Regular Garden admission
The long weekend kicks off on Friday, May 12 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, May 13 – Create an experience your mom will enjoy, give her a tour of A Million Blooms.
Sunday, May 14 – The popular Mother’s Day concert will be held at the Bloemendaal House from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Food is also available for purchase in front of 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.
New! Price-Fixe Brunch in the Lora Robins Tea House with seatings at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Reservations open Feb. 7 at teahouseevents.com. NO phone reservations please.
Saturday and Sunday – Enjoy activities in the Children’s Garden include “make-and-takes” for mom: make a Mother’s Day card and a Spring Hat from recycled material. (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)