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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): $9

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: $9 admission/person plus $20 one-time photographer fee 


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.