Self-Guided Garden Tours:Self-Guided Garden Tours are ideal for groups who desire an unscripted experience at their own pace. Stop by the Information Desk in the Baker Exhibit Center lobby for property maps. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions and get you started. Free to all Arboretum visitors; usual parking fees apply. The Baker Exhibit Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the week.
Self-Guided Tour of Greenhouse and Production Facility: Visit this working complex of facilities where plants are grown for display throughout the Arboretum. Stop by the Information Desk in the Production Greenhouse lobby to pick up a copy of the "Guide to Visiting the Greenhouse and Production Facility." Free to all Arboretum visitors; usual parking fees apply. Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday. The Greenhouse is closed on state holidays.
Guided Programs and Tours for Groups: By reservation, we offer guided garden tours for groups for a fee of $5 per person, with a minimum fee of $50, which includes the parking fee for the day. If you are interested in bringing a group to the Arboretum, click here for a Group Tour Reservation form. Please note that all group programs require at least three weeks notice and a completed Group Tour Reservation form with a $50 deposit. The deposit will be applied toward the total invoice for the program, or refunded if no program is booked. Other group program topics, such as guided trail walks, Bonsai Exhibit Garden tours, and Bent Creek Germplasm lectures, are available by special request. Contact Lynne Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 828-665-2492 extension 219 for more information.
Youth Group Programs and Tours: For information regarding Youth Group Programs and Tours, please click here.