The basics of composition are discussed as it relates to botanical illustration. Concepts such as negative space, the rule of thirds, placement, movement and quality of line are explored. The students will need materials that are required for the Intermediate Watercolor class. This class has been cancelled.Find out more
Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we illuminate Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! 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. Then enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, warming fire with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); family activities, and much more.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. Event runs Nov. 23, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25). BRINGING ART TO LIGHT This year, famous works of art will come alive during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. The exhibition…Find out more
Member Nights (free admission for members): November 26, 27, 28, 29, 2018, and Jan. 7, 2019. 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.Find out more
Learn to use the textures and colors of the late fall and early winter landscape to create wreaths, swags, or other hanging designs for your holiday décor. Designer Laura Anne Brooks helps you create elegant, creative decorations. She also demonstrates alternatives to traditional fluffy bows. All floral materials provided. Students bring sharp floral snips, a pair of hand pruners, and a pair of garden gloves.Find out more
Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August. Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.Find out more
Use fresh greens and sturdy florist materials to liven up a pre-made fresh wreath. Embellish with a variety of decorations, and choose from attractive ribbons to finish off your design. Instructor: Mimi Cassick. All floral materials provided. Students bring sharp floral snips. There will be some use of hot glue.Find out more
Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these special Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, December 6, 2018 and Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. All dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccinations.Find out more
In Fresh Swags with Natural Materials, 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. All floral materials provided. Students bring sharp floral snips. There will be some use of hot glue.Find out more
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 2019 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…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.