Visitor and Education Center

The Visitor and Education Center, completed in 1999, is a popular facility frequently rented by civic and business groups for meetings and retreats. The large projection screen, sound system and kitchen facilities are included in the rental price. Easy-to-move folding tables and padded chairs offer comfort and flexibility in the room arrangement. Walking through the gardens during free time refreshes mind and spirit. Churches and schools use the Center and gardens often for spiritual and educational programs.

Rental Inquiry Packet

Capacity {Distanced Capacity, masks currently required indoors}

  • Board meeting: 20-25 {10-12}
  • Classroom: 35-40 {16-18}
  • Lecture: 75 {25}
  • Banquet: 60-80 {20-25*}
  • Ceremony: 150 {25-40*}

*Depending on number of family groups who may be seated together.


*The rates listed below do not apply to weddings and are not available on Saturdays during peak wedding season.  Click here for wedding rates.

  • $125 provides 5-hour use
  • $200 provides 10-hour use
  • $25/hour for additional hours

Includes kitchen, Education Room (holds up to 100 people in chairs or 75 at tables and chairs).  Large screen and public announcement system also included. Renter needs to bring own projector.

Renter is responsible for set-up and tear-down, or can add the staff set-up/take-down fee (see rental inquiry packet).


A $100 damage deposit is required for all non-wedding rentals to reserve the space.  This fee is in addition to rental fees and will be returned to the renter following a satisfactory inspection of the facility by arboretum staff.