September 15–November 30
As warm days transition to crisp nights, a parade of red, russet and golden maples emerge at The Gardens. It’s the perfect time of year to visit the Japanese Garden before winter begins. In November, as The Gardens become quieter, our gardeners have more time to spend with visitors. This is a rare chance for you to see behind the scenes in some of our greenhouses.
Go behind the scenes at The Gardens: With 26 greenhouses spanning 0.8 hectares (2 acres), our gardeners are kept busy year-round, growing and nurturing plants for each seasonal display. Led by a staff gardener, your one-hour tour will introduce you to the greenhouses and cover topics ranging from plant propagation and production to pest management.
Reservations are required for the tour. We begin taking reservations on Monday, October 22 at 9:00 AM (no earlier).
Greenhouse tours operate on weekends only November 1 to 30.