NEW DATE! We invite you to venture through the Garden’s unique indoor and outdoor event spaces and explore the possibilities! Come tour our wedding venues, connect with our talented, preferred vendors, and envision your special event at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. During this event you will be able to: • Tour our wedding venues as well as our other rental spaces for other special events • Sip champagne and enjoy delicious bites by Meriwether Godsey, the Garden’s exclusive caterer •…Find out more
Opening date pending – Oct. 18, 2020 M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion by George Sherwood This unconventional exhibition features large-scale, stainless steel sculptures that move and change with the wind. View the sculptures and learn more about their connections to art, science, and nature. An artist and engineer, George Sherwood creates kinetic sculptures that evoke shimmering leaves, flocks of birds, schools of fish, and waves of light and water.Find out more
Included with Regular Garden admission; free for Members. Fun for the whole family! Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music from the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra and good green fun in the Children’s Garden.Find out more
Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music by Jackass Flats, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission. Food and drink are available for purchase.Find out more
An event every year that begins at 9:00 am on day 11 of November, repeating indefinitely
On Veterans Day, we welcome active duty military, military retirees, and veterans and their families free of charge, with a valid ID card. Guests of military families will receive half-price admission, if not members already.Find out more
We love our members and ShopFest Weekend is a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping — with special discounts for members only, all weekend long. With 20 percent off of all purchases for members, this is your biggest discount of the year! Members, please show your membership card at check out for the discount.Find out more
Experience Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination Opening Weekend! Enjoy live music, family fun crafts, and other activities that will make your imagination soar, all weekend long! On Friday, join us as we illuminate GardenFest; We’ll kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on one million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Garden alight with sparkling radiance. This year, the illumination merrymaking lasts Friday & Saturday night as we celebrate the start of…Find out more
Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than one million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities & more. To learn more details about Lewis Ginter lights, this year’s theme and tips for your visit, see our main Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights page. The event runs Friday, November 20, 2020 – January 4, 2021 (Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25). Check back for 2020-2021 Theme Ticket Pricing $14 Adults $11 Seniors $8 Children (ages 3 – 12) Free…Find out more
NEW this year: Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights opens a week early, and Garden members receive unlimited free visits in November and January. Garden Members can visit Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for free any night November 20-30, 2020, and January 1-4, 2021. Please note we are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24 & 25. Learn more about Garden Membership and member privileges, including special ticket pricing (it may be your best deal). View our tips for a great visit, and…Find out more
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, January 4, 2021
Ticketed event Merry Mondays Nov. 23 & 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020, and Jan. 4; 5-8 p.m. Join us for Merry Mondays at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights! Enjoy storytime fireside with the Garden Keeper in the Library Reading Room at 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Bring the kids for Santa “sightings” in the Conservatory from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays through Dec. 21. Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than one million lights,…Find out more
The at-a-glance Garden calendar includes highlights from the year including Plant Sales, Flowers After 5 in summer; Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays & many more!
The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.
Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you.
Bring your dog on select nights only!
Bring your dog to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights on select nights.