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Mother's Day Weekend Celebration

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has many opportunities to spend time with mom and loved ones. Enjoy the popular M&T Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, live music, Children’s Garden activities, shopping, dining and more. Plus this year, you can enjoy Wind, Waves and Light, kinetic sculptures by George Sherwood.

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Event Details

Regular Garden admission  Mothers Day weekend kicks off with flowers at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Saturday and Sunday

  • M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!
    9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Plein Air Painting – Drop in and paint! – find easels and supplies awaiting your inner creative talent. Let the landscape or roses inspire your work.
  • Guides in the Garden  10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Visit with Garden Guides at the Grow Cart as they share Garden information about our 50 acres of gardens. On Saturday, find the Guides in BOTH the Conservatory (come smell the orchids!) and in the Kroger Community Kitchen Garden where each year we grow fresh vegetables for Virginia’s neediest citizens. On Sunday  “Stop and Smell the Roses” as the Guides share Garden information about our thousands of roses! Ask these knowledgeable volunteers all of your Rose Garden questions.
  • Enjoy activities in the Children’s Garden 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 10th ONLY

Grace Arents Garden & Bloemendaal House

Enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of Glennroy Bailey at the popular Mother’s Day concert held at the Bloemendaal House from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Food is also available for purchase at the Bloemendaal House from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs but no outside food or beverage is permitted.

Please note: Mother’s Day Brunch is SOLD OUT. Reservations for the prix fixe Mother’s Day Brunch at the Lora Robins Tea House are available by advanced online reservation starting February 1.  See the menu and reserve your spot.  Please note that admission to the Garden or Garden Membership is required in addition to your brunch.  No phone reservations, please. Please arrive 30-45 minutes early for your brunch reservation.

Tips for Mother’s Day: Arrive before noon if you can. Carpool if you can, parking is limited.