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Group Guided Tours

A group Guided Tour of the Garden in the company of an expert Garden Guide provides an outing of real insight and enjoyment. Tours are tailor-made to the season and always reflect what is looking best at the time, as well as giving a thorough grounding in the landscapes and plant collections of this heritage-listed Botanic Garden.
There is no minimum group size as long as the minimum tour price is met. The Garden allocates the required number of guides for each group. To ensure good communication tour guides are allocated a maximum of twelve people each, but usually fewer.

Guided Tours must be booked at least four weeks in advance. Please note that June/July 2014 tour dates are now full.

Current charge for a daytime tour is £5 per person plus the normal Garden admission charge (£4.50 or £3.95 concession). The minimum group tour charge is £50 (for 9 people or fewer). Tours are also offered in the evening during the summer season. The current charge is £8.00 per person plus normal Garden admission with a minimum group tour charge of £80.00.

Please note that price increases take effect from 1 January 2015. Daytime tours increase to £6 per person (minimum group charge £60) plus normal admission (£5 & £4.50 concession). Evening tours are priced at £10 per person (minimum group charge £100) plus normal admission (£5 & £4.50 concession).

A £20 non-refundable deposit is required for tour bookings together with a completed Group Visit booking form. To discuss or book your Guided Tour requirements contact the Botanic Garden Outreach Office on 01223 336271.

Group visits (10 or more people) not requiring a Guided Tour must book through Botanic Garden Enquiries on 01223 336265 or email

The Group Visit booking form is available to download from the link to the left.