Autumn 2023 – 2pm Thursdays + Saturdays

The Friends are pleased to deliver guided tours of the Gardens on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout September.

Tours begin at 2pm outside the Kibble Palace, last approximately 1 hour and take the form of a leisurely wander around the Gardens. Our guides have diverse interests, from plants and plant collectors to the social and historical background of the Gardens, so each tour will be a little different!

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 day 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!