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 is required, please see links below. Tours 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:

Summer schedule

The 2015 Watch It Grow Tours will focus on a number of our more highly requested topics which include:  trees, sun and shade loving plants, bird and butterfly gardens, and plants in and around animal exhibits. Each tour will cover subjects ranging from specimen plants, plant identification, proper plant selection, cultural practices, pollinator plants and a variety of gardening tips and hints from our experts to help make sure your gardens grow.

Come join us for these informative tours. As always they are free with Zoo admission but you must pre-register online. Tour space is limited and fills up quickly so please register online using the links provided below:

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

Bird and Butterfly Gardens
Wednesday, August 19

Plants in and Around Animal Exhibits
Wednesday, September 16

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