A photo or a lingering gaze may not be quite enough to capture the beauty and emotion of a garden. If you have ever wanted to put a paintbrush to paper this is your opportunity. Learn basic watercolor techniques and drawing skills to use in expressing your inspiration. All materials will be supplied and most will go home with you afterwards. With the certainty that every single human being has the ability to create, all are welcome to this beginners’…Find out more
Kelly Education Center Included with Garden Admission With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. The league brings art into Richmond community venues and partners with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as one of its exhibit locations.Find out more
Art Exhibition Included with Regular Garden Admission Plants of the James River juried art exhibition will be on display at the Lora M. Robins Library, October 1 – October 31, 2019. During regular Garden hours, the exhibition is included with regular garden admission and free for members. Sponsors of this exhibit include Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the American Society of Botanical Artists, the Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) and the Enrichmond Foundation. Artist Talk and Reception…Find out more
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, September 4, 2019
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Children of all ages are invited to drop in and participate in our fun outdoor activities under the guidance of Children’s Education staff and volunteers. Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required. Saturday mornings, April–October, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, April–May, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday mornings, June–August, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, September–October, 2-3 p.m.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
Silverpoint, a drawing medium used by the old masters, is enjoying a revival by artists today. Styluses containing a sharpened sterling silver wire produce delicate pale lines that tarnish over time to golden browns. Drawings have a lovely glow due to thin layers of silver reflecting light. Learn traditional ways to apply silverpoint to a simple ground prepared in class and to add color to silverpoint drawings to enhance the design. Students are encouraged to bring a few seasonal natural…Find out more
Native plants are a wonderful addition to the landscape for their adaptability, ornamental value and pollinator support. Tour the Garden with experienced Guides and learn how to incorporate natives into your garden with greater confidence and success.Find out more
Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music by the Bellevue Rhythmaires, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission. Food and drink are available for purchase.Find out more
Explore the plants and animals in your schoolyard through multidisciplinary activities, experiments, art, and literature connections. 2.5 hours professional development points. Includes light fare.Find out more
Use basic watercolor applications and a few tricks to create a peaceful evergreen forest in the snow. The workshop will include basic drawing instruction, watercolor practice, and a final completed piece. Designed to be an enjoyable class for any experience level, this class may put you in the holiday mood a little early. All materials will be supplied.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.