Tours are one of our favorite ways to connect with visitors coming to the garden. We have a max tour group size of 24 people. Because the trails in the garden are fairly narrow if your group is larger than 12 we'll split you into two groups. We're always happy to customize tours to focus on what you're interested in. Our typical tour lasts about an hour and covers:

  • The family history and history of the garden
  • The Public Garden
  • The Private Garden
  • A tour of the house1

Tours are free, but we are starting to ask for a suggested donation of $12 per person. To book a tour, please Email us.

Seattle Parks Foundation handles all of our donations. Please use the button below to open Seattle Parks Foundation's donation page. Once there, select "other" button under the amount, , fill in your donation total, and in the "comments" field please specify "for tour".

Since it's a suggested donation it may be tax deductible for you.


  1. Access to the house depends on Dan and Ann's schedule and health.
  • Trails are narrow and are best for the sure-footed
  • Walking shoes recommended