Accessibility in the gardens


The Rose Arbor in summer.

The Rose Arbor in summer.

Jim Gibbs wants every Gibbs Gardens’ visitor to enjoy a wonderful experience. Gibbs Gardens has handicapped parking near the garden entrance. The Valley Gardens are wheelchair accessible. The Welcome Center (ticketing, restrooms and The Seasons gift store) and the Arbor Café are also wheelchair accessible.

The paths in our Valley Gardens are easy to traverse; they are quite level and wide. There are many benches—126 in the Valley Gardens alone—to provide a comfortable place to sit and rest or just time to relax and take in the beauty of the gardens.

The paths are covered with a ground granite composition that stays firm in dry weather. However, it may soften following rain. As such, visitors who must traverse the Gardens either by wheelchair or electric scooter should call the Gardens on the day of their visit to see if our Pathway Restriction, which prohibits the use of wheelchairs or electric scooters on our pathways, is in place.


hazardOn days when our Pathway Restrictions are in effect, we will post this icon and
and information related to the restriction under “Weather Alert” on the home page
of our website as well as a “Weather Alert” notification on our Facebook page.

The Manor House Gardens are not wheelchair or electric scooter accessible due to its terrain. The Gardens does not rent wheelchairs.


  • The trams operate daily, Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • During our Daffodil season, March 1 to approximately mid-April, our trams only run to our Daffodil Gardens.
  • There is no tram service to the Japanese Gardens or the Manor House.
  • The last departure from the Arbor Café tram stop to the Daffodil Gardens is at 3:30 p.m., and please note, there is NO return service to the Arbor Café tram stop.
  • Visitors taking the last tram departure can only return to the Welcome Center on foot, so please be sure you have the ability to do so.
  •  An all-day tram pass is $5.00 per person, plus tax, which allows a guest unlimited access to tram service during the day of their visit.