book Today 

A group visit requires:

  • $60 non-refundable deposit (goes towards final balance)
  • Group tour registration form
  • Maximum of 60 guests, minimum of 15 guests for guided tours
  • Guided tours – reservation required four (4) weeks in advance
  • Self-guided tours – two (2) week notice is appreciated
  • Tours offered May–October, Monday–Friday (weekends by request)
  • Final count and payment received in one form of payment
Garden Policies

 

Cancellation Policy

If the date or time of a scheduled tour must be changed, contact us at least two (2) weeks prior to your visit. All efforts will be taken to reschedule the visit, however, a $60 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.

Contact Us

For more information about Group Tours, contact our Sales Team at 920.491.3691 ext. 113 or acrisp@gbbg.org.

School Tours

Green Bay Botanical Garden is pleased to invite your class to enjoy beauty and nature in a rich learning environment!

Self-Guided Tours

It’s simple: your class, a great learning environment and as much time as your class wants to spend. Pick up Garden maps at the Fischer Visitor Center and wander formal gardens, native plantings, wooded trails and the Nielsen Children’s Garden at your own pace. Self-guided tours must be arranged at least one (1) week in advance.

$4/person

Guided Tours

Enjoy a comprehensive learning experience in the Garden with a guided tour given by a knowledgeable guide. These tours are 1.5 hours in length and can accommodate up to 60 students and 12 adults at a time.

Guided tours are linked to the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. Many curriculum tours are also connected with STC units (Science & Technology for Children) from The Einstein Project. Pre and post-visit materials are available for the guided curriculum tours. Guided tours must be arranged at least four (4) weeks in advance.

$4.50/student

One (1) adult per five (5) students and all teachers are free. Additional adults are $4.50/person

School Tour Curriculum

 

Picnic Options

Picnic tables are available in the Nielsen Children’s Garden on a first-come, first-served basis, but visitors are welcome to eat on the grassy areas within the Garden or parking lots. All garbage must be carried out or brought to a trash receptacle in the Fischer Visitor Center. The Garden is not able to offer indoor lunchroom facilities in case of bad weather.

Weather

Tours are offered rain or shine, so students should dress accordingly. In the event of severe weather, indoor activities will be substituted at the Garden’s discretion.

Accessibility

While the Fischer Visitor Center and paved paths are accessible to people with disabilities, most guided tours will take groups on unpaved paths that may not be easily accessible by wheelchair. Alternative tour accommodations for students with disabilities are available.

Buses

Students should be dropped off and picked up at the entrance to the Fischer Visitor Center and are able to park at the back end of the parking bays.

Cancellation Policy

If the date or time of a scheduled tour must be changed,  contact the Garden at least two (2) weeks prior to your visit. All efforts will be taken to reschedule the visit; however, schedules fill up quickly during spring and fall seasons. If an alternate date cannot be planned, please request a refund.

Contact Us

For more information on school tours, curriculum or to register for a school tour, please complete our request form.

Payments can be made in advance or upon arrival. Advanced payments can be made by phone with a Visa or MasterCard or by mail with a check. Remember to call us if something about your program changes.

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Into the Outdoors

Scout Groups

Earn badges and beads while exploring Green Bay Botanical Garden. Scout groups can arrange guided tours of the Garden and participate in outdoor, hands-on activities tailored to fulfill badge requirements.

Tours are available upon request, April-October.

$4.50/scout (minimum fee of $30)

Contact Us

To discuss badge requirements or schedule a tour, please complete our request form.