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Chester M Alter Arboretum

Arboretum Tours

campus tour

Bring your garden club, church group, civic organization or other group and explore the Chester M Alter Arboretum with a guided walking tour. Our group tours, offered May through September, are designed to provide you with a personalized, close-up look at the arboretum to learn about our gardens, history, and plant collections.  Each tour is lead by an experienced staff and lasts approximately an hour. We advise you wear comfy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and bring water since tours will take you into uneven grassy areas and sunny spots.

Upcoming Tours

May 14, 2014- 10:00 am - 11:00 am Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
May 30, 2014- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
June 11, 2014- 10:00 am - 11:00 am Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
June 27, 2014- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
July 9, 2014- 10:00 am - 11:00 am Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
July 25, 2014- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
August 13, 2014- 10:00 am - 11:00 am Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
August 29, 2014- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
September 10, 2014- 10:00 am - 11:00 am Harpers Humanities Garden Tour
September 26, 2014- 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Harpers Humanities Garden Tour

Registration

To register for any of the above tours, or arrange one for separate date, please call or e-mail Francesca Aguirre-Wong at (303) 871-4350 or francesca.aguirre@du.edu. All persons must register for any of the upcoming tours at least 1 day prior to the tour. If you are arranging a tour for a separate date, please call at least 10 business days prior to the date desired for your tour for scheduling.

After your tour, please tell us about your experience by filling out our survey.

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Meeting Place

All tours will meet at the arboretum information kiosk located on the southwest corner of the Mary Reed building.

Cost

All guided tours are free! Donations are gladly accepted through our donation site.

Late arrivals or last-minute cancellations

Please call to inform us if you are running late or have to cancel at the last minute. In most cases, you will be provided with the cell phone number of the tour guide ahead of time. If you are more than 30 minutes late, we reserve the right to shorten or cancel your tour.

Parking

If your group is not coming by bus, please carpool, as parking is limited. There is a metered parking lot south of the Mary Reed Building called the Cherrington Hall/Mary Reed lot.

Self-Guided Groups

Not interested in a guided tour? No problem. Your group is free to tour on their own at no charge. However, please make a reservation anyway so we can help maximize your group's enjoyment. Visitor maps are available at the kiosk on the southwest corner of the Mary Reed Building or online.