Gardens of the World is open Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last entry is 4:30 p.m.) The Gardens is closed Mondays, most national holidays and during inclement weather.
Docent guided tours of Gardens of the World are available and run approximately 45 minutes in length. Docent led tours are an exciting way to learn about the different gardens, plants and culture.
To schedule a tour or group visit to the Gardens, call (805) 557-1135 at least 72 hours in advance. Dates and times are subject to availability.
Please call the office if you have a group of 6 or more people, even if you're not requesting a tour.
For those who just want to stroll around the Gardens at leisure, we have a Self-Guided Garden Tour brochure with interesting facts and useful information. The Gardens are accessible.
For the enjoyment and safety of all guests, please follow our Regulations and Photography Guidelines.
We cannot accommodate private functions such as weddings, receptions, birthdays, family reunions, group gatherings, meetings, luncheons, bar mitzvahs, parties or ceremonies of any type.
The Gardens may be closed due to inclement weather. Please call ahead to confirm or reschedule your visit if the weather is questionable.
Guests who would like to take photos at the Gardens must check in at the office upon arrival. No videography or commercial photography is allowed. Please review our Photography Policy.
A permit is required for those who wish to use the Gardens as the background for posed photography whether amateur or professional. This includes family photos, engagement, wedding, birthdays, maternity, etc. Reservations require at least a week in advance booking with dates and times subject to availability. Please call (805) 557-1135.