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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, and secured by a deposit, at least four weeks in advance.

Current charge for a daytime tour is £6 per person plus the normal Garden admission charge (please see 'Opening Times and Admission'). The minimum group tour charge is £60 (for 9 people or fewer). Tours are also offered in the evening during the summer season. The current charge is £10.00 per person plus normal Garden admission with a minimum group tour charge of £100.00.

A £20 non-refundable deposit is required for tour bookings for groups up to 30 in number together with a completed Group Visit booking form. For groups larger than 30 we require a deposit of £50. To discuss or book your Guided Tour requirements contact the Botanic Garden Administration Office on 01223 748450.

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.

"We loved our time here and I think many of our group will revisit."

"The tour guide showed excellent knowledge and gave a most enjoyable talk."