Tour & Visitor Information

Gardens of the World is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last entry is 4:30 p.m.) The Gardens is closed Sunday and Monday, most national holidays and during inclement weather.

Docent guided tours of Gardens of the World are available Tuesday through Friday 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. Tours are scheduled Tuesday through Friday, 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.

No Pets are allowed.

Photography(Photography permits are not available until further notice)
A permit is required for those who wish to use the Gardens as the background for posed photography; whether amateur or professional, and using a camera, cell phone, IPad, or any other equipment. This includes family photos, engagement, wedding, birthdays, maternity, etc. Reservations require at least two weeks in advance booking with dates and times subject to availability. Please call (805) 557-1135.