Learn to be a tour guide for the Friends of the Public Garden and introduce visitors to the history, sculpture, and horticulture of America’s first public botanical garden by giving a guided tour through this treasured oasis.


We’re happy to announce that our 2019 tour guide class is now full. Thank you for all the interest in our tour guide program!

Open Call for Tour Guides for Next Year, 2020: Calling all enthusiastic park lovers!

In the fall of 2019, the Friends will begin recruiting new volunteer tour guides to add to our successful Public Garden tour program Untold Stories of the Public Garden. We are looking for men and women who are passionate about the trees, plantings, sculpture, and history of the Public Garden and who want to share that knowledge and enthusiasm with others. Training is provided and begins in during the winter of 2020.

If you would like to submit your name and email to receive information about our upcoming 2020 training season, including information session dates, please contact the office by calling 617-723-8144 or emailing [email protected].

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