TRAM TOURS. Come on board the Arboretum Trumpet Creeper Tram for a narrated tour of the 1,100+ 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 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, 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 $3, 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.