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.

Tours and Programs may be affected by changes in operations due to COVID-19 precautions. Please refer to COVID-19 Garden Updates for up to date information about Garden offerings.

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 led by knowledgeable docents and generally last for one hour.

Specialty Private Tours: Consult our Docent Tours page for a variety of private tour options. Rates include cost of admission.

School Tours: Visit our School Programs page for more information on our private school tours. Rates include the cost of admission.  

Group Rates: Reserve a Self-Guided Visit for a discounted group rate for groups of 10+. 

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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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