Plan Your Visit

Explore the beauty of California’s native landscapes, from cool redwood forests to sandy deserts - all in one place.

Discover history and beauty on easy hiking trails past the authentic Japanese Teahouse, the historic 1807 Mission Dam and naturalistic gardens entirely of native plants. 

Be Inspired by A stroll through the Water Wise Home Garden with drought tolerant native plants you can buy at the Nursery. 

Learn on guided tours that reveal nature’s secrets from which plants make soap to how bees use sound waves to pollinate flowers.

Dogs on leash are welcome.

Tour opportunities:

Tours Included with Admission:  Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm, and Mondays at 2 pm.  No charge with Garden admission or membership. Tours are lead by a knowledgeable docent and generally last for one hour.

Specialty Private ToursConsult our Docent Tours page for a variety of tour options.  

Group Rates: Groups of 10 or more reserve a Self-Guided Visit. 

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The Garden's ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden:

image of Tea Ceremony at SBBG ~ photo by Don MatsumotoThe Teahouse is open every second Saturday of the month from 11:00am-1:00pm. Visitors and members are welcome to experience our ShinKanAn Teahouse and Garden. Trained Teahouse volunteers will be available to share their skills and answer questions about the rich traditions of the Japanese tea ceremony. 

Visit the ShinKanAn website
For more information about private lessons, please contact Mrs. Sokyo Kasai

View images of the Teahouse Garden on the SBBGPhotos website

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