Garden Walks for Adults

Enhance your knowledge by taking one of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s adult guided tours for individuals. Discover seasonal highlights or learn about a specific Garden area during our seasonal walks.  Join Garden Guides as they share their areas of expertise during the Walk and Talk themed garden walks.

Please note Covid-19 related requirements for in-person walks.  All guidelines are subject to change.

Walk Schedule December 2021 – April 2022


Enjoy a guided tour of the Garden through the lens of a particular themed topic!

Explore Conifers at the Garden | December 9 

Venture with your Garden Guide to the Streb Conifer Garden to see the many varieties of conifers suitable for Richmond’s plant hardiness zone.

NEW! Before Glen Stream Restoration Tour | December 15

Come learn about the Glen Stream restoration on a guided tour with a Garden Guide. See it before restoration starts and watch for a follow up tour after the restoration is completed.

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Behind-the-scenes Tour | December 7 at 3:00 p.m., December 7 at 4:30 p.m., December 21 at 3:00 p.m., OR December 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Learn general and specific information about the history, composition, execution, and facts about Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights with emphasis on the outdoor lighting.

The Conservatory: Beyond Its Timeless Beauty | February 17 OR March 5 

Discover how plants are obtained and curated to develop a significant botanical collection of ever-changing displays. Explore favorite plant groups – ferns, orchids, and desert plants. See spectacular blooms that emerge in the late winter. Be inspired to grow your own exotic plants, and acquire tips for orchid care.

Hidden Life of Trees |February 22 

Explore how trees interact to help each other, migrate in response to climate change, avoid extinction or reappear after having been declared extinct, as well as other stories that trees have to tell us.

NEW! Spring Migration Tour | March 19 

Find out how birds use the Garden’s 80 acres to rest, refuel, and continue the journey north to their breeding grounds. Discover what birds will be passing through or arriving in Richmond for the summer.

Springtime in Virginia | March 25, April 9, OR April 21

Learn what makes “A Million Blooms” possible and how the Garden changes, including the brief appearance of ephemerals. Acquire information about perennials recommended for beginning gardeners with small spaces.

NEW! After Glen Stream Restoration Tour |  April 6 

Visit the newly restored Glen Stream on a guided tour with a volunteer Garden Guide. Hear about the planning process, and why it was important to refurbish.

NEW! Sydnor Lake Gardens Tour | April 20

Learn about the gardens adjacent to Sydnor Lake, featured plantings, and explore the diversity of each garden landscape. Walk among mature trees including a magnificent sycamore.


Seasonal Garden Walks IN-PERSON

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the collection, offered monthly except January, July, August and December.

February 1

March 1 AND March 8

April 5 AND April 12


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