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Free Community Day

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Genworth are pleased to announce Genworth Free Community Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. All visitors receive free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FREE admission to the Garden on this day includes Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Sculpture and M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! The line to Butterflies LIVE! will close at 3:30 p.m. to ensure all visitors in line can see the exhibit. From noon-3 p.m. enjoy a concert by Whiskey Rebellion.

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. Please read more about what to expect (below).


Monday, September 4, 2023
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Genworth Free Community Day Image by Caroline Martin

Food is available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.

Noon- 3p.m. Whiskey Rebellion Concert– Drawing on their diverse musical backgrounds, The Whiskey Rebellion mix the spontaneity of bluegrass, the collectiveness of jazz, and the urgency of rock and roll to create their own unique take on everything from traditional bluegrass to anthemic party favorites. The band covers a wide array of artists ranging from The Beatles to The Talking Heads to Guns ‘n’ Roses, but their approach is always steeped in their acoustic roots and uniquely lends itself to being both listenable and danceable.



  1. What to Bring: prepare for a warm day! Bring water bottles & sunscreen; wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed.
  2. What Not to Bring: Please do not bring outside food into the Garden. The Garden Cafe will be open with both indoor and outdoor dining 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
  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, so look for us — we’re here to help!

Genworth Free Community Day Image by Caroline MartinPHOTO RELEASE POLICY

Photography of visitors, events and activities at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Genworth Free Community Day is 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 Garden publications and media without limitation or reservation and are not subject to compensation.

Genworth Free Community Day Image by Caroline Martin