Tours & Picnicking

Group Tours & Visits

Private Groups

Private Group tours are available for groups of 12 to 24 visitors. There are 2 types of tours - Volunteer Docent led and Staff led. Please contact our Public Programming team to schedule your tour.
  • Volunteer Docent Led group tours are $5 per person
  • Staff led group tours are $10 per person
  • Picnicking is available by reservation only for tour groups. Please inquire about availability and reservation fees.

School Groups

Tour on Your Own or with a Group

Join us for a guided tour to learn about the diversity of the plant collections and varied habitats of the garden. Guided tours are perfect for groups and organizations looking for a fun and educational experience. Self-guided tours are also available.

We are committed to creating a positive experience for all guests by requiring advance group reservations to help us best accommodate your visit. Everyone in a group of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount on advance ticket purchases. If the entire group is paid for with a single transaction upon arrival at the garden, the 10% discount will also be applied.
Thank you for considering Leach Botanical Garden for your next group outing, we look forward to welcoming you soon!

Guided Tours

Tour the garden with a trained volunteer docent or Leach Garden staff and learn about the garden’s history, heritage trees, seasonal plants of interest, and “Back 5” habitat restoration area. You will also visit the historic Stone Cabin (not included in all tours).

-Groups of 5-24 people  

-Approximately one hour

-Staff-led tours are $10 per person

-Volunteer docent-led tours are included in the cost of admission

-Advance registration required

-Dependent on staff and volunteer availability

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Self-Guided Tours

Explore the garden at your own pace with laminated or online maps, or choose from a variety of scavenger hunts (see slider below).

-Groups of 10-24 guests

-Cost is included in the price of admission

-Advance group payment may qualify for a discount

-Two weeks  advance registration required

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Include a Pack-it-in, Pack-it-out Picnic with your tour! We offer seasonal use of the Far Meadow Tent or the Covered Arbor for picnics that accompany tours. Chairs and tables are included. Please note: Stand-alone picnics are not available due to our limited facilities.

-One month advance reservations required

-One hour reservations only

-Far Meadow Tent reservation fee: $25. April-October

-Covered Arbor reservation fee:  $50. November-March

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Self-Guided Garden Tour

This self-guided tour leads guests on a 20-30 minute walk through the Garden. This is a great opportunity to explore the garden and make botanical discoveries!

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Botanical Scavenger Hunt

This self guided tour leads guests on a 20-30 minute walk through the Garden. This is a fun opportunity to learn more about our extensive plant collection.

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John and Lilla Treasure Hunt

This self guided tour leads guests on a historical walk through the Garden. You'll learn more about

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Getting to Leach Botanical Garden

Transportation & Directions