Guided Tours

Guided tours are available throughout the year and can be catered to your particular interests. Specialist tours, including medicinal plants at the Botanic Garden, the Euphorbia collection, History of the Botanic Garden, Taxonomy, Conservation, can be arranged.

From late July we are offering an 'Introduction to the Botanic Garden' tour, delivered by our newly trained volunteer guides. These will be charged at a reduced rate for visits made up to 30 September 2016. Volunteer-led tours can be booked between 10am and 3pm on weekdays, and typically last about 60 minues.

Staff-led tours can still be booked at 11am and 2pm on weekdays, and typically last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Tours should usually be booked at least 4 weeks in advance, and a non-returnable deposit of the minimum charge will be taken at the time of booking. The normal group size is 15 people, but larger groups can be accommodated and those in excess of 20 people will normally be divided between 2 guides.

Evening tours and packages including refreshments can be arranged for an additional charge.

All tours must be pre-booked. To book a guided tour, please contact our administrator on

Tour prices for 2016*

Tour leader Charge per person Minimum charge/deposit
Volunteer £7.50 £112.50
Horticultural staff £9.00 £135.00
Curator/Director £13.00 £195.00


*We ask for the minimum charge as a non-returnable deposit in advance to secure your booking.