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TOURS

TRAM TOURS. Come on board the Arboretum Trumpet Creeper Tram for a narrated tour of the 1,215 acres of gardens and woodlands highlighting the many collections, display gardens and demonstration gardens. The tram accommodates 42 people with one wheelchair space. 

Tram tours are offered the following days/times from May 1 through October:

  • Mondays at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
  • Tues.-Sun. at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m.

The cost for the tram ride is $3 (price increase to $5 effective Tuesday, July 8, 2014), with children 2 and under free. Tickets are for sale at the Oswald Visitor Center on a first- come, first-served basis.

WINTER BUS TOURS. From November 30, 2013, to April 27, 2014, a Winter Wonders Bus Tour will explore plants in winter form, winter wildlife and the new Sculpture Garden. Available Saturdays and Sundays, noon & 1:30 p.m. for a one-hour ride. The bus accommodates 24 people. The cost for the bus ride is $5, with children 2 and under free. Tickets are for sale at the Oswald Visitor Center on a first-come, first-served basis. We regret the Arboretum bus lacks a chair lift; winter tours are not currently wheelchair accessible.

FREE PUBLIC TOURS. Enjoy a free docent-led "Arboretum Seasonal Highlights" walking tour focusing on seasonal blooms in the Walking Area Gardens at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and at 1 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, May 1 - mid October. Arboretum Highlight tours convey the essence of the Arboretum's mission and work. Departs from the Great Hall, Oswald Visitor Center.

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