For local residents or visitors to Madison, we can provide a tour to suit your interests, time, and mobility.

University Groups

Tours can be tailored for topics specific to class content and needed field experience.

Bus Tours

Many local senior centers bring groups on their own buses. We provide the naturalist as you tour along the Arboretum road to see the restored prairies and forests, Longenecker Horticultural Gardens, and historic Civilian Conservation Corps camp buildings.

Walking Tours

For exercise groups, college or extension classes, garden clubs, woodland owners, convention spouses, or any group that wants an informative Arboretum tour. We offer a range of topics, or inquire about others.

  • Ecosystem samplers
  • Ecological restoration
  • Spring wildflowers
  • Summer wildflowers
  • Fall wildflowers
  • Fall color
  • Lilacs, crabapples, and magnolias
  • Shade trees
  • Native plant gardening
  • Birds and bees

Please see tour resources page to help you plan your visit.