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Event Dates
May 8
May 9
May 10

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Mother's Day Weekend Celebration

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 8-10, 2015


Don’t moms and other caregivers deserve more than just one day? At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden we have three days of special activities as part of Mother’s Day celebrations.

All 3 days: This year, for the first time, the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit will be open in time for Mother’s Day! Be among the first to see the butterflies (opening April 17th). Also available all three days are shopping and lunchtime-dining experiences with mom.

The long weekend kicks off Friday, May 8 with National Public Gardens Day. On this day designed to promote awareness of public gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides (please note: regular admission is required.) Learn more about the history of property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1890s.

On Saturday, May 9, create the experience your mom would like. Stretch out on quilts in the Rose Garden and read favorite books. Explore woodland walks searching for fairies. Get down and dirty with digging activities. Help weave a Maypole, hula hoop and chase bubbles! (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Sunday, May 10 is the popular Mother’s Day concert with Glenroy Bailey & Co. (1 - 4 p.m.). Food available for purchase in front of Bloemendaal House. Guests are also welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs but no outside food or beverage.

Activities in the Children’s Garden include “make-and-takes” for mom: make a Mother’s Day card and a flower made of recycled material (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Dining on Sunday, May 10:

  • Food is available for puchase a la carte under the tent near Bloemendaal House and in the Garden Cafe.
  • Brunch in the Tea House (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Please call (804) 262-9887  x 329 for reservations beginning on April 1st. 

Don't forget to visit the Garden Shop!