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May 1 through October 31, Tuesday – Sunday  9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Central Time)

CLOSED to the public on Mondays. Become a member and have access from dawn to dusk 365 days a year! Membership options start as low as under $5/month for individuals, and under $7/month for families!


Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central Time) – (Weather permitting: 45 degrees or above and NO precipitation)


1-Day Pass (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday): $10

Senior Rate (65+): $7

Discount Day (Thursday): $5 for everyone

Children 12 and under: FREE everyday!

Active Duty Military: FREE everyday (must show ID)

One-time professional photo shoot: $10 admission/person 


The main paths throughout the entire gardens are paved, allowing for easier mobility. There are also several areas (benches and picnic tables) to sit and rest at along the way. 


Explore Friendship Botanic Gardens like never before with a guided, cart tour from one of our Board or staff members. Tours are typically an hour long and may be scheduled for weekdays or weekends.


Weekday tours: General admission fee plus $35 per tour guide.

Weekend tours: General admission fee plus $40 per tour guide. 

Tours can be walking or riding (carts seat 5 people).

Tours MUST be scheduled 7 days in advance to allow for scheduling.

Please contact or call (219)-878-9885 to book a tour or for more information.