A guide shows visitors the Systematic BedsA guide shows visitors the Systematic Beds


With over 8,000 plant species and a wonderful range of different gardens and plantings to enjoy, it’s sometimes a challenge to know where to start (or end).

A tour can provide a welcome linking theme to lead you around the highlights, and provide some background to the history and development of this stunning Garden.
We offer daytime tours of one-and-a-half hours for groups, and exclusive out-of-hours tours in the magical seclusion of a summer evening.

FREE seasonal highlights tours of one hour take place monthly on the first Sunday each month from February to December and in addition weekly, every Sunday from May to September; in all cases at 2.30pm. No pre-booking required but availability is on a first-come basis. Normal Garden admission charges apply.

All tours are led by trained volunteer guides with proceeds going directly to support the work of the Garden.

"Fabulous day. The Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the garden and its history and enthused us to return."

"Really inspired me to learn more."