Regular Garden admission
The long weekend kicks off on Friday, May 11 with National Public Gardens Day. This day is designed to promote awareness of public gardens. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with free drop-in tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides where you can learn more about the history of the property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1890s. (please note: regular admission is required.)
Saturday and Sunday – Enjoy activities in the Children’s Garden include “make-and-takes” for mom: make a Mother’s Day card and a tissue paper flower! (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Saturday, May 12 – Create an experience your mom will enjoy, give her a tour of A Million Blooms.
Sunday, May 13 – Enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of Glennroy Bailey at the popular Mother’s Day concert held at the Bloemendaal House from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Food is also available for purchase at the Bloemendaal House from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs but no outside food or beverage is permitted.
Tips for Mother’s Day: Arrive before noon if you can. Carpool if you can, parking is limited.
Price-Fixe Brunch at the Lora Robins Tea House (tickets go on sale February 1) with seatings at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Reservations: teahouseevents.com. NO phone reservations, please. Please arrive 30-45 minutes early for your brunch reservation.