Tour Information

Thank you for your interest in visiting Rotary Botanical Gardens. We look forward to welcoming your group. Below you’ll find important information that will help you schedule your trip and place a timely reservation. You may also reserve an electric cart for up to five (5) guests who may have mobility impairment issues; reservations required at least 30 days prior to your arrival.

With 24 distinctive garden areas over 20 acres, you will want to allow approximately 2 hours for your visit. Please dress for the weather. Accessibility maps are available here or at the admissions desk.

Make Your Tour Reservations

Group reservations are required for groups of twelve or more guests. There are two ways to schedule your tour:

  1. Complete and submit the downloadable reservation form. Forms may be submitted through email, on-site, or through the mail.
  2. Contact our Event Manager via phone (608.314.8408) or email.

Docent Guided Tours

Guided tours are available 7 days a week (some restrictions apply), for groups of twelve or more, during our gardening season, and require an advanced reservation.

Upon arrival your group will be welcomed by one of our volunteer docent tour guides who will then lead your group through the Gardens, detailing the history, plant material and notable points of interest. Should your group wish to have a staff horticulturalist as a tour guide, please make a request two weeks prior to your visit. An additional charge will apply.

Youth Tours

Rotary Botanical Gardens has staff and volunteers who specialize in children’s horticulture education and can assist in planning your visit to the Gardens. It is recommended to have one adult chaperone per five youth. To make reservations, please call us at 608.314.8411 or email

Enhance Your Tour*

*Requests must be submitted two weeks prior to arrival. Enhancements apply to groups of twelve or more.

  1. Morning Muffin Break:  $3.00/person (plus tour admission). Enjoy fresh morning muffins, hot coffee and tea in the Atrium area overlooking the English Cottage Garden, your first stop on the tour.
  2. Box Lunch:  $13.00/person (plus tour admission). All box lunches come with chips, pickle, fresh fruit, pasta salad and cookie. Vegetarian and GF options are available. Click here to view lunch menu options.