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Love, the Garden is a seasonal Garden-wide experience throughout the months of February and March. Enjoy bonsai, orchids, and a yarn bombing installation, all included with regular Garden admission and free for members. We invite you to connect with nature during the winter months as we gear up for an abundant spring.

Included with regular Garden admission, free for members. 


Sunday, January 29, 2023
Friday, March 31, 2023
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Love, the Garden Highlights

Love our Staff Art Exhibition
Monday, January 30 – Friday, March 31, 2023
The staff at Lewis Ginter will be showcasing their talent! In this Art Show, you will be able to see the creativity that comes after spending the day at such an inspirational place.


Bonsai Take Flight: Ancient Traditions Come Alive Gardens unlimited Bonsai
Sunday, January 29 – Sunday, February 26, 2023

Let your imagination take flight as you experience the art and wonder of bonsai. View specimen pieces from private collections of conifer, deciduous and tropical trees. The display includes yamadori (trees collected from the wild) and urbandori (trees collected from urban settings) as well as imports from fine nurseries across Asia and America. On view will be trees that have been under cultivation for more than 30 years with ages that range well over 100 years old.


Lovers Lane

Monday, January 30 – Friday, March 31, 2023

Experience an installation by Richmond’s own yarn bomber Knitorious M.E.G. in her first garden exhibition. Come take a stroll down Lovers Lane and enjoy the yarny web that she has spun for us. Using her vibrant yarn to contrast with the starkness of winter beauty in our perennial garden, Knitorious M.E.G. has created a space for both lovers and lovers of love alike.


Great Backyard Bird Count

bird on branch for data to be gathered with community science

February 17 – 20, 2023

Community Science events like the Great Backyard Bird Count are important sources of information as we look at global warming, development, deforestation and their effect on nature. The next Great Backyard Bird Count is February 17-20, 2023, and takes place all across America in thousands of communities. Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.

Want to count birds at the Garden? Come visit Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 9 a.m. to noon for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Grab your binoculars, drop by the Lora Robins Library for a checklist, and meet some organizations that promote birding. Be a part of this community science project; children can assist, too, and are welcome to help with a parent.


Orchid Show & Sale
Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5 2023 slipper orchid from the orchid show

Experience a weekend of orchids with the Virginia Orchid Society Show and Sale, Under their Spell.

Hundreds of Orchids on display and for sale, attend free lectures for beginners as well as experienced growers, people’s choice award for best orchid display, orchid vendors and more.

The show is included with regular Garden admission. No cost to attend the sale and lectures.