Horticulture Tours

Tours are generally at 10 am, on first or second Saturdays.

Children must be 10 years of age or older.

Horticulture tours walk schedule for June 7 – Oct. 5 events.
Participants could be invited to stay after for a brief 45 minute educational hands-on volunteer activity (other volunteers invited to join) and bring lunch for a picnic.
Tour guide: Jan Busco, Horticulturist, native plant expert and author.
Jan has worked with native plants for more than three decades and is the curator of MNA’s gardens and grounds. She has written three books on western native plants; Native Plants for High-Elevation Western Gardens (Fulcrum Press 2010, 2004), First Garden: How to get Started in Southwestern Gardening (Cool Springs Press 2005) and First Garden: How to get Started in California Gardening.

Tickets are $25 for the general public; $10 for members.

Upcoming Tours

Horticulture Tour: Community Garden, Meadows
Saturday, September 7, 10 am
Discover the fullness of falls wild bounty on this tour with MNA Horticulturist Jan Busco. See the native plant research plots and learn which native plants are most successful in local landscaping. Be prepared to walk outdoors through rugged terrain, as this small group tour will go into the meadows. An optional 45 minute educational hands-on volunteer activity follows the tour and participants are invited to bring lunch for a picnic.

Horticulture Tour: Grasses, seeds and asters
Saturday, October 5, 10 am
Get to know our native plants, particularly grasses and asters, and experience their fall colors. Learn how and why native seed is collected. MNA Horticulturist Jan Busco leads this small group tour around the museum exhibitions building and along the nature trail. This is the final horticulture tour of the seasonAn optional 45 minute educational hands-on volunteer activity follows the tour and participants are invited to bring lunch for a picnic.