Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Runs April 6 – October 14, 2018.Find out more
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers. These family-oriented kids gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Join us to learn how fun and easy gardening with children can be! Saturday mornings, April–October, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, April–May, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday mornings, June–August, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, September–October, 2-3 p.m.Find out more
Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August. Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden. (Formerly Ginter in the Morning)Find out more
Free to the public; regular admission to enter the Garden Interesting and unusual African violet varieties on display and for purchase. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 13, 14, 15 Hours: Sale: Friday, April 13, 12 – 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 14 – 15: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Show: Saturday, April 14, 1 – 5; Sunday, April 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Find out more
An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 30, 2018
WaterPlay During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.Find out more
Trees are many things: massive pumps, temperature exchanges, air purifiers, and more. Learn about the dynamics of tree life and their architecture. Instructor Joel Koci explains their complex lives. Take a walk in the Garden with Joel to discuss various trees and how they function. Joel Koci is a board certified master arborist, and holds a Masters in Ornamental Horticulture from Virginia Tech. He is a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and an extension agent in urban forestry at Virginia…Find out more
An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Friday, June 8, 2018
April 14 – September 30 (weather permitting) WaterPlay During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher. See the full WaterPlay schedule.Find out more
Perennials can provide almost year-round color in an easy-care perennial garden. This workshop introduces you to hardy perennials, simple starter plans, and the basics of soil preparation. Instructor Beth Burrell (The Giving Tree) shares her years of experience as a landscape designer—including how to create a garden on a site with bad soil!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.