Explore botany and art together. Join botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger to learn how to use a sketchbook to observe the ways plants change each month. Explore strategies to condense the natural world within the pages of your sketchbook. This class meets once a month for three months to document seasonal changes.Find out more
Pinwheels for Prevention In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn (adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden), each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.Find out more
It all begins with the crust! Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala begins by demonstrating how to make an easy food-processor pie dough. She’ll cover how to handle the dough and how to fix common crust catastrophes. Anne says, “I’m not a baker and maybe you aren’t either, but we can do this!” Anne will use her neutral pie dough to create savory and sweet traditional 9-inch pies and several varieties of hand pies, including some that can be frozen and…Find out more
Instructor Beth Burrell helps you take your home landscape to new places in this class. Step-by-step advice on plants best suited for the Richmond area, site preparation, proper planting techniques, and the finishing touches are discussed. Perfect for beginning home gardeners or new homeowners!Find out more
Details: Included with Garden admission The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly the Spring Plant Sale), and activities in the Children’s Garden.Find out more
March 31 & April 1, 2018 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. Regular Garden admission Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days) during Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit. Concert on Bloemendaal Lawn (Saturday only; 2-3 p.m.) Easter Brunch in the Robins Tea House by reservation (Sunday). Also enjoy A Million Blooms!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
Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! 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
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.