Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Botanical Tours


Take a self-guided tour of the San Diego Zoo's spectacular gardens and plant collections any time you choose, with the brochures below. Find your way with your Zoo map, and learn more about the interesting, beautiful, and endangered specimens of our prized plant collections.



Botanical Tour brochures made possible through the generosity of The Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation.

Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey

Join us each month to celebrate our botanical collection, featuring a special Botanical Bus Tour at 2 p.m., Orchid House open hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Carnivorous Plant Greenhouse open hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Friday, December 21, 2018

Orchid Odyssey

Join us for additional Orchid House open hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Sunday:

  • Sunday, December 9, 2018