Join our docents for guided tours offered every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm, and Mondays at 2 pm; no charge with Garden admission or membership.
Offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm, and Mondays at 2 pm, this general tour is flexible and focuses on the plants in bloom during each season. Participants learn about Native American uses of plants, the interactions of plants and animals, local geology, and the history of the Garden. Public tours are free with Garden admission or membership.
Private Docent-Led Tours
Private group tours can be reserved at least 6 weeks in advance. One docent will be scheduled for every 12 guests. To schedule a tour for your group on one of the following topics, please contact the Education Department or call (805) 682-4726 ext 160.
We are able to offer several different topics including, but not limitted to, fire ecology, plant communities, native plant horticulture, and conservation.
Become an SBBG Docent
Want to share your love of native plants with the community?
Contact the Education Program Assistant to find out about upcoming training opportunities and more information on becoming a docent or education volunteer.