At a basic level, it seems watercolor painting needs only two items on its required material list: water + watercolor paint. Mix them together, apply it to paper with a brush and voila! Well, it’s not quite that simple. It helps when you can identify the physical properties of paints and pigments plus understand how to read paint labels. Learn why all these characteristics–and more– matter to creating a successful botanical painting. The goal is to decode the basics of…Find out more
Explore mindfulness as a strategy to manage stress in the busy holiday season. Mindfulness is the ability to have judgment-free awareness as events unfold moment by moment. Mindfulness is also something we naturally possess, however when practiced daily or even consistently, our ability to move mindfully is more readily available and accessible. This course is both theoretical and experiential. Students learn about and discuss the origins of mindfulness practices; engage in the natural and traditional movements supporting the mind-body component…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
Interested in discovering some of the Garden’s hidden gems? Find out more about iconic Garden sculptures and structures as you tour the Garden with a knowledgeable Garden Guide. This tour is full. Please consider signing up for the November 20 tour!Find out more
Learn how to use different greenery, flowers, and other material to create garlands for many different occasions. The class utilizes materials that will dry well and keep for several months, along with some surprises–like feathers!Find out more
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 26, 2019
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, January 3, 2020
Enjoy storybooks and activities Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required. Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m., June – August; in the Children’s Garden. September – May; in the Lora Robins Library.Find out more
Experience “Magic in the Air” at 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 and featuring this year’s theme, Magic in the Air. This year,…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 22, 2019 – January 6, 2020 (Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25). 2019-2020 Theme: Magic in the Air This year’s theme, Magic in the Air, is inspired by things that…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 22-30, 2019, and January 1-6, 2020. 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
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.