While the gardens at Government House are open to the public free of charge, the Friends offer guided walking tours upon request for those looking for a more in-depth visit. There is no fixed tour schedule.
The guided tours cost $15 per person with a minimum fee of $75 for five or fewer people. The tour fee helps to support the work of the Society and is waived for some groups, e.g. from a school or university.
The tours, which can last from 45 to 90 minutes, visit most of the 20+ gardens on the estate and provide information about the landscape, trees, unique plants, history, and how the gardens are cared for by 200+ volunteers.