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Free Fourth of July

FREE admission to the Garden on this day includes Women’s Work: The Lee Park Collection and Flourish: 40 Years and Growing, a horticulture exhibit that consists of 4 main displays in the Central Garden, Flagler Garden, the Children’s Garden, and Flagler Garden. For our 40th anniversary, we are celebrating our Horticulturists, who are our main artists.

We’re excited to be able to offer a day of relaxation and fun with 50 acres of gardens, beautiful flowers, woodland paths and friendly people. See details below.

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Event Details

Free admission all day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission this day is walk-up only. This is a daytime event only; no fireworks. Open RAIN or SHINE.

Celebrate Free Fourth of July by enjoying the gardens and feel free to wear red, white and blue and bring your decorated wagons and strollers. 

Food for purchase on July 4:

July 4 will be a busy day at the Garden; below are important things you need to know:

1. What to Bring: prepare for a warm day! Bring water bottles & sunscreen; wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed. We have water fountains and water bottle refill stations.

2. What Not to Bring: Please do not bring outside food into the Garden. We have food in the Garden Cafe and there are vending machines in the Children’s Garden. Please also do not bring sporting equipment such as Frisbees, bicycles, etc. into the Garden; learn more guidelines for a great visit. Our Garden is now a smoke and tobacco free zone, prohibiting smoking, vaping, or tobacco use. This decision protects the health and well-being of our guests, staff, and plants and keeps our air and our Gardens cleaner for all. The only place guests may smoke, vape or use tobacco is inside their personal vehicles.

3. Parking: Carpool if you can! Parking is limited and once lots are full, the Garden will close gates temporarily. Gates will re-open once space becomes available. We appreciate your patience; our security staff works hard to ensure everyone’s safety. If parking off-site, please be considerate of our neighbors and do not block driveways.

4. Plan Your Visit: Here’s more info for planning your Garden visit, including accessibility. We’ll have extra Garden staff and volunteers working on July 4, so look for us — we’re here to help!

5. Activities: This is a great chance to see the exciting exhibit Women’s Work: The Lee Park Collection on display at the Lora M. Robins Library in the Kelley Education Center (KEC), as well as Flourish: 40 Years and Growing, a horticulture exhibit that consists of 4 main displays in the Central Garden, Flagler Garden, the Children’s Garden, and Grace Arents Garden. The renovated Klaus Family Tree House is open for all to enjoy. Waterway in the Children’s Garden will be open for those looking to cool off (weather permitting)! The air-conditioned Library is also available, along with a misting tent on the KEC lawn closest to the Conservatory steps. All of the Garden’s summer displays featuring summer annuals and tropicals will be in full colorful bloom.

Photo Release Policy

Photography of visitors, events and activities at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Free 4th of July are taken for promotional and editorial use to advance the mission of the Garden. Your attendance at this event implies your consent to display and/or publish any photographs in which your image appears.
Guests who do not consent to this policy may opt out of a photo by informing the photographer.
These images become the property of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. They may be used in any and all Garden publications and media without limitation or reservation, and are not subject to compensation.