Formal Gardens

An Enchanted Walk

With more than 80,000 flowering annuals and perennials, the formal garden is home to a variety of installations including a pollinator garden, a kitchen garden growing fresh produce used in our café, and an All-American Selection Garden that serves as just one of three testing sites for new seeds. Terraces, fountains and sculptures delight visitors and make our Formal Gardens a favorite destination. Don’t miss the iconic floral clock, sunken garden and floral flags.

1-10 & 19. Formal Garden

Passes & Memberships

Annual membership or lifetime memberships can be purchased online for your next visit to the Garden.

Day Pass Rates:

  • Pedestrian/Pedal Bike – $10
  • Military Rate – $15
  • Passenger Vehicle – $15 (off-season rate)
  • Motorcycle (per rider) – $10
  • Tour Bus/Large Groups

Annual Membership – $40
Lifetime Membership – $500