Tour Requests

The University of Wisconsin Botany Garden Greenhouse welcomes visitors to participate in educational tours. Here are some important steps to a meaningful facility visit. See below for the online tour request form.




Dwarf Stellar Pelargonium
Dwarf Stellar Pelargonium. (Photo by Raya Ronaghy)


Please take these facility rules seriously:

  • Look at the plants, but do not touch them.
  • Move carefully in the greenhouses.
  • Stay on the walkways.
  • Keep doors closed.
  • Please stress the importance of these facility rules to students and chaperones before the visit.

If your class has special requirements, please contact us in advance of your visit.

  • One adult chaperone should accompany every 3 students who are between 2 and 10 years of age.
  • One adult chaperone should accompany every 5 students who are between 10 and 12 years of age.
  • Greenhouse tours start at the main entrance of Birge Hall (Botany Department) on Lincoln Drive. The building is wheelchair accessible.
  • Parking is generally available in the public ramps at Lake or Francis streets. For more information, please check Campus Map and Visitor Guide.
  • Please note that the greenhouse is a working, teaching and research facility. As such, some hazards such as wet floors, hard bench edges, and spiny or poisonous plants may be present.
  • Teachers/chaperones are responsible for the behavior of their children/students.


Tour Requests

  • Please allow 2 weeks to schedule the tour and arrange for the appropriate tour guide(s) to be assigned.

  • 15 max. per group; two time slots are required for larger groups!
  • Monday- Friday
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Tours are scheduled during the following times based on tour guide availability: Monday through Friday between the hours 8am-4pm

  • Terms and Conditions

    By selecting the checkbox, you are agreeing to the terms listed on our webpage regarding tours and space use.