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November 2018

Dominion Energy
GardenFest of Lights

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

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…

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December 2018

New Year's Eve
Family Frolic

Monday, December 31, 2018 @ 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 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…

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January 2019

for Fidos

Thursday, January 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ticketed event; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA 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. Please read our rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with dogs.

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Member & Volunteer Nights
at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Monday, January 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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.

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Free Admission to the Garden: Jan. 8-13, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden January 8 – 13, 2019.  *Please note the Garden Shop and Garden Café are closed during this time.

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Winter Botany

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 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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Botanical Illustration Sunday Studio:

Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mentors and students work on certificate projects together in an informal setting.  Open to BI certificate candidates only.

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Admission Days

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission through Feb. 28.  During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children.

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Arranging with
Market Bouquets

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to take a standard market bouquet and make it your own creation. David Pippin shares tips and composition guidelines, and also how to examine your flowers for freshness and longevity. Students bring sharp floral snips and garden clippers.

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Escape from Winter

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Use small water-loving plants like ferns and mosses to create a terrarium to remind you of warmer climes during winter!  Also learn unusual ways to incorporate favorite houseplants into interior mini-scapes. Bring your own container (details sent after registration), all potting materials and plants are provided.

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