Docent Tour Schedule

All garden tours are FREE with paid admission!
If rain or bad weather, call to confirm if tour is still happening at (619) 232-2721. We are closed New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day.


This tour consists of the upper 2.5 acres only.
No RSVP needed – your tour starts at the Front Entrance Gate


This tour consists of the lower 7-acre canyon expansion area.

Tour Requests

If you are interested in scheduling a private tour or field trip please email with the following information.

  • Group Name if applicable
  • Contact Name
  • Email and phone number
  • Desired Tour Date and Time
  • Number of guests.
    For fields trips please include information for number of students and chaperons as well as grade level.
  • Desired program
    • Self-guided walk through of garden
    • Approximately 1 hour docent led walk through of either the Upper or Lower Garden (Please specify which) ($10 fee) (Subject to availability) 
    • Japan-in-a-Box presentation ($10 fee) (Subject to availability)
    • More offerings to come in 2017!
  • Any other information such as accessibility needs, etc.

Note: Admission is required in addition to any fees mentioned above. San Diego Unified School District is exempt of admission fees, but donations are greatly appreciated.


Banner Photo Credit: Tangerine Tree Photography