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Included with regular Garden admission, free for members. 

“Love, the Garden” is a seasonal Garden-wide event where the community is invited to write and deliver love letters to nature. Come with your pre-written letters, or visit the Lora M. Robins Library and write your letter there. The Love Letters to Nature mailbox is attached to the L of the large LOVE letters at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.Once your letter is ready, look around the Garden for the six mailboxes decorated by local artists (learn more about the artists below). You can deliver your notes of affection to one of these love hubs. Mailboxes will be on display through the months of February and March. We look forward to spreading the love for nature with you!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Thursday, March 31, 2022
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Love, The Garden Highlights

In February & March enjoy bonsai, orchids, and Love Letters, all included with regular Garden admission and free for members.

Love Letters to Nature Mailboxes
Learn more about the local artists who painted the mailboxes. Very special thanks goes to Unicia Buster, the curator of this mailbox project and one of our resident artists this past summer.

Love Letters Art Exhibition
Tuesday, February 8 – Thursday, March 3, 2022
Artist Amanda McCauley will exhibit “Love Letters” art in Ginter Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center.
“Love Letters” is a collection of botanical artworks made from a satchel of old letters from McCauley’s father after he passed away. The letters are correspondence between her great aunt & uncle, dating from 1898 to 1928. The letters, filled with elaborate, beautiful, handwriting are all about LOVE!

Bonsai Exhibit Gardens unlimited Bonsai
Sunday, January 30 – Friday, February 25, 2022
Explore the art of Bonsai with a unique opportunity to view specimen pieces from private collections including 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.

Orchid Show & Sale
March 4-6, 2022 slipper orchid from the orchid show
The orchid show features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy orchids from expert growers. This year’s theme is “In Love with Orchids and Gardens.” In addition to the show, you can visit orchid vendors in the Robins Room of the Robins Visitors Center. There is no cost to attend the sale and lectures.