July 16 – Oct. 18, 2020 M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion by George Sherwood. Admission by timed ticket only. This unconventional exhibition features large-scale, stainless steel sculptures that move and change with the wind. View the sculptures and learn more about their connections to art, science, and nature. An artist and engineer, George Sherwood creates kinetic sculptures that evoke shimmering leaves, flocks of birds, schools of fish, and waves of light and water.Find out more
Online class conducted via Zoom The James River is a historically and ecologically important river in Virginia. It is a coastal plain estuary whose water flows over 400 miles from its headwaters in the mountains to the joining of the Chesapeake Bay at its mouth. It is an ecosystem rich with marine, estuarine, and freshwater species threatened by a growing human population, sprawling urban development, and increasing levels of pollutants. In the first class of this two-part series, we explore…Find out more
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. One of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants! Fall PlantFest is held outside in Parking Lot C at the Garden (no admission fee or ticket necessary.) If attending Fall PlantFest, please wear a mask; all vendors, volunteers and customers will be required to wear face-coverings. Disposable masks will be available at our 3 entry points for…Find out more
Make time over the course of a week to beginning a simply illustrated journal to chronicle your love of gardens. Whether here at Lewis Ginter, at home, or in your travels, your journaling practice captures the magic of what you see —natural elements as well as landscaping features such as pathways, gates, and fences. This uniquely formatted class meets twice by video and involves independent work in your journal at Lewis Ginter or in the location( s) of your choice.…Find out more
Make some time over the course of a week to beginning a simply illustrated journal to chronicle your love of gardens. Whether here at Lewis Ginter, at home, or in your travels, your journaling practice captures the magic of what you see —natural elements as well as landscaping features such as pathways, gates, and fences. This uniquely formatted class meets twice by video and involves independent work in your journal at Lewis Ginter or in the location( s) of your…Find out more
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.) 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 Your Visit so you’ll be aware…Find out more
NOTE: Due to forecast of strong storms, Flowers/Fidos After 5 is cancelled for Thursday, Sept. 10. Tickets for Fidos After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be 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 August 13 & 27, September 10 & 24, 2020. All dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins…Find out more
In New Garden Style, learn the techniques and secrets for creating chic, vintage-inspired arrangements in a trendy footed container. David Pippin demonstrates the step-by-step process of crafting a lush, romantic centerpiece. Send us your pictures of your completed Garden style arrangement for a critique by David, and to share with your classmates. A list of suggested materials and containers is sent after registration. Online class conducted via ZoomFind out more
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday Nights in August and September Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11, 18, 25 5-9 p.m. Escape to a garden paradise on Friday nights in August and September. 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 Friday night out. Food and drink are available for purchase online. Outside food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden.…Find out more
Learn to create warm comfort food dinners highlighting your favorite autumn fruits and vegetables in this virtual culinary class. Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala shares her tips and tricks for making delicious meals showcasing the best of fall produce. Menu and recipes will be sent before the class. This is an online class via Zoom. Can’t attend the live class? If you pre-register, you will be sent a link to the class recording (available for a limited time only) which…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.