Peckerwood Garden is open to the public on scheduled days throughout the year.
Visitors enjoy 1-hour guided tours of the garden led by knowledgeable docents, exploring key collections such as the Mexican oaks and magnolias. Tours feature seasonal highlights and the opportunity to purchase many of the plants from the garden at our nursery on Open Days. Refreshments are available; parking and plant sale admission is free.
Peckerwood Garden Open Day hours are 10:00-3:00 pm. Guided tours begin approximately every 30 minutes, leaving between 10 am and 2 pm. Purchase Tickets
Private tours may be scheduled most days. Tour fee is $15 per person ($150 minimum) – details available here. Lunch may be organized in the garden with a scheduled tour. Our nursery is available for your use throughout your visit.
Visits tour our nursery may be scheduled most days. Call for availability.
Unlike our general Open Day tours, Director of Horticulture Adam Black or a knowledgeable docent will highlight a more focused subject each month, ranging from Peckerwood’s specific plant groups, garden design strategies, seasonal interest and more. Attendees will often get the rare opportunity to see sections of the garden never visited during the general tours. The goal is to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Peckerwood’s unique collections and their use in the landscape to spark inspiration for your own garden. Watch the calendar for topics and details for each scheduled date.
Tours are approximately 1 ½ hours long. Most tours are limited to 15 people (unless otherwise specified) so pre-registration is required. Purchase Tickets
Our volunteers are a key part of our work and development and these monthly training sessions allow you to develop your knowledge, connection, and experience. Join us each month for these docent training sessions.These classes are a focused training session to develop our docent’s strengths and knowledge of the special collections at Peckerwood Garden. These monthly sessions are open to all active volunteers. Maps, notes, outlines, and digital files will be available. Watch the calendar for topics and details for each scheduled date.
Volunteers and Docents register here.
Members may join us if space is available for $15 per person. Pre-registration is required.
In our continuing effort to make Peckerwood Garden a publicly accessible resource for education and enjoyment, we are proud to host a monthly program of evening lectures conducted by knowledgeable staff and friends of Peckerwood as well as local or visiting experts. Topics will include various aspects of horticulture, botany, garden design, plant collecting adventures, conservation and many other related fields of interest. During summer and early fall, evening light permitting, the nursery will be open just prior to the lecture, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Light refreshments and wine is provided. Unless otherwise noted, presentations will be held indoors. Watch the calendar for topics and details for each scheduled date.
Please visit the Taking Root Luncheon page for more information on our third annual event. 11:30 am – 1 pm on October 20, 2016.
Seasonal views of Peckerwood Garden are available here.
Unfortunately, baby strollers and pets are not allowed in the garden due to the delicate and sharp plants and small uneven pathways. Garden entry is by guided tour only. For more information about our Open Days and events, please contact us. Service animals with identification are allowed.