Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is closed Saturday, December 9, due to snow and icy paths. Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities & more. To learn more details about Lewis Ginter lights, this year’s Naturally Ever After: Stories in Lights theme and tips for your visit, see our main Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights page. Event runs Nov. 24, 2017 – January 8, 2018 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25).…Find out more
Use fresh greens and sturdy florist materials to liven up a pre-made fresh wreath. Embellish with a variety of decorations, and choose from attractive ribbons to finish off your design. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.Find out more
In Fresh Swags Use fresh greens and sturdy florist materials to create a swag that can double as a door decoration or centerpiece. Embellish with a variety of decorations, and choose from attractive ribbons to finish off your design. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.Find out more
Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon with the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Live music, a parade and more. Activities include: Photo opportunities with the Garden Keeper — bring your cameras! Make your own New Year’s party hat Write your wish for 2018 and add it to our “wishing chain” Be a part of the annual Garden tradition: “Rolling in the New Year” by rolling down the hill to the Cochrane Rose Garden. Those who attend the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic and who are already…Find out more
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.Find out more
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. Please note: the January 4 session takes place offsite at Lakeside Wellness and Fitness.Find out more
Identification of deciduous trees and shrubs in the summertime is a piece of cake for most naturalists, avid gardeners, environmental professionals, or outdoor enthusiasts. But what happens in the wintertime when leaves, flowers, and fruits are no longer at our disposal? Woody plants are every bit as recognizable in winter as they are in summer. This course reveals all of the characteristics that woody plants leave behind during the winter months. Learn how to use this information to identify woody…Find out more
Member Nights (free admission for members): Due to last year’s snow day, this year we have FIVE free Member Nights: Nov. 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017; and Jan. 8, 2018. Learn more about Garden Membership and member privileges, including special ticket pricing (it may be your best deal). On Member and Volunteer Nights, Garden Members and Garden Volunteers get into Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for free. View our tips for a great visit, and tips for visiting with children.Find out more
All Garden visitors enjoy FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 14, 2018. *Please note the Garden Shop and Garden Café are closed during this time.Find out more
The at-a-glance Garden calendar includes highlights from the year including Plant Sales, Flowers After 5 in summer; Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays & many more!
The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.
Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you.
Bring your dog on select nights only!
Bring your dog to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights on select nights.