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.

Come to Gibbs Gardens and ride our tram!

The trams operate daily, Tuesday through Sunday. The Japanese Gardens tram runs 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and the Manor House Gardens tram operates 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The last departure from the Arbor Café tram stop to both the Manor House and Japanese Gardens is 3:30 p.m., with NO return service to the Arbor Café tram stop.  Visitors taking the last tram departures will be responsible for returning to the Welcome Center on foot.  An all-day tram pass is only $5.00 per person, plus tax, which allows the visitor unlimited access to both trams during the day of their visit.