Adult Education

Garden Tours


Enhance your knowledge by taking one of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's adult guided tours. Discover seasonal highlights or learn about a specific Garden area during Ginter in the Morning.  Join Garden Guides as they share their areas of expertise during the Walk and Talk themed garden walks. 

For detailed information and to register online click on the class title/date or view the calendar


Garden Walk Schedule April - August 2015
Ginter in the Morning
| April 7  May 5, June 2, September 1                                                                                           

Discover seasonal highlights in the Garden with a knowledgeable Garden Guide.  All walks begin at 10 am.

Themed Walks

Enjoy these special 2015 tours complementing Matisse, Van Gogh, and Manet:  The Art of the Flower at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the UCI Road World Championships.

Flowers as Art:  Beauty in Full Bloom | May 12

See living bouquets of the very flowers captured on canvas in The Art of the Flower exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

From Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden | June 25 OR July 14

Find out how the beauty of today's botanical garden began in the bicycle craze of the 1890s.

Wednesday Walk and Talks

Join Garden Guide and trained Master Naturalist Barbara Wiederkehr to explore garden cultures, native plants, and charismatic insects.

Spring Ephemerals May 6

You have to hunt and seek for these delicate beauties--but it's worth it!

In the Meadow May 20 and September 23

Visit the Garden's developing wildflower meadow in late spring and early fall to appreciate the great variety of plant and animal life in each season.

Asian Stroll Gardens June 10 and September 9

Learn how the Asian approach to gardens differs from Western thought.

Dragon(flies) in the Garden July 8

Explore the life cycle and behaviors of these complex and magical early summer insects.

Monarchs in the Garden September 16

Learn about the interesting life cycle of these charismatic butterflies.


Looking for a private guided tour for your group?  Please visit our Group Tours page to learn about the available topics, rates and packages. 


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