Southern Highlands Reserve

Visitor’s Season 2017

Thank you for your interest in scheduling a tour at Southern Highlands Reserve. Visitor’s Days are held the second Tuesday of each month, April – October. Guests may make reservations for Visitor’s Days and our Private Group Tours starting on March 10, 2017 through our online reservation system.

We will send out a notification via our newsletter distribution list when reservations are open. If you are not already receiving our newsletter, please sign up via the Contact page on our website.

 In the meantime, if you have questions about our upcoming tour season, please contact Holly Bowen at or reach out to us via our Contact page. We will be happy to assist your visit to the Reserve.

Thank you! We look forward to your visit in 2017.

Southern Highlands Reserve offers two types of garden tours. Visitor’s Days are best suited for first-time guests to SHR and are led by a Garden Tour Docent on the first Tuesday of the month, April – October. We also offer Group Tours to accommodate parties of 5 or more attending as first timers and for groups of repeat visitors. Group Tours offer an in-depth look at SHR and are led by our Executive Director.

Advance registration is required for all tours and events at the Reserve.

To register for a tour or event, please select the tour or event in the list below. From there, you may purchase tickets for the tour of your choice via PayPal or credit card. All registrants will receive tickets, directions and guidelines upon registration.

SHR Garden Guidelines

Southern Highlands Reserve provides a sanctuary of natural beauty inspired by the native environment on display in the gardens. To preserve the experience for all visitors, please observe these guidelines while touring the garden. Please do not drive or park on our lawn. While on the guided tour, please remain on the path at all times and do not enter into beds or other areas of the gardens without permission from the tour guide. Please stay on the lawns and paths and do not step into the beds. All buildings and gardens are smoke-free. Pets are not allowed, except service animals. Service animals must be approved by the Executive Director. Commercial photography or private photo publication is not permitted without permission from the Executive Director.

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SHR Event Cancellation Policy

Please notify SHR staff of Visitor’s Day or Group Tour cancellation prior to 3 days of the tour date. Cancellation prior to 3 days’ notice will result in a full refund. Cancellation between 1-3 days’ notice of the reserved tour will result in credit for a future Visitor’s Day or Group Tour. Less than 24 hours’ notice or no-call/no-show cancellations will not be refunded.