A group tour in the Perennial Garden during the fall.

FAQs For Groups

Frequently Asked Questions for Group Visits

For Group Sales please call 718.817.8687 or e-mail grouptours@nybg.org.

  1. Although your Garden visit will entail some walking, a tram tour would provide your guests with an overview of the Garden’s 250 acres. Wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at all entry points. For more information on accessibility, please call 718.817.8687.

  2. The tram can hold a maximum of 48 passengers. However, if wheelchairs or walkers need to be transported, this number will decrease. If you select a private tram tour, we recommend 47 passengers, leaving one space open for your private tour guide. we can accommodate larger groups on multiple trams.

  3. Yes, for groups of 15 or more, we can provide special meal plans that include an exclusive area for your guests. Contact us for details on options and menus.

  4. Yes, you can bring your own food. Our public Picnic Pavilion, located just behind our Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, is open to groups. Although outdoors, the pavilion is a covered area, and is the only designated area to picnic.

  5. Approximately 45 minutes.

  6. It is approximately a 8-minute walk.

  7. The tram does not stop at the Conservatory.

  8. A 15-person minimum is required to receive the group rate.

  9. A private tram tour is a guided tour exclusively for your group.  A private tram tour is approximately 45 minutes and takes visitors around the Garden, highlighting the history and key features of the Garden.  A minimum of 30 people is required for this private tour.

    The public tram tour is an audio-narrated tour that circles around the Garden, stopping at various locations.  This tram is available for all guests with an All-Garden Pass.  Seating is first come, first serve. The public tram departs regularly from the Main Tram Stop, weather permitting and runs approximately 25 minutes.

  10. Of course! We aim to tailor the guided tour to the group.  We offer tours of all our gardens, and special requests can be made for custom tours.  Give us a call and let us help you craft the perfect tour.

  11. It is approximately an 8-minute walk.

  12. It is approximately a 10-minute walk.