If you are fascinated with the plant science going on behind the scenes at the Garden, or would like an expert horticultural insight into what goes on to support our plant collection and maintain the beautiful landscapes, then these small, exclusive tours are for you.
Led by a member of our senior team, these tours give an exclusive insight into how CUBG works.
You can choose what you want to focus on and we will tailor the tour to your interests – so whether you are new to the Garden and would like a general introduction, or if CUBG is an old friend and you want to find out more about how one particular area works – we will create something just for you.
A tour costs £150 for 1.5 hours for a maximum of 4 people with a member of the Garden’s senior team* during opening hours, after which you are free to enjoy the Garden at your leisure.
Out of hours tours are also available at £150 for 1.5 hours giving exclusive access to the Garden when the gates have closed to other visitors. Please note that the Garden will not be open to explore outside of the tour.
To make an enquiry, please email our Admin team and let us know:
- When you would like to visit
- Any particular areas/topics of interest
If you would like to book a picnic to pick up when you are in the Garden, please visit the Garden Cafe website to order in advance.
*Please note that we require at least 6 week’s notice and cannot guarantee that a particular member of staff will be available on your preferred day, but will always endeavour to match your interests with an appropriate member of staff.
We learnt so much. [Our Guide] was so informative and passionate about all things botanical! Really nice to hear about the work that goes on behind the scenes.