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.

For detailed information and to register online click on the class title/date or search for classes in our Active Network registration site.  Online registration can be accessed through either link.

Garden Walk Schedule
April-August 2019

Seasonal Garden Walks | April 9, May 7 OR May 14, June 4, September 3

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

Themed Walks

Butterfly Basics Walk and Talk | April 13

Come learn some basic and fun information about butterflies and moths, including the significance of Monarch butterflies and how we can each make a difference. Afterwards, enjoy a guided walk around the Garden.

Hidden Life of Trees | April 20 OR May 16

New best-selling books have brought revelations about how trees live their lives. You’ll visit some of the Garden’s most prominent trees and hear discoveries about their subtle communication skills through the “wood wide web”.

Hydrangeas | June 6 OR June 8, June 20 OR June 29, July 13

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable Garden Guides lead tours of the Garden’s collections of these favorite summer shrubs. Tours are timed throughout peak successive bloom time, so take more than one!

A Garden for the Birds | June 6

During this walk explore woodland, meadow and water habitats. Your knowledgeable guide will discuss the various birds you may encounter as you explore the Garden’s Bluebird Trail.

Seeing the Garden Like a Honeybee | June 17

Garden Guide Sheri Giese will introduce you to some of the most popular “honey bee plants” and end your tour where the bees do at the Apiary (bee hives) installed in 2016. Gain a whole new understanding of pollination and how a home gardener can help provide honey bees with better nutrition.

Walk and Talk: Monarchs and Pollinators | June 18

Join Garden Guide Lorrie Lincoln as she discusses Monarch butterflies and other pollinators and why they are important to us.

Small Spaces: Tropical Plants in Virginia | June 19 OR July 17

Summer brings millions of brilliant blooms to the Garden including traditional annuals and exotic tropical specimens. Analyze the beautiful designs created by our horticulturists and become inspired to create your own version in containers, pot groupings or small beds.

Children’s Garden: It’s Not Just Kids’ Stuff! | CANCELLED

Learn how the Children’s Garden continues to evolve. The tour includes a tour of facilities and plants; a discussion of programs, outreach and influence; and how its scope fits into the Garden’s mission to connect people and plants to improve communities.


The summer/fall 2019 season of classes will publish on July 31, 2019.

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