WINTER WONDER BUS TOURS. Take a narrated bus tour and drink in the peaceful serenity of the winter landscape. Enjoy plant forms revealed by the season, or freshly frosted with snow. Discover the best places to spot wildlife. Enjoy the Harrison Sculpture Garden at High Point. Offered every Saturday in January at noon and 1:30 p.m. Free with gate admission, but visitors must get a ticket at the information desk prior to boarding.

TRAM TOURS. Come on board the Arboretum Trumpet Creeper Tram for a narrated tour of the 1,215 acres of gardens and woodlands highlighting the many collections, display gardens and demonstration gardens. The tram accommodates 42 people with one wheelchair space. 

Tram tours are offered the following days/times from May 1 through mid October, 2015:

  • Mondays at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m.
  • Tues.-Sun. at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30, 3 p.m.

The cost for the tram ride is $5, with children 2 and under free. Tickets are for sale at the Oswald Visitor Center on a first- come, first-served basis.

FREE PUBLIC TOURS. Enjoy a free docent-led "Arboretum Seasonal Highlights" walking tour focusing on seasonal blooms in the Walking Area Gardens at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, and at 1 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, May 1 - mid October. Arboretum Highlight tours convey the essence of the Arboretum's mission and work. Departs from the Great Hall, Oswald Visitor Center.

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