Garden Tours

The Hermitage Gardens are open free to the public year-round during normal Museum hours. Specialty garden tours led by the Curator of Gardens and Grounds are offered seasonally by reservation.

Through the Garden Gate Tours

TGarden tour led by the Curator of Gardens and Groundshrough the Garden Gate is a walking tour of The Hermitage gardens led by Yolima Carr, Curator of Gardens and Grounds. This tour not only introduces guests to the variety of plants that have a home at the Hermitage, but provides a fascinating and in-depth look into the history and future of the gardens as well. Mrs. Sloane desired the gardens to be a continuation of her efforts from within the home, and Through the Garden Gate allows guests to see how the picturesque gardens at the Hermitage deserve to be called living art.

The cost for Through the Garden Gate is $8 for non-members and $5 for members. Reservations are required and walkups are not accepted. Reservations will be taken until 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the scheduled tour. To book a tour, contact Lil Acosta by email here or by phone at (757) 423-2052.