Getting Around the Garden

Walking

The Garden is designed to be enjoyed at a walking pace, with many meandering pathways and gardens just waiting to be discovered during a leisurely stroll. Over 32 hectares (80acres) of cultivated gardens, plus indoor showhouses and natural areas,  means a lot of delightful ground to cover. For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend dressing for the weather, including comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle and a hat.

Bee Line (Hop-on, Hop-off Tram Service)

Welcome to the Bee Line, a free tram service that loops around the Garden with stops at key locations. Ideal for visitors who want to see it all but might find the whole garden too far to walk, or who have small children with little legs. Schedule varies and is subject to availability.

Note: The Bee Line is an unguided service. Its intended use is for patrons who are able to walk and enjoy the Garden, but would like some assistance getting between areas. For guests who are unable to walk, we recommend taking one of our guided tours to enjoy the Garden from seated comfort throughout the tour.

Accessibility

An extensive brick pathway system makes much of the Garden accessible and enjoyable from wheelchairs and strollers. Some pathways have less-accessible surfaces (grass, wood chips, gravel, uneven surfaces, natural areas). Some areas have steep inclines or stairs where wheelchairs will require assistance.