Garden Tours

Columbia University Facilities is committed to enriching the lives of University students, faculty, and staff through the preservation of the Morningside campus' green spaces. These award-winning grounds are maintained by Facilities' Operations team

You can learn more about the plants and trees, including perennials and red maples, on Morningside campus by taking part in our garden tour. Please feel free to conduct a self-guided tour or, if you have a large group, email [email protected] and we will coordinate a group tour, pending availability.  

Tour Details

Visitors are encouraged to explore the campus's gardens through a self-guided tour.  Materials to assist in a self-guided tour include a list of plants on Morningside campus and Garden Tour Map and/or Disability Access Campus Map. For pre-arranged group tours, our Facilities experts in landscaping and grounds management will lead tours of the University's majestic gardens. Attendees will not be permitted to tour inside University buildings.

Self-Guided Tour Materials
Please remember to bring a plant list and tour map with you (links to items are below).

How to Register for Group Tours
Facilities grounds staff can accommodate requests for large group tours of the gardens, depending on dates and availability.  If you have a large group and want to request a group tour, please e-mail [email protected] with your request.  The tours are free of charge. 

Golf Carts and Storage 

Golf carts and luggage storage will not be provided on group tours.

Campus Tours

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Photo by Lynden B. Miller