Free Admission for All | 9 am-5 pm
Free Family-Friendly Activities | 9 am-4 pm
Sensory-Friendly Time | 2-4 pm
Enjoy fall colors, the new Bell Children’s Garden, crafts, games, family-friendly entertainment, scavenger hunts, and more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
Parking is free, but limited on the Garden’s grounds. Parking volunteers will direct you to available spots, including reserved spots for ADA parking.
Please drive slowly when approaching the Garden and watch for directional parking signs. Overflow parking is made available near the Garden. Please watch for parking volunteers directing traffic and overflow parking signage.
Feel free to bring in your own picnic. Several food vendors will be onsite selling items for purchase. The Garden will feature a small concessions area with snacks and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. No beverage carry-ins are allowed.
Bags and purses may be subject to security searches. If prohibited items are found, customers will be asked to store items in their locked vehicle or dispose of item.
There are no ATMs on site.
No beverage carry-ins. In compliance with our liquor license, the Garden has a no beverage carry-in policy – this includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Bags may be searched and you may be asked to return items to your vehicle. Guests may bring in empty water bottles or other empty beverage containers to use for refills. Any exceptions to this policy could result in loss of our license. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
Beer, wine, pre-mixed cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages are available at our Concessions Building. All guests consuming alcohol will have IDs checked at the concession stand for service.
This event is rain or shine!
Bring your ponchos and/or smaller umbrellas if there’s a high probability of rain. Please be courteous to your neighbors by not blocking their views with large or golf umbrellas. Our weather policy states if there is inclement weather in our area, the event will be delayed until the threat has passed. The decision to continue the event after adverse weather passes will be determined on a case-by-case basis, based on consultation with appropriate weather experts. If a storm or tornado arises, guests will be escorted into the Schneider Education Center and Fischer Visitor Center.
Parking Staff will direct guest with vehicles displaying an ADA license plate or placard to the ADA parking areas (18 available spots). Guests can pull into the Garden’s circle driveway to drop off other guests.
Other Event Details
Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) at home. Please let us know you have a service animal when you arrive so we can make our staff aware. View frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA.
The Garden is a smoke-free, vape-free environmentally friendly facility. Smoking and vaping is not permitted anywhere on the grounds, including the parking lot.
The Garden does not permit the right to carry concealed weapons on the grounds. If the guest refuses to return weapon to their vehicle, they will be refused admittance to the Garden.
View and bid on hundreds of items like plant containers and hanging baskets, various gift packages, outdoor living items, and so much more.
will be moved indoors with limited seating due to Friday’s weather forecast. Tickets are no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience!
Saturday, September 30 | Garden Closed – Join us on Sunday, October 1 for our free Fall Family Festival!
September 28 | Vanderperren English Cottage Garden Closed