Self-Guided Botanical Tours

Created by VBGA Volunteer Guides

2020 Self-Guided Botanical Tours

Winter 2020/2021: Learning the Trees
Summer 2020: A Summer Stroll
Autumn 2020: Plants, Myths, Legends and Superstitions
February / March 2020: Waiting For Spring

Alternative Language tours 
Français/French Tour
Español/Spanish Tour
中文/Mandarin Tour
Italiana/Italian Tour
Deutsche/German Tour


2019 Self-Guided Tours

Tour Published
Plant Diversity of the Sino-Himalayan, Part 1 Winter 2018/19
The Weeping Trees February & March
West Coast Wild April
A Marvelous Medley Awaits You May
What makes a Botanical Garden “Botanical” September
Plant Diversity of the Sino-Himalayan, Part 2 December

2018 Self-Guided Tours

Tour Published
The Pine Family February & March
Maples and other Treemendous Trees April
Spring has Sprung May
Pretty Poison June
Summer Stroll July / August
“Bard-ening”: The Plant’s The Thing September
The Age of Trees October

2017 Self-Guided Tours

Tour Published
The Legacy of Plant Explorer David Douglas March & April
Marvelous May May
Unique Edibles in the Garden June / July
A Summer Stroll August
The Garden Through Monet’s Eyes September
Woodland Paths October
Head for the Hills Part 2  Nov 17 – Jan 18

2016 Self-Guided Tours

Tour Published
The Legacy of a Plant Explorer: Archibald Menzies February / March
The Geologic History of Plants April
Marvelous May May
Unique Edibles in the Garden June
Summer Walk July/ August 2016
Bard in the Garden September
Tree-mendous Trees October
Head for the Hills Winter 2016 / 2017

Photo Credit for Banner: Eleanor Brockenshire 2019