Have questions about the Garden? Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. For any questions not addressed, please contact us at 602-274-8700 or email us at info@jfgphx.org.


May I bring food inside the garden?

The Garden does not allow outside food and drink, except water, in the Garden. We encourage visitors to take in the beauty and tranquility of the garden and then picnic next door at Margaret T. Hance Park.

How much does it cost to get into the garden? 

Adults: $10

Seniors: $8

Students: $7

Military: $7

Youth (ages 6-17): $7

Children (ages 0-6): Free

Am I allowed to take photographs inside the garden?

General admission visitors may take pictures to capture memories of your visit!  If you are visiting the garden as an amateur or professional photographer using any type of camera and your intent is to use the garden as a backdrop for posed photos, you must contact the office in advance and book a photo shoot time.  There are additional fees attached and you are not considered a general admission visitor. Please call 602-274-8700 or email info@jfgphx.org.

Can I volunteer at the garden?

We are always in need of volunteers! Fill out the online volunteer application from which is located here. If you are planning a large group or company group please contact our volunteer coordinator directly at volunteers@jfgphx.org.


May I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed in the Garden. Service dogs (guide dog, signal dog, or other dog trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability) are allowed. There is little shade in our parking lot and it is dangerous to leave your pets in the car or outside the garden. Please kindly leave your pets at home.

Can I feed the fish?

Unfortunately guests can no longer purchase koi food to feed our fish due to the attraction of other undesirable wildlife.


How much time should I spend at the garden?

We have found that thirty minutes to an hour will allow you to see the entire Garden at a comfortable pace. However, guests are free to enjoy the Gardens as long as they prefer during our open hours.


Can I have my wedding or special event here?

Thank you for your interest in having your special day at the Garden! You may view more information here, or email rental@jfgphx.org to inquire. 

Is the garden wheelchair accessible?

The Garden's parking, restrooms, and facilities are wheelchair and motorized scooter accessible. A wheelchair is available on a first come first serve basis. Please call us to check on availability before your visit at 602-290-6609.


Can I donate my koi fish?

We cannot accept koi donations, please contact the Valley of the Sun Koi Club instead by calling 480-789-0320. 


Is there a fee to tour the garden?

Docent led Private Tours and School Tours are available by reservation. Click here for more information.


Is there parking at the garden?

Yes, the Garden has a free parking lot.



Frequently Asked Questions