The Garden is a popular destination for group tours with 47 acres of display gardens and natural areas to explore throughout the seasons.
We look forward to sharing the newly expanded Carol & Bruce Bell Children’s Garden with you in 2023. We’re connecting nature, play, and learning as we transform 2.5 acres into a wonderland that all ages are sure to enjoy!
1.5 to 2 hours and .75 to 1.5 mile walk on paved and mulched paths.
Explore our most popular garden spaces while your guide highlights current blooms, the Garden’s history, and unique features.
Limit: 60 people
Up to 2 hours, .75 mile walk & 45 minute herb workshop
Join us for an herbal immersion. See, smell, and experience the wide variety of herbs used in culinary dishes, medicinal preparations, and overall wellness. Then, enjoy an herbal demonstration full of tastes, remedies, and recipes. You will create an herbal scrub to take home.
Limit: 50 people
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, and more.
*Advanced registration required to receive group discount.
Bus Driver and Tour Escort (if applicable) receive free admission with paid group tour.
Need somewhere to eat lunch? Ask about a private room rental or the Mabel Thome Patio. Tour guests also receive a 10% discount on WPS Trellis Gift Shop purchases the day of their tour.
Group tours are welcome and encouraged to attend special events and exhibits.
Take in the sights and smells of herbs and enjoy a hands-on demonstration.
Habitats provide homes for all living things, from the tiniest ant to the tallest tree. The exhibition Habitat explores the critical need for varied habitats, how interconnected and fragile they are, and what we can do to protect them.
Habitat was developed by Smithsonian Gardens and is made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
Discover 37 botanical light displays featuring 325,000 twinkling lights.
November 24-December 23
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
A group visit requires:
The Garden welcomes group tours in November and December to come out during our WPS Garden of Lights to experience the botanical light displays in the evening throughout the Garden. Call for group pricing.
View and bid on hundreds of items like plant containers and hanging baskets, various gift packages, outdoor living items, and so much more.
Members keep the Garden growing,
and enjoy amazing perks too.
New members join by May 7 to get a special bonus!
Thursday, June 8 | Early Closure at 4 pm for Sanimax Concert: The Pocket Kings