Gilroy Gardens Education & Activities Packets
These workbooks include quizzes, drawing activities, word searches and more.
• Education & Activities Packet
• Self-Guided Natural Science Exploration workbook—Teacher Edition
• Self-Guided Natural Science Exploration workbook—Student Edition
Self-Guided Park Tours
Guests can pick up these free brochures at our Welcome Center or by clicking one of the links below. These valuable learning guides will help to enhance your educational experience at Gilroy Gardens. And don't forget about our volunteer Docents who are on hand to answer any questions you may have while on your self-guided park tour.
Agriculture Tour - Gilroy Gardens is located in South Santa Clara County which is a home to major agricultural cities that provide many varieties of food all over the United States and the world. The Park has designed many rides and experiences to highlight this local agricultural region.
Gardens Tour - The Park is designed with 6 distinct Gardens for our guests to enjoy, however, the beauty and unique horticultural displays continue throughout the Park. This self-guided tour provides you with information about our Gardens and other points of interest.
History & Culture Tour - Gilroy Gardens is not only about flowers, agriculture and trees. It is also pays homage to many historical sites in our geographical area. This tour provides information about parts of our property's themed sites that have historical ties.
Water & Environment Tour - Water is an important resource and vital to continue life. As such, each of our six Gardens and many of our other attractions have water elements included in their design to help demonstrate the importance of this resource. This tour will provide you with detailed information of these water elements throughout the Park and information on biofiltration, the Water Cycle and groundwater.
Gardens & Horticultural Information:
Guide to the Circus Trees - Gilroy Gardens is proud to be Home of the Circus Trees!® and to be able to share these wonders of nature. This guide provides information about the trees used, the man who created them and the creative construction of these unique wonders.