Tours

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GROUP TOURS

We invite groups of adults and school-age children alike to get some fresh air, a little green time, and the opportunity to explore and engage with our gardens and iconic architecture. To find out more about thematic group tour offerings for adults or students, please select the descriptions below.

K-12 GROUP TOURS

Powell Gardens offers a variety of themed tour program options for youth K-12. Guided tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance of the desired date and are typically scheduled weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. All reservations are first-come, first-served based on availability. Total payment for program admission is due the day of your visit in the form of check, cash or credit card. All fees are to be paid in the Visitor Education Center during tour group check-in.

Guided K-12 tour reservations require at least 15 students minimum per group and are limited to a total not to exceed 60 students per group in one time slot (note some programs are limited to 30 students maximum). One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students (teachers/staff may serve as chaperones). It is recommended that self-guided groups wishing to visit the gardens please use the schedule a tour to ensure we have you on our group tour schedule. We like to greet all our groups to ensure they have a pleasant experience.

SCHEDULE A YOUTH TOUR

Youth Tour Options

Complete the online form and a tour confirmation including your scheduled time, guidelines and information for your visit will be emailed to the group contact person.

Schedule a Youth Tour

Adult Tours

Docent-led walking tours that explore various areas of Powell Gardens are available for your adult tour group (of at least 15 persons and not to exceed 50 persons in a tour timeslot) with advance registration. Docent-led tours take place on paved paths throughout the garden and are typically booked for 60-90 minutes per thematic area, but can be tailored in content and duration for the needs of your group based on your group’s interest, ability, and time available.

Guided adult tour requests must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of your desired date and can be planned with box lunches (see information below). All guided tours begin in the Visitor Education Building. Please complete the online form with your group tour information and a tour confirmation including your scheduled time, guidelines, and information for your visit will be emailed to the group contact person. Total payment for your group tour admission is due the day of your visit in the form of check, cash, or credit card based on the total number of tour attendees. All fees are to be paid in the Visitor Education Center during group tour check-in (whether a guided or self-guided group).

Download (pdf)
Group Tour Brochure 2018

Complete the online form and a tour confirmation including your scheduled time, guidelines and information for your visit will be emailed to the group contact person.

Schedule an Adult Tour

Dining Options for
Adult Group Tours

There are a variety of lunch options available for any size group. In-house dining at Cafe Thyme must be reserved at least two weeks in advance. Group seating for 10 or more requires a reservation and seating is available for up to 60 people. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon request. For box lunches options, pricing and menu please contact Emalie Wance at ewance@powellgardens.org.

Tram use for Group Tours

Tram service is included in group tour admission price.  The tram takes you from the Visitor Education Center to the  Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel to the Missouri Barn, with stops at different gardens along the way. The capacity of the tram is approximately 16 persons with seating on a first come first served basis.  The tram is wheelchair accessible.