Learn gardening techniques from our Horticulture professionals

Find out what’s growing!

When visiting the Toledo Zoo you probably enjoy seeing your favorite animals, but have you ever marveled at the lush landscapes, strolled through our beautiful gardens, or noticed an exotic species of plant, flower, shrubs, or trees?  Our Garden Tour series allows you to meet and learn from the zoo professionals who make it all happen—our Horticulture staff!

Tours are free with Zoo admission. Pre-registration for the summer tours is not necessary unless indicated; just meet at the Zoo’s Conservatory at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Tour the Zoo’s historic greenhouse and gardens to find out what’s growing!

Watch It Grow Garden Tours 2015 Schedule:

Greenhouse Tour

Wednesday, March 18, 10:30am - 12 noon
This tour is now full
This tour is free with Zoo admission but you must register for the tour online or contact us by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with a name, phone number, and number of participants. Limit to 30 visitors. Group will be divided in half for a two part program including behind the scenes greenhouse tour and plant propagation program.

Summer schedule

The 2015 Watch It Grow Garden Tours will focus on the area near the Ziem’s Conservatory, which includes the rose, vegetable, butterfly, Van Auken, herb and formal gardens.  You will be able to see how these lovely gardens grow and change throughout the season.  The tours will cover topics such as soil preparation, plant identification and selection, fertilization, watering, pruning, cultural practices, and gardening hints from the experts. 

Come join us and see how the Zoo’s beautiful gardens grow, bloom, and change throughout the season.

Tours are from 10:30 a.m. to Noon.  Meet at Ziem’s Conservatory, and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Wednesday, June 17

Wednesday, July 15

Wednesday, August 19

Wednesday, September 16

Click here for more detailed information about our conservatory, gardens and Horticulture at the Toledo Zoo.