Group Experiences

Are you ready to explore the Garden on a docent-led tour with your organization, team, or friends and family? We’re looking forward to seeing you, but before you visit with your group, there are a few important things to consider.

Due to the nature of our location and our county-issued use permit, we’d like to gather a few details about your group to ensure we can provide the best experience possible. Following are a few important details to keep in mind as you’re planning your visit. Once you have dates and details in place, please submit your information using the form below. If you’d like to contact our Group Experiences Team, you can reach them at 805-682-4726 x 102.

For school field trip inquiries, please see Field Trips on our youth programs page.

Parking Guidelines

Because of the geography and shape of our parking lot, buses longer than 31 feet (9.4 meters) are not permitted. The Garden only has one bus parking space. If your group requires a bus for transportation, please submit a group visit request below. Otherwise, group reservations will include a preset number of parking spaces. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Blackout Dates

Due to the high volume of visitors of weekends, holidays, and during special events, we do not offer group discounts during those times. In addition, the availability of large group visits and private tours may be limited. To know whether your group visit may coincide with a blackout date, submit a group visit request below.

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