Honoring and preserving our connection with nature


Self-Guided Visits

Garden visitors may enjoy a self-guided walk during El Chorro Regional Park open hours. Wander through the Garden and learn 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!

Docent-Led Tours

Knowledgeable docents will lead your group on a fascinating tour through our two-acre Garden or our Sustainable Facilities. Tours generally last about an hour.

Click here to check out some upcoming guided tours that are open to the public!


Private tours are available for groups of up to 12 people. Tours are $10 for members, $20 per non-member adult and free for children 12 and under (with an adult), with a minimum charge of $60, admission included. Docent-led private tours must be arranged at least 4 weeks in advance with payment received the time of booking. Tours can be arranged for most days. Please fill out the form below or call the garden to book!

School Tours

School tours are available for preschool thru 6th grade, as well as college classes. Early childhood tours align with the Desired Results Developmental Profile, and elementary school tours are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Curriculum Standards. The maximum number of students we can accommodate on tours at a time is 30, (3 groups of 10 students + at least one chaperone per group). Please inquire about special arrangements for larger groups (up to 60 students).

School group docent-led tours must be scheduled  30 days in advance. There is a $2 per person suggested donation for school tours.

Each trail is rich with botanical samplings of Mediterranean climate plants and offers countless opportunities for exploring natural wonders. Nestled along a natural riparian woodland, the  Garden is an ideal setting for outdoor education.

Located on Highway 1, across from Cuesta College in El Chorro Regional Park, the Garden is a perfect complement to your field trips to the Morro Bay Natural History Museum or the Morro Bay National Estuary. Park facilities are the perfect place for a lunch stop and there is parking for buses. 

Please fill out the form below to book a tour for your class or school group!

Take a Virtual Tour of the Garden Now

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.

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