Q & A

Please review the answers to our frequently asked questions. For any questions not addressed, please contact the gift shop inside the Garden at 602-291-9209 or the administrative offices at 602-274-8700 or email us at


May I bring food inside the garden?

No, we are a traditional stroll garden and food and drink, except water, is not allowed 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? 

General Admission: $10.00

Admission for Seniors (62+): $8.00

Military, Students with identification: $7.00

Children ages 6 and under: 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

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


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.


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 to inquire. 

Is the garden wheelchair accessible?

The Garden's parking, restrooms, and facilities are wheelchair and motorized scooter accessible.


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.




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1125 N. 3rd Avenue, 

Phoenix, Az



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Tues - Sat: 10am - 4pm

​(Last admission 3:30pm)

Mondays: Closed

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