Educational tours are offered to school groups free of charge.

A visit to the Garden is an exceptional learning experience. Each trail within the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is rich with botanical samplings of mediterranean climate plants and offers countless opportunities for exploring natural wonders.

Docent Tour at the GardenSelf-guided visits

Garden visitors may enjoy a self-guided walk during El Chorro Regional Park open hours. A complimentary Self Guided Map and interpretive information throughout the Garden will lead you through our two acre Garden and teach you more about our unique focus on plants of the mediterranean climate regions of the world. And be sure to download a copy of our Birds of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden checklist to bring along!


School Tour at the GardenDocent-led tours

Knowledgeable docents will lead your group on a fascinating tour through our two-acre Garden or our Sustainable Facilities. Tours can be schedule every day, except Tuesdays. Tours generally last about an hour and must be scheduled in advance. We encourage a donation of $2 per group member.
School tours are available for K-12 as well as college classes. All school tours are aligned with State of California Content Standards. Tours must be scheduled several weeks in advance. Read more about school tours…

To schedule a school or general tour, email, call 805.541.1400×303 or submit the form below.

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