Garden Etiquette

The Botanic Garden is a living museum, we ask that you leave the Garden in the same condition you found it in. Thank you

For your safety, and to protect the Botanic Garden please adhere to the following rules:

  • Help us maintain the beauty of the Garden by staying on all designated paths, and not walking through flower beds or foliage.

  • Please refrain from climbing garden structures and trees, and from wading in ponds, fountains, and other water features.

  • We do not allow food, picnicking or beverages, aside from water.

  • Active sports (Frisbee, ball playing, kite flying, biking, etc…) are not allowed. There is a bike rack at the Garden Center for those who arrive by bicycle.

  • Balloons, rice, confetti, flower petals, glitter and other loose materials are not allowed.

  • Drones or any other form of UAV are not permitted in the garden.

  • Certified service animals are permitted in the Garden. Please leave all other animals (including dogs) at home. Animals are not allowed to stay in unattended vehicles.

  • Armature landscape photography is welcomed, but it should not interfere with the enjoyment of other guests. To find out more about our photography policies please visit our photography page.

  • To keep the garden as accessible as possible, we do not allow unauthorized group events (weddings, memorials, classes etc...) or group gatherings. For information on having a wedding click Here.



  • Respect the experience of all visitors to the Garden.

  • Be courteous of other guest and do not obstruct paths, bridges, or walkways. 

  •  Do not collect any plants, animals, or rocks.

  • Do not touch or chase the animals and insects. We want all wildlife to feel safe and to continue calling the Botanic Garden their home.

  • For your own safety, do not enter a barricaded area, or an area posted for pesticide application.

  • Do not tamper with water hoses, equipment, tools, or signs.

  • Be respectful of weddings and other scheduled events.

When visiting the garden we recommend wearing sturdy walking shoes, and bringing bottled water. We look forward to seeing you in the Garden.