Garden Tours 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 tours.  Join Garden Guides as they share their areas of expertise during the Talk and Tour themed garden tours.

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

Tour Schedule December 2022-April 2023

Seasonal Garden Tours IN-PERSON

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

February 7

March 7 OR March 14

April 4 OR April 11


Gardenfest of Lights Behind the Scenes Tour IN-PERSON

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.

December 20 at 3 pm

December 20 at 4:30 pm


THEMED TOURS  IN-PERSON

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

The Conservatory: Beyond Its Timeless Beauty | February 16 or March 4

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.

Springtime in Virginia | March 25 OR April 5 OR April 20

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.

Spring Migration Tour | March 29

Enjoy a pleasant walk in the garden and learn about how birds use our 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.

Hidden Life of Trees | April 12

Let’s walk through the garden and 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. Enjoy all this while exploring the beauty and diversity of the trees at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Lake Sydnor Gardens Tour | April 26

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. The tour will be an easy walk around the lake including visiting lake docks to enjoy the view across the water.

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