Self-Guided Tours


You can pick up a self-guided tour booklet in the Garden or access it here digitally! Our map, captions and photos will help lead you through the Garden and explore at your own pace. The booklet will be provided after checking in at the Admission Kiosk.

Children: We have a special self-guided Children’s tour book, Garden bingo, and other suggested activities for younger visitors. Be sure and ask at the Admission Kiosk when you check-in.

Private On-Site Experiences

Private Guided Garden Tours

Groups of eight or less can schedule a private garden tour of the Garden on Tuesdays-Fridays, 9am-4pm at least three weeks prior to your tour.  Go here for more information and the link to submit a tour request form.

On-Site Private Lectures

For groups of 24 or more, there is an option of scheduling a private on-site lecture with one of our Curatorial or Design staff. Topics include iconic plants of the Garden, history of the garden and basic garden styles. Lectures are offered Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings and should be scheduled at least six weeks prior to your lecture.  Go here for more information and the link to submit a lecture request form.

Field Trips & Children’s Tours


Staff-led field trips will resume Fall 2022. Contact education@ruthbancroftgarden.org for information about self-guided field trips.

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