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Free Community Day

people enjoying the Central Garden on a free 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 3. All visitors receive free admission 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Monday, September 3, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Details

yogis doing yoga outdoors in the Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical GardenFree admission also includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and Origami in the Garden: Art by Kevin Box.

Join us for a free yoga class with Shanna Praneshwari Latia of Sacred Vibes Yoga at 10 a.m. on Genworth Free Community Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Roll out your mat with us in one of the most magical places — the Ian Robertson Pavilion in Flagler Garden.  Be sure to arrive early if you plan to attend our free yoga class! Parking fills early on free days. Please allow extra time to park as well.

Music by DJ Lonnie B & Kelli Lemon under the Bloemendaal House tent, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Kelli Lemon and Lonnie B

The Library will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. — a great place to rest and cool off!

Food is available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.



  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. WaterPlay: We have sprinklers in WaterPlay, it’s a great way for kids to cool off.
  5. Plan Your Visit: Many people head to the M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! exhibit first. Please be aware the Butterflies Live! line will close at 3:30 p.m. so that we may get guests through the exhibit by our 5 p.m. closing time. 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!

Photography of visitors, events and activities at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for Genworth Free Community Day 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.
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Genworth Free Community Day