Tours

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Tours

We invite adults and school-age children alike to get some fresh air, a little exercise and the chance to learn about everything from plants and wildlife to Powell Gardens’ iconic architecture when they embark on a guided or self-guided tour.

Youth Tours

Powell Gardens offers a variety of themed tour options for youth K-12. Tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance of your desired visit date. 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. Total capacity for guided tours is 60 students. One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students (teachers/staff may serve as chaperones).

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

One-hour docent-led walking tours that explore various aspects of Powell Gardens are available for your adult group with advance registration. Guided tour requests must be made at least three weeks in advance of your desired tour date. All tours begin in the Visitor Education Center. Tour content and length can be customized to meet the needs of your group. 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.

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. Please visit powellgardens.org for weekly dine-in menu options. For box lunches options, pricing and menu please contact Ann Wasman at awasman@powellgarden.org.

Trolley and Tram use for Group Tours

Group tour visitors may board the tram from the Visitor Education Center to the Heartland Harvest Garden as space is available, in April through September. The trolley runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the Visitor Education Center to the Chapel on weekends in April, 7 days a week in May through August and weekends only in September. Trolley capacity is 35 people and group tour visitors may board for an additional two dollars each. Seating is first-come, first-served. The trolley can also be booked for private group tours outside of regular hours based on availability. Inquire for pricing and availability.