Arboretum & Botanical Garden Event Spaces

 The outdoor gardens are available to rent from mid-April through October. They are available for wedding ceremonies only; receptions and other events must be held indoors.

Large Gardens

(Fees are for a three hour block)

Burke Garden- … is an English country style garden with abundantly blooming perennials including iris, lupine, bleeding heart, delphinium, foxglove, and campanula. Surrounding three central flowerbeds and adjoining lawn (which accommodates approximately 75 people seated and 100 standing) are lovely flowerbeds and spring blooming shrubs. Located directly behind the Ranch House. 2015 Garden use fee is $525 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

Honey’s Garden- …is just a short walk down the hill from the Ranch House and across a vine-draped covered bridge. Honey's Garden features primarily yellow and white flowering shrubs and roses. A seasonal waterfall cascades over large boulders and into a series of pools. There is a grassy area in front of the waterfall, and a gravel clearing which can accommodate up to 100 people seated and 150 people standing. 2015 Garden use fee is $825 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

Plaza Garden- …is a colorful display of perennials and flowering trees adjoining the May Museum courtyard. The Plaza Garden can elegantly extend the available outdoor space of the Museum. The garden can accommodate 100 seated or 150 standing. 2015 Garden use fee is $525 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

Small Gardens

(Fees are for a two hour block)


Kristen’s Garden- …...is a more intimate garden, featuring a grape and wisteria-bedecked gazebo. Magnolia, iris, lavender, lamb's ear and peony bloom in the spring and a profusion of michaelmas daisy provides vibrant color in the fall. Kristen's Garden is suitable for smaller gatherings of 25 or fewer people. 2015 Garden use fee is $100 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

Evans Creek Bridge Garden- …is a secluded, partially covered deck amidst overhanging willows. The Evans creek flows through the wetlands beneath the bridge. This informal shady location can accommodate 25 or fewer people. No electricity is available in this area. 2015 Garden use fee is $100 plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning security deposit

Columbus Gazebo- . . . is a vine covered gazebo located amidst the Kleiner Oak Grove just above the wetlands. This shady gazebo and bench area can accommodate 25 or fewer people. No electricity is available in this area. 2015 Garden use fee is $100 with a 2-hour minimum plus a $250.00 refundable cleaning/security deposit

Contact Us

To book an appointment, please call 775-785-4153.