Schedule an Educational Guided Tour

Guided Educational Tours of the gardens are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with prior reservations. Please see our events page for upcoming, pre-scheduled tours that are open to the public as well. 

Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance so that we may prepare better for your tour. Tours of our Learning Gardens and Lane Avenue Gardens are available from May 15th through December 21st.  

If you would like to schedule a tour, click here. We will review your request and, if the time you requested is available, we will confirm your request.

Trellis Entrance to the Lane Ave. GardenPre-arranged tours meet at the entrance to our Lane Ave. Gardens, which can be located by following directions to the Agriculture Administration Building at 2120 Fyffe Rd., Columbus, OH 43210. 

Tours are given rain or shine, unless storm conditions (lightning) pose a safety hazard. Typically our tours last 60 minutes. Our tours are designed with adults and undergraduates in mind. We encourage you to bring children into our gardens to view and explore the plants and wildlife. Dogs are welcome to walk with you at Chadwick Arboretum, but must be on a leash.

Guided Tour Rates

Until May 15th, 2021, tours will be offered at no charge to groups of less than 15 individuals. 


To view a map showing the various parking locations around Chadwick Arboretum & Learning gardens, click Chadwick Arboretum Map. For a map of all parking locations on the OSU campus, click here.

Tour buses can drop off participants at 2001 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210 at the turnaround in front of Howlett Hall. Parking for the tour buses is available in the parking lot at 2121 Fyffe Road – between Woody Hayes Drive and Lane Avenue, just west of Fyffe Road.

Pay-n-Display or Pay-by-Plate parking pay machines are available for visitors. Machines are located in the parking lots of Agriculture Administration Building, Plumb Hall, and Parker Food Science Building as well as throughout campus. To pay for parking, access the nearest Pay-by-Plate machine (clearly marked by directional signs). Enter your license plate number and select the form of payment and amount of parking time desired, as indicated by printed instructions on the Pay-by-Plate machine. Since verification of payment is done via license plate, it is imperative to enter your license plate information correctly. Please verify all information before finalizing your transaction. Machines do not provide change or refunds.

Parking Rates

 Time  Fee
 Daily  $2.25 per hour
 Off-Peak Evenings (6:00 p.m. - midnight) and Weekends   Maximum $9.25






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