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For the month of June, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden celebrates Pride! We celebrate the diversity of all people, just as we honor the diversity of plants and ecosystems in our world. We invite and welcome people of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religions, ages, cultures, genders, and sexual identities as visitors, members, partners, volunteers and staff. As an organization, we are committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable and welcoming culture in which the contributions of all are valued, respected and appreciated. We are dedicated to making our gardens, exhibitions, programs, collections and facilities accessible to all.

Saturday, June 1, 2024
Sunday, June 30, 2024
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VA Pride and our partners are so excited to join with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. These events and activities hosted by the Garden send a powerful message of welcoming and belonging. With our intentional engagement of the LGBTQ community, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden joins other iconic Richmond cultural institutions like the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in helping to make Richmond a more vibrant and inclusive city.

Pride Illumination in the Garden
Wednesdays & Thursdays through June 27, 5 – 9 p.m.
The Conservatory will be lit up in Pride colors as part of our extended evenings series on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Stop by to see it in its full glory!

PRIDOS Fidos After 5
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 5 – 8 p.m.
PRIDOS Night in partnership with Virginia Pride featuring cocktails and performances by Richmond drag superstars, plus a dance party with music from DJ Barebonez! As night falls, be sure to enjoy the Conservatory as it is illuminated in pride colors for the month of June.

Celebrate LGBTQ Youth Event
Sunday, June 23, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join the Garden as we celebrate LGBTQ youth and their families! Come and enjoy special performances, including the exhilarating Jonathan Austin and our fabulous DJ! Make crafts, participate in the lip-sync competition, and shop local while supporting the community at our TransJam Makers Market. Meet and connect with LGBTQ+ youth community partners who will be onsite with resources and information for all!

Click here to view all of our 2024 events and learn how we’re celebrating the Garden’s 40th anniversary!