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December 2019

Fresh Swags
for Indoors or Out

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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, hand pruners and garden gloves.

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GardenFest of Lights
Behind the Scenes Tour

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Take a behind the scenes tour of the operations behind the lights. Learn general and specific information about the history, composition, execution, and facts about the GardenFest of Lights with emphasis on the outdoor lighting.

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GardenFest of Lights
Early Bird Tour

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

No longer just for groups, join your Garden Guide on this early bird tour to learn special behind-the-scenes details of the region’s most magical light show. Learn how this year’s theme connects nature with flight. As darkness falls, your “early bird” access allows you to see the Garden’s transformation as it glows bright!

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GardenFest of Lights
Early Bird Tour

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

No longer just for groups, join your Garden Guide on this early bird tour to learn special behind-the-scenes details of the region’s most magical light show. Learn how this year’s theme connects nature with flight. As darkness falls, your “early bird” access allows you to see the Garden’s transformation as it glows bright!

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New Year's Eve
Family Frolic

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 @ 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 2020 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 2020

Member & Volunteer Nights
at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

NEW this year! Member Nights (free admission for members) are all nights in November and January. Garden Members can visit Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights for free any night November 22-30, 2019, and January 1-6, 2020. Please note we are closed Thanksgiving (November 28), December 24 & 25. 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…

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GardenFest
for Fidos

Thursday, January 2, 2020 @ 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 5, 2019, and Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. 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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Free Admission
: Jan. 7-12, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, January 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: Jan. 7-12, 2020  *Please note the Garden Café is closed during this time.

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Half-Price
Admission Days

Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission Jan. 13 through Feb. 29.  During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. *Please note the Garden Shop will be closed on select days during this timeframe and the Garden Cafe will be closed January 7  – January 17, 2020.  

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Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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