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The Chicago Botanic Garden has 385 acres of nature, beauty, and respite to discover.  

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Walking Tours

Explore the beauty of the Chicago Botanic Garden with these self-guided tours, designed to allow visitors to explore our gardens with greater depth. Download the GardenGuide App when you visit to use these tours on your phone.

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Tour the English Walled Garden

Approximate Distance: .165 miles

Approximate Time: 25-35 mins

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Tour the Malott Japanese Garden

Approximate Distance: .65 miles

Approximate Time: 1-1.25 hours

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Tour the Krasberg Rose Garden

Approximate Distance: .3 miles

Approximate Time: 35 -45 mins

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Tour the Fruit & Vegetable Garden

Approximate Distance: .35 miles

Approximate Time: 40-50 mins

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Summer Photo Tour

Approximate Distance: 1.2 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hour 45 mins- 2 hours

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Fall Photo Tour

Approximate Distance: .85 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hour - 1 hour 20 min.

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Spring Photo Tour

Approximate Distance: .5 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hour 20 mins-1 hour 40 mins

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Winter Photo Tour

Approximate Distance: .4 miles

Approximate Time: 40 mins-1 hour

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Tour the Dixon Prairie

Approximate Distance: .56 miles

Approximate Time: 1 hour 25 mins-1 hour 45 mins

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Nine Secret Spaces

Approximate Distance: Varied

Approximate Time: 2-3 hours

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Time at the Garden

Approximate Distance: 1.34 miles

Approximate Time: 1-2 hours

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Around the Garden

Approximate Distance: 2 miles

Approximate Time: 45 min- 1 hour

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BYO Binoculars

Approximate Time: 1 hour 30 min to 2 hours

Garden Walks

Seasonal walks, featured walk, free walking map.

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Tours & Walks

Upcoming walks.

Monthly guided public tours are available by registration including Sustainability and Design, Texas WaterSaver Gardening, and Bird Watching.

Read the Garden’s Registration and Cancellation Policies for information about member discounts, refunds and more.

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Sustainable Gardening Guided Tour

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Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour

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Bird of Texas Guided Tour

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Guided Tour: Sustainable Gardening

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Private Guided Walking Tours

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What better way to tour the garden then to have an expert leading the way! We offer several options based on your group’s interest:

  • Journey through a Historic Garden The Missouri Botanical Garden opened to the public in 1859 and began to grow in the European tradition of horticultural display combined with education and the search for new knowledge. Today, over 150 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science and conservation, education and horticultural display. Take a step back in time and explore many of the Garden’s historic treasures, learn the history of how the Garden was planned and has grown, and get a glimpse of what the Garden was like during Shaw’s time.
  • Explore Asian Gardens E xplore the culture, art, and plants of our Asian gardens! With a Docent, guests will learn more about the Margaret Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden (Chinese Garden) and ponder how Chinese philosophies influenced the garden’s arrangement and plantings. From there your group will enter Seiwa-en , our 14-acre Japanese ‘wet strolling garden’, to discover how Japanese traditions are reflected in the garden’s design.
  • Seasonal Highlights The Garden is always beautiful, no matter the season. Discover the diversity of plants, get a glimpse of St. Louis history and explore gardens that reflect a variety of cultures, styles and traditions. In this tour, your group will explore what’s truly in bloom around the Garden and in its Living Collection.
  • Gardens under Glass: The Garden’s Conservatories Built in 1882, the Linnean House is the oldest continuously operating display greenhouse west of the Mississippi River . It is the only remaining greenhouse at the Garden that was built during Henry Shaw’s day. From there, a tour of the Climatron ® transports your group into a lush lowland rain forest complete with waterfalls and some 1,500 plants. This stunning conservatory has become a symbolic image of the Missouri Botanical Garden. The geodesic domed structure was inspired by the futuristic design of R. Buckminster Fuller. Your tour concludes with a walk through the Temperate House featuring plants from around the world that thrive in “Mediterranean” climates.
  • Trees of the Missouri Botanical Garden The Garden was virtually treeless when Henry Shaw began it in 1859 on the Missouri prairie. Today, the Garden has quite an impressive collection of trees . Although the trees of the Missouri Botanical Garden might seem to be an anonymous backdrop, they are in reality a garden unto themselves. The Garden’s trees were planted with the same scrupulous attention to design and botanical diversity as the Garden’s myriad flowers and shrubs, and are an integral part of the Living Collection. Some of the trees are commonplace; others rare. Many carry a historical message. Others burst into eye-catching bloom at certain times of the year. Together, they form a garden within a garden, and each tree has its own story to tell.
  • Growing Greener—Sustainability Features of the Missouri Botanical Garden* Sustainability-themed visits to the Garden integrate an interpretive tour of the site with investigations of key sustainability concepts. Participants explore topics such as energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, recycling, composting, air quality, water conservation, plant-based solutions, and the basics of green building. In this tour, your group will see the Garden’s energy initiatives and discover how to carry practical sustainable solutions into your own life wherever you live, work, or play. This tour is limited to groups of  2 0 or less and guests should plan for a two-hour experience.
  • Herbarium & Library * Tour two of the Missouri Botanical Garden's outstanding research resources with a Garden Curator. Visit the Garden's Herbarium, one of the largest collections of pressed and dried plants in the world. And view the Peter H. Raven Library's Rare Book Collection, which contains volumes dating back as far as the 15th century that are still used in the study plants today. Guests will learn how the Garden's Herbarium and Library work together to support the work of scientists, students, and researchers around the globe seeking to better understand, identify, classify, and conserve plants.   This tour takes place in the Monsanto Center. Guests should plan for a two-hour experience.

*Subject to staff availability.

Tips and Information

Fees : $12 per person (in addition to general admission)

Minimum fee is $100 per tour.

Length : Walking tours are typically 90–120 minutes and are best suited for guests who are comfortable walking throughout the garden.

Group Dynamics: To provide the best private walking tour experience, we suggest one docent for every 10–12 guests , which means larger groups may be divided into smaller groups. This allows ease of communication and fosters more in-depth conversations.

Accommodations and Amenities: The Missouri Botanical Garden welcomes visitors from all over the world. We are committed to providing everyone with a beautiful and serene visitor experience. View the Garden’s accessibility accommodations online. At the time of reservation, please let us know how we might be able to better serve your group.

Reservations and Payment : Private guided walking tours must be reserved at least 6 weeks in advance and paid for at least 3 weeks prior to the date of your visit.

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Specialty Tours

Experience The Huntington like never before by taking one of our guided Specialty Tours. These tours allow a closer, more intimate look at the history and features of The Huntington’s collections. All Specialty Tours include general admission. Advance ticket purchase is required.

Estate Tour

On this 90-minute outdoor walking tour, guests will have the opportunity to explore some of the 130 acres of magnificent gardens and learn how Henry and Arabella Huntington’s San Marino Ranch was transformed into the world-famous cultural landmark we know today. Guests will be guided by expert docents through the amazing elements of The Huntington, including 16 themed gardens, three art galleries, the Library, and current special exhibitions. Sales end at 3 p.m. the day before.

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Chinese Garden Tour 流芳園

Architecture, nature, art, and literature converge in Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. On this 90-minute walking tour, specially trained docents will guide you through The Huntington’s renowned traditional Suzhou-style garden, featuring a 1.5-acre lake, pavilions, a canyon waterfall, and hand-carved stone bridges set against a wooded backdrop of mature oaks, pines, camellias, and blossoming plum trees. Sales end at 3 p.m. the day before.

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Japanese Garden Tour

This 90-minute walking tour provides a rare opportunity to discover the rich history and unparalleled beauty of The Huntington’s Japanese Garden. For over a century, the historic Japanese Garden has been one of the most beloved and iconic landscapes at The Huntington, with its distinctive moon bridge, picture-postcard views of koi-filled ponds, and the historic Japanese House. This tour includes a stop in the Chinese Garden to compare and contrast the two gardens. Sales end at 3 p.m. the day before.

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Specialty Tour FAQs

What if it rains? Specialty Tours are held rain or shine. Though rain is infrequent, tours take place outdoors, so dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if needed.

How much walking is involved? Specialty Tours include moderate walking and some slight elevations. Some paths are uneven or unpaved, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Stairs are avoided when an impediment for guests.

Can we continue to explore after the tour is over? Yes. Specialty Tour tickets include general admission. Guests are invited to explore the gardens, galleries, and special exhibitions after the tour.

Are Specialty Tours appropriate for children? Yes. Reduced pricing is available for children ages 4 to 11 for all Specialty Tours. Specialty Tours are not recommended for children under 4. These tours are geared toward adult audiences and may occur in the morning prior to public hours, requiring participants to stay with their docent during non-public hours. We recommend that families with small children visit during public hours.

Are Specialty Tours accessible for visitors with mobility impairments? Yes. All buildings and most garden areas are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments. Wheelchairs are available for loan at the entrance on a first-come, first-served basis, or you are welcome to bring your own wheelchair or motorized scooter.

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Take the Arboretum TRAM TOUR and visit six continents in one hour!

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This fully narrated 1-hour tour guides you through Seattle’s outdoor living museum:

  • Learn about plants from nearly 100 countries.
  • Discover the Arboretum’s connection with horses.
  • Sample a 16th-century beverage made from the root of a woody plant.

PRIVATE 1-HOUR TRAM TOURS $220 plus tax (10-person max)

2024 SCHEDULE

We are currently closed for public tram tours. Private tram tours are available April through September

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Yes!  For private tram tours we need to ensure we have a tour guide available for you. Our 1-hour tour times are generally 11 to 12 and 12:30 to 1:30.

What about inclement weather?   Tours will run rain or shine. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted. In cases of high winds, snow, or impassable roadways, you will be notified in advance and refunded accordingly.

Are there bathrooms along the way?  No. Public restrooms are available at the beginning of the tour in the Graham Visitors Center.

Will locals enjoy the tour as well, or is it mostly for tourists? Absolutely! While you may be familiar with the Arboretum you will also have the opportunity to discover new things about Seattle!  Additionally, this tour is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests.

Are tickets refundable?  All ticket sales are final.  If there are extenuating circumstances please contact [email protected] , but please note this is answered Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm

Is the tour suitable for children?  Including children is up to the discretion of the adults accompanying the children.  Content is directed to adults, however. 

Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?   Unfortunately, no. The tram does not have room for a wheelchair or stroller.  If you are able to leave them in the Visitors Center and are able to sit on the Tram then yes, you can tour! Note: All mobility-impaired tram passengers must be able to climb aboard on their own, or with assistance from a professional caregiver that comes with them on the Tour.  A UWBG step stool is provided, but no physical assistance will be given from Tour staff.

Where does the Tour depart?   Washington Park Arboretum, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98122.  Check-in at the information desk located in the Graham Visitors Center anytime after 10AM.  Tours will begin boarding about 5 minutes before departure.

Is there public parking available nearby?  There are multiple parking lots for free near the Visitors Center.  On a busy day these can fill early! We also recommend taking public transportation and/or using resources such as Uber, Lyft, or bike-share programs.  We are about a 20-minute walk from the UW Light Rail Station.  Specific parking and public transportation directions will be included in the meeting location details after purchasing tickets.

How many people will be on the tour?  Each tour is capped at 10 people per tour guide.

Do you offer private tours?  Yes!  Private Tours (both walking and tram tours) are available year round . To schedule a private tour, please email [email protected]

By purchasing individual Tour tickets, or renting/buying-out the entire Tour, and/or by attending the Tour, the ticket holder, for itself and any children it is accompanying on the Tour under age 18, acknowledges and understands the hazards and limitations of the Tour in full and furthermore forever releases UWBG and its agents, employees or officers from all debts, claims, demands, and damages, actions, and causes of action, whatsoever, which You or Your Guests may now have, or may hereafter have, as a result of taking the Tour.  Further, the ticket holder, for itself and any children under age 18 it is accompanying on the Tour, shall indemnify and hold harmless UWBG for any theft, property damage, or injuries caused by the ticket holder while attending the Tour.  The Tour takes place in a 13-passenger tram that has lap belts but no sidewalls. Tours can travel up to 10 mph and make frequent stops as well as traveling over speed bumps and taking sharp turns.  All mobility-impaired tram passengers must be able to climb aboard on their own, or with assistance from a professional caregiver that comes with them on the Tour.  A UWBG step stool is provided, but no physical assistance will be given from the Tour staff.

Contact us:

To schedule a tour, email us at [email protected] or call 206.543.8800

UW Botanic Gardens Tram Tour Tour departs from:   2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112

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Princeville Botanical Gardens

Chocolate tasting & botanical garden tours in kauai, a taste of our gardens.

Hidden away in the jungle valleys of Princeville on Kauai’s North Shore, dramatic topography, natural landscaping, and tender cultivation have culminated into a sacred garden paradise. Though still young, Princeville Botanical Gardens is home to some of the healthiest specimens on Kauai, with a diverse collection comparable to the other beautiful gardens of the Garden Island. Besides native and “canoe” plants, the gardens are home to potent medicinals, rare and endangered flowers, and useful economic plants from around the world.

Princeville Botanical Gardens and Chocolate Tour

Our three-hour Kauai walking tour covers every corner of Princeville Botanical Gardens. It includes fruit and honey samples, as well as a chocolate tasting!

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED . We DO NOT offer self-guided tours or general admission.

We DO NOT provide transportation to or from the gardens. 

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Our private tour covers every corner of Princeville Botanical Gardens.

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Explore Our Kauai Botanical Gardens

Princeville Botanical Gardens is proud to make and share their own organic chocolate, as well as delicious honey from on-site beehives. You can taste these treats and explore the rest of the gardens on our guided Kauai chocolate tour offered four days a week. If you’re a real garden enthusiast,   follow our Instagram for up-to-date pictures of blooms and our chocolate processing.

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I went to three major gardens on Kauai, and this was the smallest by far, but was also the best! Princeville Botanical Gardens is definitely a must see when in Kauai. Small but mighty, it has lots to see and even a chocolate lecture. The guide Brad is a fountain of knowledge and a real asset to the gardens. You will learn cool things and see amazing plants in an amazing little garden that started out as someone's yard! Really like it! Next trip I will visit this again.

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Lost in a residential area, this 9-acre natural garden is a nice change from the more touristy venues. Beautiful landscaping and a guide with solid knowledge of plant origins (well done, Donna). My wife said this was her favorite part of our week in Kauai. The garden is located in the middle of a private residential area with no signage and once you are there, you'll know why you came.

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This three-hour tour of the grounds of a private formal garden was worth every penny. The guides are volunteers, who are very knowledgable and interact charmingly with visitors. We learned about many local and foreign plants and at several points we stopped to sample local fruit and honey, all grown on the premises. We also learned about different kinds of chocolate and tested our taste buds' sensitivity to the various flavors.

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Beautiful garden! This is a must see if you are visiting Kauai! When you first arrive, the garden does not seem like much due to its size, but with the guided tour you really see the beauty of the garden! The staff members are so kind and knowledgeable. You get to learn a lot about Kauai and the plants that are found in the garden. And don't forget about the amazing chocolate tasting in the middle of the tour! I recommend this garden to everyone!

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To get a feel for what you might see when you come visit the U.S. Botanic Garden, we encourage you to take our virtual tour. You’ll get a peek at our Conservatory , gated outdoor gardens and Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens , but the plant displays and exhibits are likely to be different each time you come.

Find lots more ways you can connect with the Garden from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome !

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  • Jump into a virtual tour in full screen

We've worked with Google Street View to gather 360-degree imagery throughout the Garden -- both in the outdoor gardens and also inside the Conservatory! A few proposed starting points are embedded below. You can interact with them to look around and move in any direction. Every garden room throughout the Garden can be explored! Also, if you make the image full screen, you'll see a map in the bottom left that will show in blue all the pathways through the Garden where you can virtually visit. Enjoy exploring!

​Proposed virtual tour starting points: Outdoor Gardens, Rose Garden:

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  • Explore the Garden through stories about our plants (phone or web versions)

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  • Explore a video tour series of the 2020 Orchid Show (Part 1 of the playlist below See all videos by clicking the video's top right corner or click here to see the full playlist .)

  • Tour the Garden with Deputy Executive Director Dr. Susan Pell and learn about plant morphology. (Part 1 of the playlist below. See all videos by clicking the video's top right corner or click here to see the full playlist .)

Explore the Garden through historic photos

  • Explore photos of the Garden through 200 years

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Galaxy of Lights 202 3 November 17 – December 31

Walking Nights:  November 17- 26, 29, 30  (Closed Thanksgiving Day)  & December 1 – 3, 16 – 24

Dog Walking Nights:  Every Monday and Tuesday during Walking Nights (November 20 & 21 and December 18 & 19)

Driving Nights:  December 4 – 15 & 26 – 31

Don’t miss your chance to experience Huntsville’s favorite holiday light event, Galaxy of Lights! From November 17 to December 31, the Garden transforms into a winter wonderland of lights, faux snow, music, and more!

There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from traditional holiday lights to interactive fun, walking nights to driving nights, and even dog nights! This year, Galaxy of Lights brings new and magical light displays to experience. Reimagine the tradition you know and love, Galaxy of Lights!

For more than 25 years, we have welcomed guests from near and far to explore the magnificent light displays and enjoy the botanic beauty of the Garden. With both walking and driving experiences, Galaxy offers guests of all ages the chance to share in the beloved tradition and make memories together.

Proceeds from Galaxy of Lights directly support the mission-driven activities of the Garden. Whether you volunteer at the event, sponsor a light display, or buy a ticket, you are helping us serve our community as a resource for plant conservation, education, and botanic beauty all year long. #GalaxyofLights

Looking for the Galaxy races? Scroll down on this page to learn more about the Galaxy of Lights 5k Race and 3k Fun Run!

Looking for more information on Galaxy Dog Walking Nights? Scroll down on this page to learn more about the Galaxy of Lights Dog Walking Nights .

Looking for information about Galaxy of Lights Engagement Packages? Click here to read all about this magical experience for you and your loved one.

Tickets for Walking Nights and Driving Nights are available to pre-purchase online or at the Garden’s front desk during regular business hours.  For Walking Nights, please pre-purchase your timed ticket in advance to guarantee your admission!  Gate tickets are not guaranteed during Walking Nights.

For Driving Nights, tickets can be pre-purchased for any date or purchased upon arrival. All Driving Nights tickets are priced per vehicle with ten (10) or fewer occupants.

All tickets to Galaxy of Lights are non-refundable.  Tickets for Walking Nights may be rescheduled to a different date for a transaction fee of $5 per ticket. All unused tickets are considered a donation to the Garden in support of our mission activities. To reschedule your Walking Nights ticket(s), please email  [email protected] with your order/ticket number and date you wish to reschedule. We ask that you kindly allow two business days for a response to ticket inquiries, including rescheduling requests.

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Questions about galaxy check out our galaxy of lights faq, galaxy fun facts.

  • There are 3.5 million lights throughout the 2023 Galaxy of Lights Experience.​
  • The Whimsical Woods features over 200 dancing light poles all jumping with our wrapped trees to add over 35,000 lights to that location alone​.
  • There are over 12 miles of extension cords and 12 miles of ethernet cord throughout the experience. ​
  • The Galaxy of Lights Walking Night Experience features over 12 FM transmitter zones through 50 speakers to give music throughout the entire walkthrough each themed to its own area.​
  • Our 3 newly wrapped trees within the Whimsical Woods location features over 8,000 animated LEDs per tree!​
  • Galaxy of Lights is created in-house and is an all-year operation from designing to engineering, to building the entire experience. It’s technically the Holidays all year round!​

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Galaxy of Lights Dog Walking Nights

November 20 & 21, 2023 December 18 & 19, 2023

Ready to immerse yourself and your four-legged friend in the magic of the holiday season? Galaxy of Lights Walking Nights offers many opportunities to walk through with your pup!

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The Galaxy of Lights 5k Race and 3k Fun Run are your chance to experience Galaxy on a one-of-a-kind run (or walk!) through the displays.

2023 Registration is now open!

Monday, November 27, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

The 5k Race (3.1 miles) will be held on Monday, November 27, with the course winding through the Galaxy of Lights trail. Much of this path is paved, with occasional sections of gravel path. Start times are staggered in two waves. Because the 5k is a timed race, it is important to start with your assigned wave to ensure proper timing for the awards.

  • Wave 1 (BLUE wristbands): 6:00 p.m.
  • Wave 2 (GREEN wristbands): 6:30 p.m.

Pets, strollers, headphones, and non-registered participants are not allowed on the course. All registrations are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

Our generous sponsors will be providing refreshments for participants and spectators beginning at 5:30 p.m. near the Grisham Pavilion. Bring the whole family out to enjoy the fun and cheer you on! Only registered participants will be allowed access to the Galaxy of Lights displays for the 5k Race and 3k Fun Run.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.

The 3k Fun Run is not a timed race but will be full of great light displays, holiday music, and prizes from our generous sponsors. Sponsors will provide refreshments for participants and spectators beginning at 5:30 p.m. near the Grisham Pavilion. Bring the whole family out to enjoy the fun and cheer you on!

The 3k Fun Run (1.8 miles) begins at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, with the course winding through the Galaxy of Lights trail. Much of this path is paved, but there are occasional sections of gravel path.

Pets, headphones, and non-registered participants over 3 years of age are not allowed on the course, but strollers are welcome. Unregistered children under 3 years of age are welcome for the 3k Fun Run but will not receive a commemorative t-shirt. All registrations are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.

Only registered participants will be allowed access to the Galaxy of Lights displays for the 5k Race and 3k Fun Run.

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"I look forward to connecting more people with one of Anchorage's hidden gems and sharing my passion for plants! I hope to see you on one of my tours at the Garden. "

- Brie A. Xavier

MBA, Owner, Operator, Entrepreneur

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ABOUT OUR TOUR

Discover one of Anchorage's hidden gems on this one-hour, half-mile walking tour of the Alaska Botanical Garden! The tour usually takes about an hour to an hour and a half, leaving plenty of time for photo opportunities and questions. The paved trail has a few benches along the way and we can stop and rest if needed. The Alaska Botanical Garden has a powerchair that is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  On the tour, you will learn about the native flora and non-native cold climate flora and the history of the Alaska Botanical Garden. The tour will include stunning blue poppies, peonies, and other cold hardy perennials depending on the season. The leisurely tour follows the paved trail th rough five main Garden areas and ends with a stop at the gift shop and plant nursery.   This guided walking tour is the perfect way to begin or end your trip to Anchorage, Alaska. I try to tailor each tour to my guests' interests and skill levels. I want you to walk away with a new appreciation for plants and hopefully some answers to burning questions. I'm not a Master Gardener and I do not know all of the plants, but I will do my best to get all your questions answered. 

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Guided Tour Information

Thank you for your interest in visiting Rotary Botanical Gardens! We love tours and look forward to welcoming your group!

Below you’ll find important information that will help you schedule your trip and place a timely reservation. With 24 distinctive garden areas over 20 acres, you will want to allow approximately two hours for your visit.

Before You Make Guided Tour Reservations:

  • A reservation is REQUIRED for groups of 8 or more. 
  • Please book your reservation at least 30 days prior to your arrival.
  • Volunteer guides are available Monday – Friday, April through October, through reservation only.
  • Weekend tours are available by request only.
  • We cannot provide a guide for those who arrive without a reservation. Thank you for understanding.
  • Tours can take up to two hours. Please try to arrive on-time as we cannot guarantee an extension of your reserved time to accommodate late arrivals.
  • If you are running behind, please contact us.
  • Shop at our on-site gift gallery.
  • Eat, use the restroom, or rest before or after your tour.
  • You may reserve an electric cart for up to five (5) guests who may have mobility impairment issues .
  • Reservations are required at least two weeks prior to your arrival .
  • Carts are operated by Rotary Botanical Gardens staff/volunteers. Guests will not be allowed to operate carts on their own, thank you!

What to Expect:

  • Upon arrival your group will be welcomed by a dedicated staff member or volunteer
  • If you have made prior arrangements for a guided tour, your experienced guide will lead you through the Gardens, detailing the history, plant material and notable points of interest
  • All tours will include up to two hours of walking. There are many spots to stop and rest out in the Gardens
  • If you wish to have an electric cart, reservations must be made in advance
  • Restrooms are located in the Visitor Center. There are no restrooms in the Garden
  • The Cottage Garden Gallery will be open for shopping, there you will find local, handmade works of art
  • Please dress for the weather, your tour will be outdoors
  • The Gardens are accessible; view an accessibility map are  here or at the front desk, upon arrival

Youth Tours

Explore the outdoors and engage in nature’s classroom at Rotary Botanical Gardens! We 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.

Youth tours can include an indoor or outdoor activity, a guided walk through the Gardens and more. Youth tours are completely customizable.

To learn more, please call us at 608.752.3885 or email  [email protected]

Youth tours are great for:

  • Youth Church Groups
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Group reservations are required for groups of eight (8) or more guests.  Please choose one of the following ways to make a Tour Request:

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The 13 Most Beautiful Gardens in the World to Visit

W hether you're in the Northern Hemisphere or Southern, East or West, there's always something to see at the best botanical gardens in the world. This guide covers six of the seven continents (sorry, Antarctica), including six gardens in the United States.

What are botanical gardens exactly? Merriam-Webster defines them as gardens "often with greenhouses for the culture, study, and exhibition of special plants." The international Botanic Gardens and Plant Conservation goes a few steps further, emphasizing the purpose of scientific research and the conservation of rare and threatened plants, plus compliance with international policies and sustainability and ethical initiatives.

While the flora and fauna change from region to region-and season to season-each of these gardens offers an astonishing variety of natural and man-made wonders. These are sanctuaries of tranquility that simultaneously excite nature lovers and inspire would-be green thumbs. You don't have to be an aspiring botanist or horticulturist to enjoy a visit; these gardens boast magnificent architecture, greenhouses, fountains, wildlife, walking tours, libraries, classes, and special events, including light shows and concerts. They're also family friendly, less expensive than amusement parks, and good for your health-depending on how ambitious you are with your walking.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

  • Location: Richmond, London, England
  • Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (last entry 2 p.m.)
  • Tickets: $13–$30 (adults), $5–$10 (children 4–15), free for children under 4

Kew Gardens (as the gardens are better known) may be the most famous botanical park in the world and not just because it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's considered the world's largest collection of living plants with more than 50,000 of them across 300 acres of dedicated land, including many species you'd never expect to find in England. For that, you have the climate-controlled Princess of Wales Conservatory to thank. The glasshouse (the largest Victorian one in the world) is carved into zones: One is dedicated to carnivorous plants like Venus flytraps; another to succulents and cacti; and a third is humid and tropical enough to grow Victoria amazonica , the world's largest water lilies.

The property, founded in 1759, also has a rock garden with a tiered waterfall and an arboretum with 14,000 trees, including giant redwoods and black locusts dating to the 18th century. For the ultimate immersion, head to the edge of the garden, where a 37-acre storybook forest meets the River Thames and an elevated trail snakes through a watercolorist's palette of wildflowers .

Singapore Botanic Gardens

  • Location: Singapore
  • Hours: Daily 5 a.m.–midnight
  • Tickets: Free
  • nparks.gov.sg/sbg

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the first UNESCO World Heritage site in Singapore. The 203-acre green space, founded in 1859, welcomes millions of visitors a year, drawn to the lakeside gazebos, groves of wild fruit trees, the bonsai garden, three lakes, a small tropical rain forest, and a perfumed grouping of frangipani. There is also a healing garden with 400 types of medicinal plants.

Of special appeal is the 7.4-acre National Orchid Garden-the largest of its kind, with more than 1,000 wild species and 2,000 hybrids, organized into color zones.

You may see exotic animals as well; birds, frogs, lizards, bats, monkeys, pigs, turtles, otters, and other animals live here year-round. Note: Do not confuse this with Singapore's Gardens by the Bay , a popular , man-made, and air-conditioned environment.

Montreal Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique de Montréal)

  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tickets: $23 (adults), $21 (seniors 65+), $17 (students with ID), $12 (kids 5–17)
  • espacepourlavie.ca/en/botanical-garden

The stats alone are impressive: 10 greenhouses spread over 185 acres with 22,000 species of flora-and the whole garden was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2008. On top of all that, the Montreal Botanical Garden , created in 1936, also shows creativity in its approach. There's a toxic plant garden and a garden of innovations that showcases new cultivars from the ornamental horticulture industry.

Depending on the season, visitors can explore an arboretum with 800 species of trees and shrubs, a Japanese garden with bonsai trees, a Chinese garden, and spaces dedicated to perennials, shade plants, ferns, succulents, roses, floating plants, medicinal plants, and, of course, flowers (especially irises, peonies, and lilies). What's more, it maintains more than 400 species on the list of rare or threatened plants drawn up by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). And it launched the First Nations Garden in 2001, which "presents the close bonds First Nations and the Inuit have always had with the plant world."

If you're interested in visiting the insectarium with more than 250,000 specimens (one of the largest insect museums in North America), you need a separate ticket, which includes access to other museums, including the Biosphere and Biodome .

Jardim Botânico

  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday–Sunday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tickets: $15 (cash only)
  • gov.br/jbrj/en

Rio's 350-acre Jardim Botânico was founded in 1808 by D. João VI of Portugal, prince regent (eventually king) of the United Kingdom of Brazil and Portugal. It has a reputation as one of the finest tropical gardens on Earth, bordered by the world's largest urban forest, Tijuca National Park. Of its 7,000-plus species of tropical plants, the vast majority are native to Brazil. It also has 2,000 species of orchids. And while you may see the garden's Avenue of Royal Palms surface repeatedly on Instagram, its rare bromeliads and traditional Japanese garden-including cherry trees and bonsai-are not to be missed.

Note to birders: Bring your binoculars because hundreds of species nest in this garden.

Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden

  • Location: Tromsø, Norway
  • Hours: Open 24 hours, seven days a week
  • en.uit.no/tmu/botanisk

The Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden , the world's northernmost botanical garden, showcases traditional perennials and herbs from the tippy-top of Norway , plus a surprising array of plants from other continents. Part of the University of Tromsø, the garden has 25 collections in total; it specializes in Arctic and Antarctic plants (a rarity), as well as species native to the Himalayas, South America, and Africa. The garden is open year-round and free to visit, but most flowering takes place between May and October. In winter, BYO skis to experience the AABG's evergreen shrubs and snow-capped rockscapes.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

  • Location: Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Hours: 8 a.m.–7 p.m. during summer (September–March), 8 a.m.–6 p.m. during winter (April–August).
  • Tickets: $12 (adults), $2 (children 6–17)
  • sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch

It's hard to beat a backdrop that includes Table Mountain National Park. Set in the eastern slopes of South Africa's most iconic landmark, the world-renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden lives up to the hype. There are 1,305 acres with more than 7,000 species of plants, most of which are native to the Cape and southern Africa.

Located eight miles from the heart of Cape Town, and founded in 1913, the garden is blessed with postcard-worthy groupings of protea and cycads, hiking and mountain biking trails, expansive lawns for picnicking, and a 427-foot treetop walkway (informally known as "the Boomslang") that arcs gently above the arboretum's canopy.

Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Hours: Daily 7 a.m.–sunset
  • botanicgardens.org.au

Australia 's oldest scientific institution-and one of the earliest botanic gardens in the Southern Hemisphere-the 74-acre Royal Botanic Garden is a dazzling mix of horticultural beauty and ecological conservation. Founded in 1816 and located on Sydney Harbour, a five-minute walk from the city center, it houses a collection of more than 27,000 plants from around the world, organized into 15 themed gardens. They include an air succulent garden, a tropical garden, an Australian rain forest garden, and one of the largest green walls you'll ever see.

Unique to this institution is the Cadi Jam Ora–First Encounters Garden , which explores the relationship between plants and people; it's located on the site where the Cadigal (an Aboriginal cultural group) and European settlers first met in January 1788. An online map offers an overview of the Victorian-era buildings, statuary, fountains, and monuments that dot the landscape.

New York Botanical Garden

  • Location: Bronx, New York
  • Hours: Tuesday–Sunday and Monday federal holidays 10 a.m.–6 p.m
  • Tickets: $35 (adults 13+), $31 (seniors 65+), $31 (students with ID), $20 (children 2–12)

The Bronx's best-known National Historic Landmark was established in 1891 by botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife, Elizabeth. Inspired by a visit to Kew Gardens in England (see above), the couple founded their own botanical paradise on the north side of Bronx Park, close to an old-growth forest (the Thain Family Forest) and the babbling Bronx River. With 250 acres of land, this picturesque green space-known as the New York Botanical Garden -is the largest city-based botanical garden in the United States. Its 50 specialty gardens feature more than a million plants and 12,000 species, including lilacs and magnolias.

Highlights of any visit include a stroll through the circa-1890 Victorian-style glasshouse Haupt Conservatory, the impressive northeastern North American native plant garden, and what is widely considered one of the world's most sustainable rose gardens. For plant nerds, there is also the Mertz Library, the largest botanical research library in the USA and the first library whose collection focused exclusively on botany.

Missouri Botanical Garden

  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Hours: Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tickets: $14 (adults 13+)
  • missouribotanicalgarden.org

Established in 1859 by merchant Henry Shaw, this National Historic Landmark is America's oldest botanical garden still in continuous operation. Its 79-acre spread is best known for the Climatron, a geodesic-dome greenhouse with a rain forest–like climate, dense tropical foliage, and a river aquarium teeming with fish. More than 2,800 plants grow inside, including cacao and coffee.

The institution has earned international acclaim for its comprehensive botanical reference library and herbarium with more than 6.5 million mounted specimens (the second-largest in the USA). Other notable draws include the 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, one of the oldest in the nation, and an 8,000-square-foot glass butterfly conservatory housing more than 60 species of winged beauties and 100 species of exotic flowering plants.

Desert Botanical Garden

  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Hours: October–April daily 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Tickets: $30 (adults), $17 (kids 3–17)

Snuggled into the dusty red rocks of the Papago Buttes Park, the 140-acre Desert Botanical Garden has more than 50,000 arid plants and 4,482 species in its unique collection. Of those, 379 species are rare and endangered.

Founded in 1939, the garden has gotten creative with its programming, offering desert landscaping classes for homeowners and five themed hiking trails that are especially nice for families. It's not just a trove of succulents and cacti, either. There's also a desert wildflower garden dedicated to brightly colored blooms and the pollinators they attract, like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

You can get a sense of history here, too. Travel along the Sonoran Desert Nature Loop to learn how the region's Tohono O'odham and Western Apache people used native plants.

Longwood Gardens

  • Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • Hours: Wednesday–Monday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (March 30–May 8 until 6 p.m.)
  • Tickets: $30 (adults 19+), $27 (seniors 62+ and students with ID), $23 (military/veteran), $16 (kids 6–18)
  • longwoodgardens.org

Longwood has a rich history, starting with the native Lenni Lenape tribe, which fished, hunted, and planted on the 1,077-acre estate for thousands of years. In 1906, wealthy entrepreneur Pierre S. du Pont bought the land and started to build his own gardens, one by one, drawing heavily on recent visits to renowned gardens in Europe.

He was especially impressed with fountains at the time; he had seen the majestic water pumps at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. So Longwood, naturally, has plenty of them-hundreds. Over decades, Longwood has added a conservatory, a plant nursery, an experimental greenhouse, a desert house, 13 outdoor water lily pools, a meadow garden, tree houses, tropical plants, a plant-breeding program, and a visitor center with a shop, auditorium, and 1,000-car parking lot.

In the fall of 2024, the garden will be unveiling what it is calling "a sweeping reimagination of 17 acres of the Conservatory and grounds."

Chicago Botanic Garden

  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Hours: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Tickets: $10–$15 (adults 13+), $10–$12 (children 3–12), children under 3 are free; the garden offers occasional free days, check its calendar
  • chicagobotanic.org

Depending on the season (and which exhibits are on view), visitors at the Chicago Botanic Garden can enter a habitat filled with live butterflies, admire 26 replicas of roadside attractions in the Model Railroad exhibit, or take in the 385 acres of nature and beauty while seated on a free tram tour .

What kinds of gardens will you find? There's a rose garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a world-class bonsai collection, and more than 200 dwarf trees, including evergreens, maples, and magnolias. The kaleidoscope of color is spread across nine islands and six miles of lakeshore. To explore what's in bloom when you visit, download the interactive plant-locating app and take one of the offered walking tours .

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

  • Location: San Marino, California
  • Hours: Wednesday–Monday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tickets: $25–$29 (adults), $21–$24 (seniors 65 and students 12–18 or full-time with ID), $13 (children 4–11), children under 4 free
  • huntington.org

Located 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles , the Huntington is a fantastic, massive campus that sits on 130 acres, boasting more than 83,000 living plants. It's impossible to see everything in one day. Some of the themed gardens are so spectacular that you could visit just for that collection. The desert garden, for example, is one of the largest outdoor collections of cacti and succulents in the world and includes more than 5,000 species of desert plants. Among the striking specimens, seek out the boojum trees ( Fouquieria columnaris ).

The grounds also have gardens dedicated to different types of plants (roses, herbs, palm trees) as well as nations (Australia, China, Japan), plus lily ponds and a mausoleum. You want a cool selfie in nature? You could shoot a month's worth of content here in a day.

This article was originally published in 2019 and most recently updated on January 3, 2024 with current information.

The Temperate House at Kew Gardens is home to roughly 3,000 individual plants that thrive at in a climate of about 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Our volunteers conduct different tours each weekend (held on Saturdays, except on the 5th Saturday of the month). These walking tours are free so pick one and bring your family and friends for a fun and educational day out! Please note that we manage the group size in order to ensure that the sessions are conducive for all to learn and experience. Registration for all session begin 15-minute prior.

Our revised tour schedule begins on 1 April 2024

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Our Education Branch at the Singapore Botanic Gardens also offers a large variety of tours and educational workshops. These programmes are designed to promote nature awareness and to bring out the ‘green thumb’ in people! For a list of tours and programmes, please visit us here.

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Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’ in the Cactus and Succulent House

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March walking tour – little plants of the cactus and succulent house.

By Scott Preusser, Assistant Curator

Gardeners are often asked: “What is your favorite plant?” Although difficult to answer for someone whose job is to grow plants from around the world, I can always find one that sticks out a little more than the others. My current favorite is Ornithogalum thunbergii , a small above-ground bulb about the size of a thumbnail with winter-growing, zig-zagging leaves. This species inhabits small rocky and mossy areas of western Little Karoo in South Africa. At Denver Botanic Gardens, it lives in the Cactus and Succulent House. It requires a fair amount of moisture in the winter months and dry shade in the summer months. Another noteworthy Ornithogalum is one known as Ornithogalum sp. ’Western Cape’. This selection is a little less exciting but a little more forgiving than Ornithogalum thunbergii and holds its green leaves year-round.

Another popular genus is Lithop s. Members of this genus are attractive, but their lifecycle, if not understood, can make them temporary fixtures in a collection. Lithops grow in the summer when they receive rainfall in their native habitat. Thus, they should only be watered in summer months and sparingly at that. I wait until they show signs of wrinkly deflation and reduce watering in the winter months. The plant’s new leaves absorb water from the old shedding leaves. Two of my favorites on display are Lithops fulviceps var. lactinea and Lithops aucampiae var. koelemanii .

Another favorite plant is Bulbine latifolia . It’s from a summer rainfall area of the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It has larger Aloe -like leaves and produces large yellow inflorescences several times throughout the year.

A popular succulent is Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’. It’s a hybrid made by the great Myron Kimnich in California in 1959 between Crassula perfoliata var. minor and Crassula pyramidalis . It’s a lovely, sought-after symmetrical plant. Like most Crassula , it is a winter grower with putrid-smelling flowers.

Be sure to look for these small, slow-growing plants on your next visit to the Cactus and Succulent House. 

     Gallery photos by Scott Preusser

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    From November 17 to December 31, the Garden transforms into a winter wonderland of lights, faux snow, music, and more! There's something for everyone to enjoy, from traditional holiday lights to interactive fun, walking nights to driving nights, and even dog nights! This year, Galaxy of Lights brings new and magical light displays to experience.

  15. Guided Tour

    Guided tours of the Alaska Botanical Garden. The walking tour follows the half mile paved trail through the five perennial Gardens. Brie's Botanical Garden Tours

  16. Make Your Reservation! Tours at Rotary Botanical Gardens

    Group reservations are required for groups of eight (8) or more guests. Please choose one of the following ways to make a Tour Request: Call 608-314-8408. Email us at [email protected]. Complete the form, below. This form is a request to reserve a date for a Guided Tour at Rotary Botanical Gardens.

  17. The 13 Most Beautiful Gardens in the World to Visit

    With 250 acres of land, this picturesque green space-known as the New York Botanical Garden-is the largest city-based botanical garden in the United States. Its 50 specialty gardens feature more ...

  18. Guided Tours

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  19. Tours

    Customized one-hour walking tours of a selected section (s) of the Garden, scheduled by appointment in advance. $75 (plus entry fee for each attendee) Maximum of 9 people per tour (not including the docent) Tours offered rain or shine. Book Tour. Tours VISIT Get the most out of your visit with a tour from one of our knowledgeable docents or a ...

  20. Botanica World Discoveries

    Learn more about Botanica's 2025 Travel Collection. Last Chance 2024 Europe & UK. Discover some of the world's most exceptional gardens. View Trips. Western Australia's Wildflowers. Perth Return, 7 September 2024. View Journey. Celebrate Botanica's 25th Anniversary. Small Ship Private Cruise from Malta to Valencia.

  21. Monthly Self-guided Walking Tour

    March Walking Tour - Little Plants of the Cactus and Succulent House ... At Denver Botanic Gardens, it lives in the Cactus and Succulent House. It requires a fair amount of moisture in the winter months and dry shade in the summer months. Another noteworthy Ornithogalum is one known as Ornithogalum sp. 'Western Cape'.

  22. Botanic Gardens & Tiong Bahru Walking Tour with Breakfast

    As Singapore's only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Botanic Gardens are a must-see. Spread across 82 hectares with a plethora of walking trails, the Gardens are best enjoyed with a guide who can lead you to the most popular spots and hidden gems effortlessly. Inhale the fresh morning air, do your morning stretches whilst you catch the breathtaking sunrise, watch the locals practise taichi ...

  23. THE BEST Tyumen Walking Tours (Updated 2023)

    Dec 5, 2023 - Whether you are a local or a tourist, get to know the area even better while on foot with the best Tyumen walking tours on Tripadvisor. Read the reviews of your fellow travelers and book top-rated walking tours in Tyumen for 2023.

  24. NATIVE PLANTS WALKING TOUR...

    native plants walking tour - monday 15th april

  25. Member Event: Horticulturist Walking Tour- Spring Blooms in the Asian

    Join Horticulturist Eric Hupperts, for a behind-the-scenes walking tour to see and learn about the early Spring blooms in this beautiful area. We w...

  26. Siberia Tours

    Siberia Tours. Siberia, a land shrouded in mystery, lies far to the east, beyond the Ural Mountains. This vast region is a tapestry of forests, mountains, lakes, swamps, and rivers. Within this immense woodland, several large cities have emerged, founded by pioneers in the 17th and 18th centuries, including Krasnoyarsk, Surgut, Tomsk, Irkutsk ...