A reservation is required for all visits to the Reserve, we do not host regularly scheduled public visiting hours. This means that some simple planning is necessary before you arrive. Please visit our Tours, Tickets, & Events page for more options.
All tours begin at 10 am and we ask visitors to arrive at 9:45am. Tours last about 2 to 2.5 hours.
Our rates vary for different events and tours. Please check our Tours, Tickets, & Events page for more details.
Notice of cancellation more than 3 days prior to the tour or event date is eligible for a full refund minus 10%. Cancellation between 1-3 days’ notice of a tour will is eligible for a 50% refund. Less than 24 hours’ notice or no-call/no-show cancellations will not be refunded or rescheduled
Directions to Southern Highlands Reserve can be found here. We encourage you to print these directions prior to coming as GPS service is unreliable.
Yes, photographs are encouraged during tours and events in designated areas. However, we request no photographs in the main lodge. Photography outside of tours and events is currently not permitted. Please note, photography publication is not permitted without permission from the Executive Director
No, pets are not allowed on the property. However, service animals are welcome. Please let us know if you will be bringing your service animal so we can plan accordingly.
Plants are available for purchase during each of our on-site tours and events. Furthermore, we offer a Native Plant Sale once a year.
Visit our Ask a Horticulturist page to submit your question.
Visitors tour the Reserve on turf, mulch and gravel pathways, and boardwalks. The ground is generally even, with slight elevation changes. While much of the Reserve is accessible via wheelchair, some areas are inaccessible. Bathrooms within the main lodge are accessible for those with disabilities. If you have specific questions, please email info@southernhighlandsreserve.org.
At this time we do not allow private events to be hosted on site.
The Reserve is a tobacco, smoke-free and vape-free facility. Please abstain from partaking while on property, including our parking area.
We have two bathrooms that are available to visitors at our main lodge. No bathrooms are available along the trails.
We do not have a cafe or dining facility. No food or beverages are available for purchase. Unless food is specified as included in your tour or event, we encourage visitors to bring their own picnic lunches and beverages (no alcohol please). Water fountains and trashcans/recycling are available.