Botanic Garden site established in 1934; Japanese Garden begun in 1970.
Botanic Garden open daily 8am; gates locked at 11pm; Closed half day on Christmas and New Year's Days Conservatory: Mon-Fri, 10am - 9pm, Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 1pm - 6pm Japanese Garden: November - March, open every day except Christmas, 10am - 5pm; April - October, open every day, 9am - 7pm. Entry gates close 30 minutes prior to closing time.
Botanic Garden free. Conservatory: Adults $1, Seniors $0.50, children 4-12, $0.50, 4 and under, free Japanese Garden: Adults, $2,50 weekends, $2 weekdays
Children ages 4-12, $1
Seniors, $0.50 off regular admission
Children under 4, free
Tour groups and special activity groups pay regular admission on weekdays.
Added to JGarden:
Since before anyone remembers
It has been clear
Shining like silver
Though the moonlight penetrates it and the wind ruffles it
No trace of either remains.
Today I would not dare to expound the secret of the stream bed
But I can tell you
That the blue dragon is coiled there.
Muso Soseki trans. by W.S. Merwin and Soiku Shigematsu 14th century