Visiting the Garden

The Garden requires reservations for all non-member visits. For Garden members, reservations are not required but you are free to make a reservataion if you want to be assured of a space on even our busiest days. The Garden is open to guests daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Members are invited for a special Members' Hour 9 – 10 a.m. every day. (Reservations are not required for Members' Hour) Not a member yet? Join today! 

How This Works 

  • Reservations are required to visit the Garden. For more information on making a reservation, please read through our FAQs

  • Please enter through the Garden's main parking lot located on your left as you make your way up Mission Canyon. During our busy season, you will be greeted by Garden staff and directed to an parking spot if you have a confirmed reservation. 

  • Please be prepared to show your reservation confirmation (and valid ID) or proof of membership at our Entrance Kiosk.

What to Expect

The Garden has a county-limited capacity which means we are often booked during our busy season (starting in April). Consider visiting weekdays and after 2 p.m. for the smallest crowds.

  • Bring your own water. Water fountains are turned off on occasion but water is available at the Garden Shop. Please prepare for hot weather; it’s better to carry too much water than not enough. 

  • Bathrooms are available behind the admission kiosk.
  • Last admission is sold at 4:30 p.m. and the Garden will close at 5 p.m. daily.

Keeping Us All Healthy

  • If you are sick, please stay home.

  • Please stay on paths and don't pick flowers or plants. The plants growing in the Garden are part of our Living Collection and in some cases rare species.  

  • To keep you and our community healthy, hand sanitizer is available in several locations throughout the Garden.

The Fine Print

The health and safety of our members, volunteers and staff are our first priorities. Despite our stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols, we cannot control all circumstances. By entering the Garden premises, you acknowledge that you assume any risks associated with your visit, including but not limited to a risk of injury or illness. Please check our website for any changes or updates.