Visitor Guidelines

Please observe the following guidelines while visiting Jenkins:
Note: These visitor guidelines have been updated in response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. Please familiarize yourself with these guidelines before arriving at Jenkins. 

  • The gardens are currently open every day of the week from 9 am – 7 pm.  
  • Parking is limited only to designated spots in our parking lot. Street parking or idling in the street will not be permitted. If the lot is full, we encourage you to return at another time to visit. This will help us limit the number of people in the gardens at any given time, ensuring the well-being of our staff and visitors. 
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of space between you and other visitors or staff members.
  • Please wear a mask  when you are unable to maintain 6 feet of space between you and other visitors or staff members.
  • Portions of the gardens are “one-way only” to reduce the amount of interaction between visitors on our paths. Please follow directional signage throughout the gardens and walk only with members of your household. Do not gather, picnic, or block trails. Keep strolling.
  • Paths may occasionally be blocked off to allow our horticulture staff to work on garden improvement projects. Please follow directional signage for detoured walking routes.
  • Restrooms are currently open. Please wear a mask when inside the restroom.
  • Water fountains are currently unavailable. Please plan accordingly.
  • The John J. Willaman Education Center is closed until further notice.
  • Please leave your dog and any other pets at home. Service animals are welcome to join you.
  • Please do not pick flowers, plants, leaves, fruit, or seeds.
  • Please leave bikes, scooters, and sports and game equipment at home.
  • Professional photography, use of tripods, and/or drone photography is not permitted.
  • During your visit, you may be photographed by a staff or volunteer photographer. Your visitation serves as permission for the use of your image by the Arboretum.
  • Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens is a horticultural treasure to be enjoyed by all; please make sure you are respectful of staff, volunteers, visitors, and the gardens.

Please contact with questions regarding your visit.