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March 2018

Pinwheels for
Prevention Garden

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Pinwheels for Prevention In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn (adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden). Thanks to Families Forward and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia for partnering with us on this project.

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A Million
Blooms

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018

Details: Included with Garden admission The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly the Spring Plant Sale), and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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April 2018

Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
April-May Session

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Evening Yoga in the Garden:
April-May Session

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture during this evening offering in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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A Northward Migration
A Sound Installation

Friday, April 6, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018

In connection with Sound Arts Richmond, A Northward Migration, located in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory, uses sound to explore the migration routes of butterflies, especially monarchs, as they traverse the landscape of North America.  As you walk through all three wings of the Conservatory, listen for the sound of butterflies feeding, migrating en masse, or fluttering individually across the sky. This sound installation will change how you see these remarkable creatures. Sound installations developed and arranged by Dr. Vaughn Garland.  

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M&T Bank
Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Runs April 6 – October 14, 2018.

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Origami
in the Garden

Friday, April 13, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018

April 13 – September 30, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Scroll down for more information on the exhibition.

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WaterPlay Weekdays
(Spring Schedule)

Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Friday, June 8, 2018

April 14 – September 30 (weather permitting) WaterPlay During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher. See the full WaterPlay schedule.  

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Historic Garden Week
Extended Hours (Wednesday only)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Regular Garden admission To celebrate Historic Garden Week, the Garden has extended hours on this night only with historic Bloemendaal House open to the public; live music, dining, shopping and more.

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Beginners Perennials
Part 2

Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

This follow-up to “The Beginner’s Perennial Garden” focuses on the next wave of tough, high-impact perennials. Instructor Beth Burrell discusses how variety in color, shapes, sizes, textures and cultural needs factor into the overall design. Discover strategies for season-long pizzazz through foliage impact and long-lasting blooms. Learn how to attract beneficial insects and plan for deer resistance and low maintenance. Beth includes lots of extra tips to ensure success. Pre-requisite: “The Beginner’s Perennial Garden” or equivalent. Intermediate level.

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