Jan 13th, 2015

FREE Garden Admission Now through January 18, 2015

by Jonah Holland,  Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

helleborus josef lemper

Helleborus niger ‘Josef Lemper’ or Christmas rose is just one of many plants you’ll find blooming an interesting in winter at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

You know Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is beautiful year-round, right!? Pssssst.  Let me let you in on a little secret! We are offering FREE Garden admission through Jan. 18, 2015 (while the Garden Cafe is closed).

conservatory and winter

The Conservatory in winter with Ilex verticillata ‘Winter Gold’

Not only do we have blooms outside, but we also have gorgeous orchids and other tropical plants on display inside the Conservatory. Since it’s January, we thought you might need a tropical escape, and this is the perfect place to find it!  Also, we’ll be offering  1/2 price admission Jan. 19 through Feb. 28. *  We’ve posted some of our favorite blooms here — but to see more view our Garden Blooms slideshow for January.

river birches and a bench in winter

River birches welcoming you to Flagler Garden.

* Please note that the Garden Shop will also be closed Jan. 13-25, 2015 for inventory.


pink apricot buds

Prunus mume or Japanese flowering apricot

Magnolia x 'Luscious'  hybrid magnolia

Magnolia x ‘Luscious’ with berries in the background.

Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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  • Sheila

    My husband and I have decided that this will be the place where our 3rd standing date for 2015 will take place. I’m really excited to see the January blooms and tour the beautiful conservatory, However I was bit disappointed when I read that the Garden Cafe would not be open and that the Garden Shop as well would be closed due to inventory…but I told my husband that we will definitely have to make plans to return when the Garden Cafe and the Garden Shop will be open. I so want to experience the entire Garden and all that it has to offer.

    Sincerely, New RVA resident

    • Oh Sheila, that’s so great to hear! Welcome to Richmond. How wonderful that you and your husband have a standing date, and that you’ve chosen to spend it here with us. I’m sorry the Garden Cafe and the Garden Shop will be closed, but yes, come back and see those another time. Neither the Garden Shop or the Cafe require admission to the Garden, although we certainly hope that you’ll come back again to see A Million Blooms and Butterflies LIVE! Also, keep in mind that July 4th is also a FREE day at the Garden.

      • Sheila

        Jonah, we certainly will be visiting for A Million Blooms and Butterflies LIVE! Because I love, love, love Butterflies. And the free day on July 4th is going to be marked on the calendar I’m almost certain that my daughter and grandchildren will enjoy that day as well.

  • Yay! That’s great to hear Sheila. See you in spring!