As there is so much to see in the Botanic Gardens you might like to consider taking a tour. There are a number of different options for tours.
Volunteer guides from the Friends of the Botanic Gardens conduct 30 minute guided tours of the Gardens. Tours cost a donation of your choosing, no bookings required.
Tours depart anytime between 11am and 1pm on the following dates throughout November:
Tours showcase the best of the Botanic Gardens including the longest herbaceous border in the Southern Hemisphere, the famous silver fern, the rediscovered wollemi pine, prizewinning roses, a jungle like conservatory, avenues of sequoia, fir, kauri and cedar, and much more.
Alternatively, group tours with the volunteer guides can be arranged at any time. To make an enquiry or book a tour, phone 03 384 3475.
Botanic Garden Tours(external link) operate a guided audio tour of the Gardens in electric shuttles.
Botanic Gardens Tour on 03 366 7830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group tours can be organised with the Botanic Gardens Park Ranger. For more information or to book phone (03) 941 8999 or email email@example.com
Group tours are limited to a maximum of 40 people. The types of tours available include:
||1 hour||Cost on application||Groups of local visitors with limited mobility (e.g. resthome residents) can request driven tours through the gardens. This service is not available during the school holidays.|
||1.5 hours||$120 per group||Groups of local visitors can request tours through the gardens on a range of topics.|
||1.5 hours||$290 per group||A limited number of tourist group tours are offered on a first-in-first-served basis.|