Summertime Fun! June at the Garden

June ushers in the lush growth, lilies and more blossoms every day!  Watch and listen for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators visiting flowers throughout the Garden. 

NEW HOURS for SUMMER (through late September): Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Boozy, Brunchy Dog Days of Summer
Bring your pup on our special Dog Days (when they can visit the Garden with you).  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kiss My Cook food truck will have  brunchy food options and cocktails (and other drinks) made with Garden-grown herbs will be available. Upcoming Dates: Sundays, July 4 - Calaveras truck and August 1 - Calaveras truck.  General admission and $4 for non-member dogs - tickets must be purchased in advance.

Thursday, June 10, 6-8 p.m.: Bands & Blooms: Gregory Fallis and The Green Horns (rescheduled from May 27)
Enjoy “songs from the bayou” from this five-piece New Orleans style jazz band with musician and vocalist Gregory Fallis. Greg formerly toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra. A food truck will be available. Cash bar with beer, wine, water and more will be available at 5:30 p.m. Bring blanket and chairs.  

Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. – noon: Let’s Fly a Kite with The Magical Nanny!
Families are invited to come fly a kite on the lawn with The Magical Nanny from 10 a.m. to noon.  Bring your own kite or make one here - supplies are limited, so advance admission tickets are strongly encouraged. There will also be sing-alongs and story time.  This is a come-and-go event, free with general admission tickets - purchased in advance.

Thursday, June 17: 10:30-11 a.m.: Treefort Storytime
Enjoy a nature-themed story in the Children’s Discovery Garden. Explore what’s blooming in the Children’s Discovery Garden afterward. Bring a picnic lunch if you like!  Free with general admission. Upcoming Storytimes: July 15 and August 19

Sunday, June 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Father's Day Animal and Botanical Scavenger Hunt
Bring the family out and test your observations skills as you explore the Garden! Pick up a scavenger hunt in the Visitor Center for things to find as you stroll.  Free with general admission.

GENERAL ADMISSION is FREE for Garden members!  $8 for ages 13+, $4 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free, but require a ticket.  

Buy Admission Tickets

*Choose your arrival window. Your visit can last as long as you like until closing. Need help?  Watch short Buying Tickets video.

MEMBERS - you MUST Login to see member (no-cost) tickets.  Watch Member Reservations tutorial 

The Botanic Garden has the following protocols and safety meaures in place:

  • Masks are optional for visitors both inside the Visitor Center and outside. 
  • Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing from others not in your group while enjoying the Garden.