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March 2021

M&T Bank RESTORE:
The Healing Power of Nature

Monday, March 22, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021

March 22 – October 31, 2021 Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself through the healing power of nature. We will celebrate the spring season with thousands and thousands of flowering cherries, daffodils, tulips and other springtime favorites. We have planted more than 33,000 spring bulbs this year! Throughout the seasons look for educational displays highlighting native plants and…

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April 2021

A Million
Blooms

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Details: Included with Garden admission. Please note advance online tickets are required. A Million Blooms is the Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest and more!

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May 2021

The Secret Lives of Bugs
Native Invertebrate Micro Exhibit

Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sunday, October 31, 2021

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until Sunday, October 31, 2021

Included with regular Garden admission. Advanced online tickets are required. Saturday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through October Secret Lives of Bugs! Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs!  

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Go Public
Gardens Days

Friday, May 7, 2021 - Sunday, May 16, 2021

Included with Garden admission; Please note advance online tickets are required. May 7-16, 2021 are Go Public Gardens Days focusing on the importance and value of public gardens in our community. May 11, 10 a.m.   Enjoy a Seasonal Garden Walking Tour when you visit. Please note, spots are limited and preregistration is required. May 16, 2-3:30 p.m.  Hear poetry in the Garden with River City Poets on the Flagler Lawn (included with Garden admission). See photos of what will be…

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Virtual Storytime
in the Garden

Friday, May 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Saturday, October 30, 2021

Join in the fun on Facebook Live as Children’s Educator Tarneshia Evans reads a few of her favorite stories! Follow along on Facebook Live every Friday at 10 a.m.  We hope you can join us. Please invite your friends! Welcome to the Storytime with Tarneshia – where every other week we read one of our favorite stories. Tune in to Facebook Live! RSVP or share the Facebook event with your friends.

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Mother's Day Weekend Celebration

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - Sunday, May 9, 2021

Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has many opportunities to spend time with mom and loved ones. Explore our new exhibition Restore: The Healing Power of Nature. take her shopping, enjoy lunch outside from the Robins Tea House.

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Wednesdays
Alfresco

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Wednesday Nights May 12 through August 25 4-9 p.m. Escape to a garden paradise on Wednesday nights May 12th to August 25th. Bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. Food and drink are available for purchase online or in person at the Robins Tea House. Online orders are nonrefundable. Outside food is not allowed to be brought…

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Latin Ballet Mistica
and River City Poets

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - Sunday, May 16, 2021

Included with regular Garden admission. Advanced online tickets are required. Join us for a weekend of dance and poetry celebrating nature….all part of M&T Bank: RESTORE: the Healing Power of Nature. On Saturday, May 15 see performances by Latin Ballet of Virginia at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. On Sunday, May 16, enjoy poetry by River City Poets from 2-3:30 p.m. on the Flagler Garden Lawn  

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June 2021

Flowers
After 5

Thursday, June 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on Thursdays

Please note advance online tickets are required. Relax on Thursday evenings in August and September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks available online. Tickets are online-only (no walk-ups.) The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. and online food sales end at 8 p.m. Please read our information carefully as we have made changes with your safety as the top priority. Be sure to read Planning…

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Fidos
After 5

Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Second and Fourth Thursdays

Tickets for Fidos After 5 will be limited and advance online tickets are required for all guests, including members. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA allowing leashed dogs during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only: June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23.  All dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they…

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