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Fall Flair

The Garden celebrates the fall season with vibrant seasonal displays and festive events such as Fall PlantFest. Experience nature this special time of year, while enjoying these harvest-themed activities.fall flair with pumpkins at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Friday, September 1, 2023
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
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Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Sculpture
April 29-October 29, 2023
(Members-Only Preview: April 28)
Included with Garden admission

Incanto is a journey through a sculptural, epic poem embraced by nature. Five intricately designed, allegorical sculptures are accompanied by poetry, inviting you on a journey of self-discovery and connection with others and the natural world. This is the premiere exhibition of New York City-based artists Kate Raudenbush and Sha Michele in a friendship born from the legendary Burning Man community. Each piece has been specially created in dialogue with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s landscape.

Evening Hours: Dramatically lit from within, the Incanto sculptures offer multi-sensory experiences inviting further exploration at night. The Garden has evening hours May 3-Oct. 28; Wednesdays through Saturdays; until 9 p.m. Food will be available for purchase on these evenings.

M& T Bank Butterflies LIVE!
Through Oct. 9

Wednesdays Alfresco
Wednesday nights; May 3-Oct. 25, 2023
Open until 9 p.m.

Wind down on Wednesday nights with a glass of wine and a stroll through the Garden to see the Incanto exhibit. Food and drink available for purchase.

Flowers After 5
Thursday nights; May 18-October 26, 2023 (no concerts on Sept. 14 or Oct. 12)
5 – 9 p.m.
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5). 

Gallery 5 Presents an Incanto Evening of Music
Friday, Sept. 8 (rain date Wednesday, Sept. 13)
Come enjoy live music from Jonathan Brown, Chris and Trey of Dharma Bombs, and The Sweet Potatoes. While you’re there, come explore the many vendors curated by Richmond Moon Market., dedicated to showcasing some of the area’s finest makers and crafty-creators
6 – 9 p.m. – Richmond Moon Market
6 – 6:45 p.m.- Jonathan Brown
7 – 7:45 p.m. – Chris and Trey of Dharma Bombs
8 – 8:50 p.m. – The Sweet Potatoes

Fall Plant Sale
September 15 & 16, 2023
(Members-Only Presale: Sept. 14)
PlantFest features vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics and other garden-related items. Presented by Garden volunteers. 

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023
Celebrate all fall has to offer! This year’s theme is inspired by Dia de los Muertos. This event has a festival vibe with live music, food, adult beverages, and family-friendly activities.