Adult Tours

Plan Your Adventure

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

Guided Tours

Explore an array of different gardens while a knowledgeable guide shares unique features and stories of the Garden’s history.

Taste of the Garden Tour

$12/person
Up to 1.5 hours and 0.75 mile walk
Group Size: 15-60

Gardener’s Delight Tour

$12/person
Up to 2 hours and 1.5 mile walk
Group Size: 15-60

Herbal Adventure

$24/person
Up to 1.5 hours and .75 mile walk
Group Size: 15-50

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Green Gardening & Sustainability Tour

$19/person
Up to 1.5 hours and 1.5 mile walk
Group Size: 15-50

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*Garden tour guides are scheduled based on group size. Last minute additions may affect the group’s experience.

Self-Guided Tours

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.

Group of 25+ guests

$8/person

*Advanced registration required to receive group discount.

Group of under 25 guests

General Garden Admission

Motorcoach Buses Welcome

Bus Driver and Tour Escort (if applicable) receive free admission with paid group tour.

What’s New

Audio Systems for Guided Tours

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.

Upgrade Your Tour

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.
Additional $16/person

Join the Fun

Group tours are welcome and encouraged to attend Green Bay Botanical Garden special events.

WPS Garden of Lights

The Garden transforms into a stunning winter landscape featuring botanical light displays inspired by its natural features.

2018 Dates:

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
November 23-December 23
Additional dates: December 26-30

*Events are held rain or shine, except for severe weather. 

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Restrooms are located in the Fischer Visitor Center (upper & lower levels) and near the Nielsen Children’s Garden.
  • Dress comfortably for the weather (walking shoes, jacket, hat, etc.). Garden paths can be uneven. Tours are held rain or shine.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses are great ideas to stay safe and comfortable.
  • Please include time for your group to assemble before and after your tour.
  • Benches are located throughout the Garden.
  • Cameras are welcome. Professional photographers must acquire a photo permit and review our photo policy.
  • Complimentary listening devices are available for use to enhance your tour and allow you to better hear stories and information from our tour guides.

Parking

Free, onsite parking is available on a first come, first served basis in bays four or five. Buses can drop off and pick up visitors in our Circle Drive.

Book Today 

A group visit requires:

  • $60 non-refundable deposit (goes towards final balance)
  • Group tour registration form
  • Guided tours – reservation required 4 weeks in advance
  • Self-guided tours – one week notice is appreciated
  • Tours offered May– Sept., Monday – Friday (weekends by request)
  • Balance received in one form of payment day of
  • Final count due at least seven days prior to visit
Garden Policies

 

Group Tour Information PDF

 

Contact Us

For more information about group tours, please complete our request form.

Signature Experiences

Green Bay Signature Experiences logo

Absorb the wonders of the Green Bay Botanical Garden in a new, exciting way with our Signature Experiences, exclusive hands-on adult tours that will immerse you in Green Bay’s most luxurious landscapes and beautiful plants.

Experiences need to be booked at least 4 weeks prior to the visit date.

Herbal Adventure

Explore the unique areas of Green Bay Botanical Garden as we venture to the herb gardens.

Make stops in the gorgeous rose garden and the quaint old English cottage garden along the way, while hearing stories of those that make this Garden possible. See, smell and experience the wide variety of herbs used in culinary dishes, medicinal preparations and overall wellness.

Then, enjoy an herbal demonstration full of tastes, treats, remedies and recipes that you can incorporate into your daily life. You will create an herb-infused honey or an herbal scrub to take home.

Group Size: 15-50*
Availability: Monday-Friday; Late May-September (Workshops are available during winter months. No weekend dates available.)
Duration: 90 minutes (One-hour garden tour, 30-minute workshop)
Cost Per Person: $24

*Groups larger than 25 people will be split into 2 groups. One will tour the Garden, then participate in the herb workshop while the other will complete the workshop, then the tour.

Green Gardening & Sustainability

With any visit to Green Bay Botanical Garden, you’ll be amazed by our lush, blooming landscape. But don’t let that intimidate you, anyone can be a gardener!

From native plants to vegetables, you’ll learn ways you can be involved in gardening. Jump on stage in the Schneider Family Grand Garden as our next big performer, then explore the native plantings around it. Stroll through the Master Gardeners small space gardens and meet a Master Gardener as they share different gardening techniques. Then, check out new and upcoming blooms and foods in the All-America Selections trial gardens.

We’ll even venture to the Sustainable Agriculture area of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College as we learn the behind-the-scenes details of these areas and their role in sustainability. You may be inspired to create your own garden.

Group Size: 15-25*
Availability: Monday-Friday; June-September
Duration: 90 minutes (One-hour garden tour, 30-minute workshop)
Cost Per Person: $19

*Limited to groups of 25. Limited Availability in 2019.

Contact Us

To book your experience, contact our Sales & Rentals Coordinator at rentals@gbbg.org or 920-491-3691 ext. 113.

Other Tours

For information about other tours available at the Garden, please visit our Groups & Tours webpage.

School Tours

Green Bay Botanical Garden is pleased to invite your class to enjoy beauty and nature in a rich learning environment!

Self-Guided Tours

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.

$4/person

Guided Tours

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.

$4.50/student

One (1) adult per five (5) students and all teachers are free. Additional adults are $4.50/person

School Tour Curriculum

 

Picnic Options

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.

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.

Accessibility

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.

Buses

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Contact Us

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.

For more great science resources, including videos, lesson plans and activities, visit our partner:

Into the Outdoors

Scout Groups

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)

Contact Us

To discuss badge requirements or schedule a tour, please complete our request form.