The Garden is open on designated Open Days. Docent-led tours of the Garden will commence on the hour at 9AM, 10AM, and 11AM. Tours are typically around an hour. We encourage our guests to arrive ten minutes or so before the top of the hour to sign in. We currently do not allow guests to independently tour the garden.
There are no more Open Days scheduled for 2020.
Private and group docent-led tours are available for members only or groups of 10 or more, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 AM. Call 979.826.3232 or Contact Us to schedule a tour. Non-Open Day tours are free for members.
Open Saturdays from 9AM – 5PM.
M-F by appointment. Call 979.826.3232
Guest parking is located just inside the entrance off of FM 359 Rd. between the soil bins and FM 359. Signs mark the parking area.
Guests should walk down the path at the south side of the parking area which will take you to the office where our staff will sign you in, offer you water, and direct you where to convene before the tour.
Unfortunately neither the paths nor the bathrooms are ADA accessible. The paths contain numerous steps and roots and thus are unable to accommodate walkers, wheelchairs and strollers.
There are two single-person restrooms, one at the east end of the building which houses the office, and one inside the house behind the office. There are no restrooms in the garden itself.
We will provide guests water upon sign in. Guests may also bring their own water on the tour.
South Texas can be warm 9 or 10 months out of the year and very hot between June and September. Guests should wear sunscreen, comfortable clothing and a hat. Tour docents try to keep guests in the shade as much as possible but portions of the tour are in full sun.
Absolutely! We encourage you to take photographs. If you post them on social media, please include the hashtag #jfgarden.
There are some plants it is advisable not to touch, but we do allow guests to smell flowers, feel leaves and touch bark wherever safe; however, we ask that you not break a leaf, snap a stem or pick a seed.
No. The John Fairey Garden is a no-smoking property.