Schedule Your Trip

Choose a program. If you would like help in choosing a program, Botanical Garden staff members can provide assistance. Call the Education Department Registrar, 216.707.2841, from 8am – 4pm, Monday through Friday. Reservations must be made at least three weeks prior to the desired tour date. Please have the following information ready:

  • Title of desired program
  • Date and time you wish to visit and an alternative date
  • Teachers’ names and email addresses
  • Number and age of students visiting
  • School name, address, phone number
  • Student’s knowledge of subject chosen
  • If your group is eating lunch during your visit


You will receive a confirmation letter no later than 10 days before your visit. Please read this letter and check the date, time and number of students expected to attend. If you do not receive a confirmation letter, call us. Field trips are rain or shine. No refund will be given in the event of inclement weather. If you must cancel your trip, we ask that you do so 48 hours prior to your scheduled visit. Schools canceling after this time will be charged a $15 processing fee.

Group Rates (minimum of 10)

  • Guided program $6 per student, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Self-guided program $4 per student

During special events such as Glow (the winter show) and the Spring Event there is an additional $1.50 charge per person. Payment can be made by cash, check, or purchase order at the Garden front desk upon arrival.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to park, use the restrooms, divide your group, etc. In the event that you arrive late, the length and or content of the program will be altered as needed to fit within the time remaining.

All groups must bring at least one adult to accompany every 10 students. One chaperone is admitted free for every five students. Any additional adults above the 1:5 ratio will be charged the student fee.


Groups having lunch during their visit should eat picnic style on Wade Oval. In the event of inclement weather, there is seating available on a first-come, first-served basis in Clark Hall.

Appropriate Dress and Footwear: To ensure that your students enjoy their trip, please emphasize appropriate outdoor dress and footwear. Also, please have your students wear name tags.