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November 2017

Dominion Energy
GardenFest of Lights

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights will be open tonight. Please note some pathways in the Garden may be closed due to ice. Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities & more.  To learn more details about Lewis Ginter lights, this year’s Naturally Ever After: Stories in Lights theme and tips for your visit, see our main Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights page.   Event runs Nov. 24, 2017 – January 8,…

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December 2017

Fresh Swags
for Indoors or Out

Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In Fresh Swags  Use fresh greens and sturdy florist materials to create a swag that can double as a door decoration or centerpiece.  Embellish with a variety of decorations, and choose from attractive ribbons to finish off your design. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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New Year's Eve
Family Frolic

Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon with the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Live music with the Ululating Mummies, a parade and more.  Activities include: Photo opportunities with the Garden Keeper  — bring your cameras! Make your own New Year’s party hat Write your wish for 2018 and add it to our “wishing chain” Be a part of the annual Garden tradition: “Rolling in the New Year” by rolling down the hill to the Cochrane Rose Garden. Those who attend the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic…

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January 2018

Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
January-February Session

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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GardenFest
for Fidos

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these special Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, November 30, 2017 and Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

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Evening Yoga in the Garden:
January-February Session

Thursday, January 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture during this evening offering in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather. Please note: the January 4 session takes place offsite at Lakeside Wellness and Fitness.

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Winter Botany

Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Identification of deciduous trees and shrubs in the summertime is a piece of cake for most naturalists, avid gardeners, environmental professionals, or outdoor enthusiasts. But what happens in the wintertime when leaves, flowers, and fruits are no longer at our disposal? Woody plants are every bit as recognizable in winter as they are in summer. This course reveals all of the characteristics that woody plants leave behind during the winter months. Learn how to use this information to identify woody…

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Member & Volunteer Nights
at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Member Nights (free admission for members): Due to last year’s snow day, this year we have FIVE free Member Nights: Nov. 27, 28, 29, 30, 2017; and Jan. 8, 2018. Learn more about Garden Membership and member privileges, including special ticket pricing (it may be your best deal). On Member and Volunteer Nights, Garden Members and Garden Volunteers get into Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for free. View our tips for a great visit, and tips for visiting with children.

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Free Admission to the Garden: Jan. 9-14, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Tuesday, January 9 – Sunday, January 14, 2018.  *Please note the Garden Shop and Garden Café are closed during this time.

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Beginning Botany
for Gardeners

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’.  This class introduces you to the way plants make food, grow, and reproduce.  Includes a copy of the class text, Brian Capon’s Botany for Gardeners. Follow up later in the year with “Intermediate Botany.” Instructor: Jill Spear, Department of Biology, University of Richmond and Department of Biology, University of Mary Washington.

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