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December 2018

Seasonal Garden Walk:
December

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August.  Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden.

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Fresh Wreaths with
Natural Materials

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Use fresh greens and sturdy florist materials to liven up a pre-made fresh wreath.  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. There will be some use of hot glue.

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GardenFest
for Fidos

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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.  

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Fresh Swags
for Indoors or Out

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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. There will be some use of hot glue.

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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

GardenFest
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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Half-Price
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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February 2019

Winter Symposium and CVNLA Short Course

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Wednesday-Friday, February 13-15, 2019 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Massey Conference Center Presented by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Central Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, and Virginia Cooperative Extension Remember how you felt the first time you encountered that beautiful plant that now is your always recommended favorite? What plants, when displayed together, make your heart beat faster and always stun you with their four seasons of unrivaled beauty? Where do you turn for that purposeful palette of form, texture, color,…

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