Your admission fee gives you access to all areas of the Garden and includes an explanatory map of the Garden. The Garden has an excellent DVD which plays in the Reception Hall and is an informative introduction to the Garden’s history and place in the city. There are storyboards as you wander around and, if you have questions, our friendly staff are always keen for a chat.
You need to book guided tours in advance. Our knowledgeable guides will show you around the Garden for an hour so you can learn more about its history and construction, and the philosophy and design of Chinese scholar’s gardens.
Groups are also most welcome. Each tour can accommodate 12 – 15 people so that it is comfortable and accessible for everyone. Up to four tours can operate at any given time in the Garden, but all bookings must be arranged and confirmed in advance.
These tours are $20.00 per person. Contact the ticket office for more details.
Acoustiguide Audio Tour
Take an insightful audio tour of the Garden and its many features with an Acoustiguide.
The audio tour allows you to explore the garden at your own pace with a narration of about half an hour. There are ten featured locations in the Garden, each described charmingly by former Dunedin Mayor, Peter Chin.
It’s a great way to learn more about the history of the garden, gain cultural insights, and discover the significance of the Garden to the city.
Cost: $5 each
Duration: 30-40 minutes