The Garden is a popular destination for group tours with 47 acres of display gardens and natural areas to explore throughout the seasons.
“Wow! I can’t tell you enough how very wonderful the whole GBBG experience was! The Garden was absolutely fabulous and beautiful!!!! Staff was friendly and helpful! Awesome lunch, the ladies raved about how good it was! Working with GBBG staff was great! Loved the welcome sign, too. Thank you for a wonderful day!!!” – Nancy G
Explore an array of different gardens while a knowledgeable guide shares unique features and stories of the Garden’s history.
Up to 1.5 hours and 0.75 mile walk
Up to 2 hours and 1.5 mile walk
*Garden tour guides are scheduled based on group size. Last minute additions may affect the group’s experience.
Experience all the Garden has to offer at a pace that suits your group. Pick up Garden maps at the Fischer Visitor Center and explore formal gardens, native plantings, wooded trails, the Nielsen Children’s Garden and more.
*Advanced registration required to receive group discount.
General Garden Admission
Bus Driver and Tour Escort (if applicable) receive free admission with paid group tour.
To enhance your tour, the Garden offers complimentary listening devices on a first come, first served basis. These devices allow you to better hear the stories and Garden information shared, even if you stop to take photos or rest in the shade. Guests are welcome to bring personal earbuds if they choose, but a clean ear piece and receiver are provided.
A premium tour includes a gourmet deli lunch, a private room with convenient Garden access and a 10% discount for all group members on WPS Trellis Gift Shop purchases the day of the tour.
Group tours are welcome and encouraged to attend Green Bay Botanical Garden special events.
The Garden transforms into a stunning winter landscape featuring botanical light displays inspired by its natural features.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
November 24-December 23
Additional dates: December 26-30
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
November 23-December 23
Additional dates: December 26-30
May 25 – August 19, 2018
Explore Nature Connects featuring 12 larger-than-life sculptures inspired by nature and created with close to half a million LEGO blocks. Visitors of all ages will marvel at the way living things are connected for one unforgettably awesome adventure at the Garden!
*Events are held rain or shine, except for severe weather.
• Restrooms are located in the Fischer Visitor Center (upper & lower levels) and near the Nielsen Children’s Garden.
• Dress comfortable for the weather (walking shoes, jacket, hat, etc.). Tours are held rain or shine.
• Sunscreen and sunglasses are great ideas to stay safe and comfortable.
• Complimentary wheelchairs are available in the Fischer Visitor Center on a first come, first served basis.
• Please include time for your group to assemble before and after your tour.
• Benches are located throughout the Garden.
• Please silence phones and electronic devices so that everyone can enjoy the tranquility of the Garden.
• Cameras are welcome. Professional photographers must acquire a photo permit and review our photo policy.
• Sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest information on events, classes, volunteer opportunities, what’s in bloom and more.
Free, onsite parking is available on a first come, first served basis.
A group visit requires:
Group Tour Information PDF
For more information about group tours, please complete our request form.
Green Bay Botanical Garden is pleased to invite your class to enjoy beauty and nature in a rich learning environment!
It’s simple: your class, a great learning environment and as much time as your class wants to spend. Pick up Garden maps at the Fischer Visitor Center and wander formal gardens, native plantings, wooded trails and the Nielsen Children’s Garden at your own pace. Self-guided tours must be arranged at least one (1) week in advance.
Enjoy a comprehensive learning experience in the Garden with a guided tour given by a knowledgeable guide. These tours are 1.5 hours in length and can accommodate up to 60 students and 12 adults at a time.
Guided tours are linked to the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. Many curriculum tours are also connected with STC units (Science & Technology for Children) from The Einstein Project. Pre and post-visit materials are available for the guided curriculum tours. Guided tours must be arranged at least four (4) weeks in advance.
One (1) adult per five (5) students and all teachers are free. Additional adults are $4.50/personSchool Tour Curriculum
Picnic tables are available in the Nielsen Children’s Garden on a first-come, first-served basis, but visitors are welcome to eat on the grassy areas within the Garden or parking lots. All garbage must be carried out or brought to a trash receptacle in the Fischer Visitor Center. The Garden is not able to offer indoor lunchroom facilities in case of bad weather.
Tours are offered rain or shine, so students should dress accordingly. In the event of severe weather, indoor activities will be substituted at the Garden’s discretion.
While the Fischer Visitor Center and paved paths are accessible to people with disabilities, most guided tours will take groups on unpaved paths that may not be easily accessible by wheelchair. Alternative tour accommodations for students with disabilities are available.
Students should be dropped off and picked up at the entrance to the Fischer Visitor Center and are able to park at the back end of the parking bays.
If the date or time of a scheduled tour must be changed, contact the Garden at least two (2) weeks prior to your visit. All efforts will be taken to reschedule the visit; however, schedules fill up quickly during spring and fall seasons. If an alternate date cannot be planned, please request a refund.
For more information on school tours, curriculum or to register for a school tour, please complete our request form.
Payments can be made in advance or upon arrival. Advanced payments can be made by phone with a Visa or MasterCard or by mail with a check. Remember to call us if something about your program changes.
Earn badges and beads while exploring Green Bay Botanical Garden. Scout groups can arrange guided tours of the Garden and participate in outdoor, hands-on activities tailored to fulfill badge requirements.
Tours are available upon request, April-October.
$4.50/scout (minimum fee of $30)
To discuss badge requirements or schedule a tour, please complete our request form.