Garden Walks for Adults

Enhance your knowledge by taking one of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s adult guided tours for individuals. Discover seasonal highlights or learn about a specific Garden area during our seasonal walks.  Join Garden Guides as they share their areas of expertise during the Walk and Talk themed garden walks.

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Garden Walk Schedule April-August 2017

First Tuesdays

Seasonal Garden Walks | May 2June 6, September 5

Discover seasonal highlights in the Garden with a knowledgeable Garden Guide.

Themed Walks

Seeing the Garden Like a Honeybee | April 25June 27, July 15

Experience how honey bees gather nectar and pollen from the Garden’s flowers. Your Garden Guide will introduce you to some of the most popular “honey bee plants” and end your tour where the bees do at the Apiary (bee hives) installed in 2016.

Danger, Derring-do, and some Discomfort:  Exploring the Lives of Plant Hunters | May 23

Hear harrowing tales of how some of our garden plants were first discovered through accounts of plant exploration during several centuries. You’ll even hear some stories of intrigue and industrial espionage.

The Hidden Lives of Trees | June 3, August 12

New best-selling books have brought revelations about how trees live their lives. Visit some of the Garden’s most prominent trees and hear discoveries about their subtle communication skills through the “wood wide web”.

Hydrangeas! | June 10, June 15, July 22

Garden Guide and hydrangea enthusiast Rich Waiton leads tours of the Garden’s collections of these favorite summer shrubs. Tours are timed throughout peak successive bloom time, so take more than one!

Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas | June 17

Explore the Garden grounds in this guided hunt for our current exhibit’s installations of large-scale art created from materials found in the natural environment. Your Guide will ensure that you encounter even the most ephemeral displays in our “living tapestry of natural art”.


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