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National Public
Gardens Week

Included with Garden admission

May 13-19, 2019 is National Public Gardens Week and we’re celebrating with activities for the whole family.

Pianos in Bloom

Look for three pianos outdoors among our blooms! It’s peak bloom time at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and this year we are treating you to A Million Blooms surrounded by live music in honor of National Public Gardens Week.  Look for an explosion of blooms — roses, iris, peonies, azaleas and more, complemented by performances from GreenSpring International Academy of Music students and faculty and other local musicians. Plus, when the pianos are free, YOU can play too.

Pianos in bloom at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden during National Public Gardens Week


Monday, May 13, 2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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National Public Garden Week Tours

Tours of Historic Bloemendaal

Enjoy a free drop-in tour of Historic Bloemendaal House – Friday, May 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., included with Garden Admission. Learn more about the Lakeside Wheel Club and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s connection to cycling. and history.

Adult Guided Tours

Seasonal Garden Walk:  May 14, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Hidden Life of Trees Tour: May 16, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

In the Children’s Garden

Wednesday: Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors!, 2-3 p.m., meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden
Saturday: Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors!, 10-11 a.m., meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden
Sunday: Garden Art,  2-3 p.m., meet in the Children’s Garden


April 13–Sept 30, 9–4:45 p.m.
Spring Hours: April 15– June 7, 1 – 4:45 p.m.

And there are always these self-guided activities in the Children’s Garden available to children and their families:


Spark your interest in nature by exploring the Garden with Kid Quest, a themed scavenger hunt that asks families to search for six clues.

Here’s How it Works

  1. To get started, just ask for a Kid Quest and a map at the admissions desk in the Robins Visitors Center.
  2. Follow the directions to all six clues and record your answers on the brochure.
  3. If you find all six clues, you can get a prize by showing your completed Kid Quest to an Admissions Staff member.


Borrow a walking stick and take a trek along the Tree Trail.


Nature Meditation: Adults and children alike can enjoy a special place in nature which will soothe, comfort and relax you.