We offer many opportunities to visit the Reserve during each visitor season, April - October.

Dates for 2020 will be on our calendar after the new year.

All visits to the Reserve are guided and require reservations with the exception of the plant sale. To reserve, select an event type below and then select the calendar date of choice.

Private Tours

Private Group Tours, guided by Executive Director Kelly Holdbrooks, provide the opportunity for a deeply personal look at the true beauty and wonder of the Reserve. Group Tours are ideal for garden clubs, plant societies and master gardener groups. $350 minimum per group up to 10 people, $35 per person from 11 - 20

Visitors' Days

Visitors’ Days, held the first Tuesday of each month, provide the perfect outing for backyard gardeners, plant enthusiasts or professionals in the fields of horticulture, design and ecology. Visitors’ Days are best suited for first-time guests to SHR and are led by a Garden Tour Docent. $25 per person with a maximum of four per party

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Garden Room Tours

Experience the highlights of the season through our Garden Room Tours! These tours offer a new way to experience the Reserve similar to Visitors' Days, but focusing on a particular area that is in its peak. This is the perfect opportunity for garden lovers who have less time or are not able to walk the full tour. $15 per person

Sip & Strolls

Sip and savor seasonal delights as you stroll through the bountiful garden rooms of Southern Highlands Reserve.  This social event offers a new way to experience the Reserve, and a new location to enjoy friends old and new. $125 per person

Educational Workshops

Visit the Reserve for a variety of educational workshops including topics such as rhododendron pruning, floral design and more! These short classes will be taught by staff and area experts in their field.        Cost varies

Fireside Chats

Sit down with an expert from SHR to answer your horticultural, design and garden sustainability questions as you enjoy the luxury and hospitality of the Greystone Inn. Free and open to the public.

Plant Sale

Bring home a few of the native plants featured in the gardens of Southern Highlands Reserve. Most plants have been grown with care from hand-collected seed. Open to the public. August 23