All docent-led tours must be scheduled by the 15th of the month before your desired tour date. Tours can be scheduled mornings or afternoons each day of the week except for First Closed Tuesday and First Free Wednesday. Tours are one hour long unless otherwise stated. For children’s tours, we provide one docent per five Grade K-3 students, one docent per six Grade 4-8 students, and one docent per eight high school students. Children’s tours must provide one adult chaperone (admitted free) for each docent group. Student groups without adequate number of chaperones may be denied admittance. For adult tours, we provide one docent for every 10 adults. Tours are given rain or shine. Come prepared for the weather and areas of rough terrain. Free ponchos are available for tour groups to use and keep. In case of heavy rain, the tour will be modified to be indoors as much as possible.
College Students $6.50
Seniors (65+) $10
Minimum fee of $100 per group
Special Garden Tour Programs: Each student $7.50 (fee includes hands-on activities with consumables and take-aways)
In-School Programs: $75 for one presentation or $60 each for two presentations given on the same day
Payment must be received by the 15th of the month prior to your tour to secure your date. Changes are allowed up to the 15th of the month prior to your date. Credit cards are accepted. Please make checks payable to UC Regents.
Drop In Groups
If your group wishes to visit the Garden without arranging a docent-led tour, please call 510-643-7265 in advance so that we may help to facilitate your visit and discuss transportation and parking. Groups may schedule a self-guided tour any day except First Closed Tuesday or First Free Wednesday. All K-12 student groups are responsible for providing the required number of chaperones (one per five Grade K-3 students, one per six Grade 4-8 students, one per eight high school students). All groups visiting the Garden are required to pay $20 for a staff-led introduction.