Garden Etiquette

For the enjoyment of all visitors, and to ensure a memorable experience, advance registration is strongly recommended. Entry to the Garden is by vehicle only. Parking is complimentary. Self-guided Garden Guides and maps are available at the ticket kiosk.

We look forward to your visit!

Please observe the following rules of Garden Etiquette:

  • At all times, children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The only animals permitted in the garden other than Greenwood’s own collection are certified service animals. 
  • For your safety and the safety of the animals in Greenwood’s collection, do not feed, chase, or provoke domestic animals and/or wildlife. Please enjoy the animals from a safe distance.
  • Due to the uneven paths and stairways, strollers are not permitted in the garden. For your convenience, we offer stroller parking on the East Terrace.
  • Bicycles and scooters are not permitted.
  • Food and beverages are to be enjoyed in Adelaide’s only. Only personal water bottles are permitted in the garden itself. Please note: Adelaide’s is an outdoor covered pavilion where you can enjoy the food and beverages you bring with you. Snacks and hot/cold drinks are available in the Welcome Center.
  • Garden photography is permitted so long as it does not interfere with the on-site experience of other visitors, such as blocking pathways and views. The use of tripods, screens, and props is not permitted.
  • Special occasion posed photography is not permitted for weddings, engagements, pregnancies, birthdays, proms, graduations, and other similar events, whether by professional, semi-pro, or amateur photographers. Greenwood reserves the right to determine what constitutes a formal posed photography session and will curtail sessions that do not fit our guidelines noted above.
  • Drone photography is not permitted.
  • Keep cell phones in silent mode so all visitors can enjoy our quiet oasis.
  • Remove all personal trash when you depart.
  • At all times, clothing and shoes must be worn.


Please refrain from the following:

  • Formal posed photography
  • Obstructing pathways
  • Entering ponds or water features
  • Touching or climbing on statuary
  • Entering areas that are roped off
  • Picking flowers or berries
  • Entering or disturbing plant beds
  • Tree climbing
  • Feeding, chasing, or provoking domestic animals and/or wildlife
  • Picnicking in the garden
  • Bringing blankets and chairs
  • Sunbathing
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages
  • Smoking or vaping
  • Playing active sports
  • Playing audible music
  • Flying drones
  • Making fires
  • Gathering for events
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