A Million Blooms Instagram Contest
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Tag your photos #MillionBlooms on Instagram to Enter
Share your favorite photos from A Million Blooms, tag them #MillionBlooms and you'll be entered to win a prize package (see details below).
A Million Blooms isn't just about flowers. It's about an experience. The feeling of walking under a "snow shower" of cherry blossom petals, the inspiration and renewal you feel after stopping to smell the roses, or the excitement of spotting the first patch of spring ephemerals -- the legendary Virginia bluebell.
Whether you are visiting to see the daffodils or tulips or for Historic Garden Week, Heritage Weekend or Mother's Day, we want to see your Instagram story. Tag your photos #MillionBlooms when you post them to enter to win.
New at A Million Blooms this year:
- We're adding a Cherry Tree Walk to the Garden
- We celebrate National Public Gardens Day May 9 with free tours of historic Bloemendaal House (Garden admission required)
- The Mother's Day Celebration extends to all weekend long, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 9-11
What's in Bloom?
March: Hyacinths, crocuses, flowering cherries
April: Daffodils, tulips, bluebells
May: Peonies, azaleas, pitcher plants
June: Lotuses, roses
Conservatory: Orchids, tropicals, cacti
Please note that weather impacts bloom time and this is just a general guide.
To Enter: Follow @LewisGinter on Instagram
Upload your original photos of A Million Blooms between April 1, 2014 and Midnight on May 11, 2014.
By tagging your photo #MillionBlooms and entering the contest, you agree to allow Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to reproduce your photo in our newsletter and on our social media channels. We will happily credit you.
*Not on Instagram? No problem! You can also enter your photos by emailing them to us at JonahH [at] lewisginter.org
Be creative! We'll choose a photo based on creativity, fun and photographic composition.
We will announce the lucky winners on Monday, May 12. Be sure to check your Instagram account for a message!
Prizes: The Grand Prize Winner will receive a prize package valued at nearly $300.
- 12 passes to come back to the Garden and enjoy Butterflies LIVE! (between May 2 - October 12, 2014). Yes, bring your 11 closest friends! $132 value.
- A family membership to VMFA. See VMFA's website for a full list of member benefits. $85 value.
- Two tickets to Richmond Ballet's Studio Three world premier of Lines Squared (May 13-18). Ma Cong's captivating works are known for powerful dance, creating unforgettable experiences for audiences. The ballet reflects the geometric paintings of Piet Mondrian. $80 value.
- Plus, we'll feature the winner on the Garden's social media channels.
Second prize winner will win 5 tickets to come back to enjoy Butterflies LIVE! (between May 2 - October 12, 2014). $55 value.
Plus, we'll feature the winner on the Garden's social media channels.
Also, be sure to see our Butterflies LIVE! #Bflies Instagram contest. It runs May 2 - July 31, 2014.