Spring 2024 – Thursdays & Saturdays

Following the success of our 2023 summer tours programme, the Friends are pleased to continue offering tours of the Botanic Gardens led by our volunteer Garden Guides.

Tours begin at 11am on Thursdays and at 2pm on Saturdays, and will last approximately one hour. Meet your guide outside the Kibble Palace.

Tours are free to the public without prior booking, though the maximum group size will be 15 and you may be asked to come back another at a later time if the group is full.

Please see our Visit page for information on transportation, parking and accessibility.

Please note that under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and that dogs are not permitted in the glasshouses so unfortunately the tours are not dog-friendly. 

Volunteer as a Guide

If you are interested in training to become a volunteer guide, please get in touch!