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Genworth Free Community Day

people enjoying the Central Garden on a free day. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Genworth are pleased to announce Genworth Free Community Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. All visitors receive free admission 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Monday, September 4, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Details

Free Day Entertainment:

Salsa/Bachata music with dance lessons by DJ Stephen Greene in the Kelly Education Center Auditorium, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Music by DJ Lonnie B & Kelli LemonKelli Lemon and DJ Lonni B at Genworth Free Community Day under the Bloemendaal House tent, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Free admission also includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas.

The Horticulture staff have put together some great “drop-in” experiences for you:

  • September Garden Highlights: meet at Kelly Education Center, 10a, 11a, 1p, 2p; accompany our horticulturist as he shares some of his favorite plants for the fall garden, including those attractive to pollinators
  • Trees Matter: meet at Grow Cart on Rose Garden Terrace 10:30a, 11:30a, 1:30p, 2:30p, 3:30p; join staff for an intro to some of our best trees and learn how trees benefit the environment and our lives
  • Fall Vegetable Gardening in the Kroger Community Kitchen Garden: meet at west end of Conservatory, 11a, 1p, 3p; learn about the crops we’ll be growing for fall
  • Roses in Richmond: meet at Rose Garden Terrace, on-going throughout the day: join our staff Rosarian for an informal tour of the Cochrane Rose Garden and learn some tips for growing roses in Virginia.
  • Meadows in Bloom: meet at Rose Garden Terrace, on-going throughout the day; accompany our meadow specialist for a walk through the Anderson Wildflower Meadow and an intro to some of the many meadow plants blooming now.
  • Good Bugs!: On-going throughout the day on the Rose Garden Terrace; join our staff for a demo and discussion of some of the many insects that live in Richmond gardens.
  • Home Beekeeping: Kroger Community Kitchen Garden, on-going throughout the day; join our staff as they explain the goings-on at our Apiary.

The Library will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — a great place to rest and cool off!

Food is available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.

Please note: The line to see Butterflies Live! will close at 3:30 p.m. so that we may get guests through the exhibit by our 5 p.m. closing time.