Docent guided tours of Gardens of the World are available. The tours are conducted Tuesday through Sunday and run approximately 45 minutes in length. Docent led tours are an exciting way to learn about the different gardens, plants and cultures. The Gardens are handicapped accessible.
Advanced reservations are required for group visits, Docent led tours and photography (please see below for Photography guidelines).
To schedule a tour or group visit at the Gardens, please call (805)557-1135.
After scheduling your tour, please return to this page and print out the Tour_Guidelines, with useful information about the Gardens and our Map.
We put together a packet of Learning and Fun Pages for children. A Children's Activity Guide is also available for printing as well as our Resource Center.
For those who just want to stroll around the Gardens for their leisure, we prepared a Self-Guided Garden Tour brochure with interesting facts and useful information.
We also ask our visitors for the enjoyment and safety of all guests, please be aware of and follow our Regulations and Photography Guidelines.
All guests who would like to take photos of the Gardens must check in at the office upon arrival. No commercial photography. Please review our Photography Policy.
To make a reservation for a formal or posed photography session, please call (805)557-1135 and see our Regulations & Photography Guidelines.
The Gardens may be closed due to inclement weather. Please call ahead to confirm or reschedule your visit.