Bringing the Garden to You
We’re working hard to bring you as much of the Garden as possible through technology.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s mission is connecting people through plants to improve communities. We have taken the proactive measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by closing the Garden temporarily. Our goal is to extend beyond traditional boundaries, have a positive impact and enrich lives. Our hope is that through this page we can bring you a sense of peace, hope and community. See what other gardens are sharing by using #ourgardensyourhome
A Message from the Garden about the reduction in force (March 31, 2020) ensuring the nonprofit Garden can remain viable during this time of indefinite closure and reopen as soon as conditions allow.
A Virtual Visit
Gardening at Home
- Learn how to make a DIY pallet garden for vegetables.
- Garden design: plan your garden to support wildlife.
- Read about insects & companion planting
- Gardening questions? Ask them on our Gardening in Central Virginia — Questions & Answers Facebook Group.
- On the blog: Use What You Have — Starting Seeds
Activities for Kids
- Join us for virtual storytime Fridays at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live.
- A BEE Kid Quest (PDF) you can do in your own backyard!
- Homeschooling your kids? Here are some of our favorite free resources: Playful Learning, Nature Explore and Community Playthings.
- From NPR — Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
Food and Recipes
Spending time in the kitchen? Try these recipes from the Garden Cafe.
Tune in Fridays at 10 a.m. for a virtual storytime with Garden Librarian Dory and her cat, Penny, on Facebook Live.
Revival, social justice and defiant compassion marked the pleas of Benjamin Vogt, owner of Monarch Gardens, a prairie-inspired garden design firm in Lincoln, NE. During Lewis Ginter’s Winter Symposium in ...