This tour explores the foundation of the Botanic Garden on its current site in 1846 by Professor John Stevens Henslow, teacher and mentor of Charles Darwin, and traces the changes in philosophy and planting right up to the present day.
The major trees in the collection form the backbone of the tour, which also takes in the seasonal plants and places of interest. The tour lasts 1½ hours.
From 1 March 2012 the charge for a daytime tour is £5 per person plus the normal Garden admission charge. The minimum group tour cost is £50 plus normal Garden admission (for 9 people or fewer).
This tour is also offered in the evening during the summer season. The charge is £8.00 per person plus normal Garden admission with a minimum group tour charge of £80.00.
Guided Tours must be booked a minimum of four weeks in advance. A non-refundable deposit is required for tour bookings together with a completed Group Visit booking form (available to download from the link on the left). To discuss your Guided Tour requirements contact the Botanic Garden Outreach Office on 01223 336271.