Dog Walking Hours

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Sunday October 30

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9:00 AM  –  9:30 AM


ATTN: If you are a member, please sign in before purchasing tickets. Your discount will apply once your tickets have been added to the cart. 

Howl-o-ween Costume Contest

October 30

This month’s dog walking hours are happening so close to Halloween, we’ve decided to up the ante. We invite you AND your four-legged friend(s) to come to the Garden dressed in costume for our Howl-o-ween Costume Contest. Take a picture of you and/or your pup dressed in costume in the Garden on October 30 and post it on Instagram using hashtag #SCBGCostumeContest and be entered to win 2 tickets to our upcoming light exhibit (more info on that to come soon!). Tickets for dog walking hours are same as General Admission (free for Members and up to $15 for non-members), plus $5 per dog.


By purchasing a ticket, you agree to the Garden's following rules: 

  • Dogs must be attended and on a leash at all times while onsite (onsite includes parking lot). Guests with dogs unattended or off-leash will be asked to leave the Garden immediately.
  • Keep 6’ apart from other humans AND dogs! This is for everyone’s safety.
  • All non-vaccinated humans must wear a cloth face mask in all designated areas of the Garden for anyone 2 years and older.
  • All dogs must be socialized and have updated vaccinations and registrations.
  • For the safety of both your dog and the natural environment, stay on established paved and dirt paths, routes and trails. This protects all life forms (plants and animals)!
  • By participating in Special Dog Walking Hours, owners take full responsibility for their dog’s/dogs’ behavior.
  • Please leave the Garden as you found it! Clean up after your dog. Bags are available throughout the Garden.
  • Please be sure to check out our Plan Your Visit page for Garden rules, full COVID-19 procedures and more