Visitation Policies

visitation policies


Daily Visitation
We are currently open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 8 am - 6 pm. Members may enter the Garden without a reservation. The general public will need to pre-purchase tickets. Please be aware that the Garden could be at capacity if you arrive without a ticket. We are open with updated measures in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff, including limited visitation, touchless ticket sales, increased sanitization and social-distance policies, among others. Last admission is an hour before the closing, at 5 pm. We ask all visitors to follow new social-distancing policies, including the wearing of masks for everyone over the age of 2, avoiding contact with other guests and staff, exiting at the proper times and following other safety guidelines that are in place.

Our open days, times and policies are subject to change. CalBG will follow County and State guidelines as we work together to ensure the safety of garden visitors, staff and our larger community.

Heat Policy
Summer is here! With this in mind, we have enacted a heat policy to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff. Each day at 5 pm, we will review the forecast on Weather Underground. If the high temperature is predicted to be 100° or above, the Garden's hours will be modified for the following day, changing to 8 am - 11 am and 3 pm - 6 pm. We will make announcements about these modifications on the homepage of our website,

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, older adults and guests of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to visit. By visiting CalBG, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.