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.

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Garden Walk Schedule
December 2019 – April 2020

Seasonal Garden Walks | February 4, March 3, April 7 OR April 14

Discover seasonal highlights in the Garden with a knowledgeable Garden Guide.

Themed Walks

Captivating Tales from the Conservatory | January 16 OR February 15

Avoid the chilly weather and take a tropical mini-vacation inside the Conservatory. Look carefully at major groups of plants that reside there – ferns, orchids, palms and unusual blooming tropical plants.

How Many Ways Can You Enjoy a Garden?: A Sensory Tour | March 4 OR April 4

Join your Garden Guide on a Garden tour that explores the senses! In addition to vision, smell and touch, the senses of taste and sound will be engaged as you experience the Garden through various perspectives.

Explore Conifers at the Garden | March 17 OR April 1

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

Small Spaces: Springtime in Virginia | March 20 OR March 21

When the weather cooperates, the Garden excels at “springtime,” with millions of blooms emerging. Analyze the beautiful designs created by Garden horticulturalists and consider how you can create your own version in containers, pot groupings or small beds.

Citizen Science Garden Walk | March 26 OR March 31

Learn about citizen (or community) science with your Garden Guide and discover how the Garden is helping the community through observing nature. You will leave the tour inspired to participate in this crowd-sourced scientific project.

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Tours

GardenFest of Lights Early Bird Tour | December 4 OR December 5 OR December 11 OR December 12

No longer just for groups, join your Garden Guide 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!

GardenFest of Lights Behind the Scenes Tour | December 10

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.


The Spring/Summer 2020 season of classes will publish on April 1, 2020.

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