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Garden Etiquette

In order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the Garden for all visitors, we ask you to take the following rules into consideration:

  • No food or drinks are allowed. Unfortunately, the Garden is not able to accommodate picnic lunches. 
  • Only service animals are allowed into the Garden.
  • Only feed the fish with food provided by the Garden. Koi food is available at certain times of the day. See our schedule for more details.
  • No dumping of animals of any kind into the pond (i.e. fish, turtles, etc.)
  • Do not throw anything into, or attempt to retrieve something from, the pond. If you drop something in, let the Garden staff know and they will retrieve it for you.
  • Running is prohibited.
  • Bikes are not allowed inside the garden. A bike rack is provided outside the side gate.
  • All forms of smoking are prohibited.  
  • Please stay on the pathways at all times. Please do not step over barriers, climb trees, enter waterfall areas, or step into the raked rock garden.
  • Do not hang on to or hang anything off of branches.
  • Noncommercial photography is permitted, but the usage of a tripod, props, light reflectors, or other large equipment is not. Please no professional photography without advance approval from the garden director. 
  • Sketching and watercolor painting are allowed if all art materials are on a protective sheet to avoid staining sidewalks and benches. No oil painting is allowed.

Thank you for your cooperation!