Docent Led Tour:

Adults: $5/person

Children (3 +): $3/person

Shinzen Gate Entry fees included

10 People Minimum/Tour

School Tours:

$3 per student and adult

Minimum Tours $40

*Woodward Park entry/parking fee per car: $5; $3 seniors; $7 holidays

Find Us

Inside the Woodward Park

114 West Audubon Drive

Fresno, CA


(559) 840-1264

(April 1 - September 30)

M-F  4:00PM - 7PM

Sat/Sun/Holidays  10AM - 7PM

(October 1 - March 30)

Sat/Sun/Holidays  10AM - 4PM

A Sunday champagne brunch will delight with music, arts, silent auction, and cultural performances.

Join us for this joint fundraiser by the Cultural Arts Rotary Club and Shinzen Garden that will benefit the youth arts, educational programs, and the Shinzen Garden.

You will enjoy brunch items from local restaurants while experiencing the beauty, art, and performance pockets in the garden. Champagne and other drinks are available no-host.

Visit our Facebook event page HERE for updates on entertainment and more!

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Under 4 yrs Free

4 – 14 yrs: $1

15 yrs - Adult: $5

Seniors 62+/Students: $1

Family (2-5 people): $7


*Woodward Park entry/parking

fee per car: $5;

$3 for seniors; $7 on holidays


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 16178, Fresno, CA 93755-6178

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