Mother’s Day Ideas & Reflections
Where does the time go?
Nine years ago, I started bringing my family to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on Mother’s Day, several years before beginning work in Ginter’s education department. My best friend and I were new moms and we wanted to spend our first Mother’s Day in the Garden enjoying the concert with Glennroy Bailey and Company, her father’s band. Having spent every Mother’s Day at Lewis Ginter since that first date, I was feeling a little nostalgic this year as I watched our girls, now 9 years old, enjoying one of their favorite days of the year. It struck me how our larger “Mother’s Day at the Garden” tradition now encompasses many smaller traditions and themes. Some traditions are unplanned and occur naturally while others have become a yearly request from our kids (or the moms).
The photos illustrate this story best, showing how our favorite moments from past years were reflected during this year’s Mother’s Day Weekend visit.
If you want to start your own Mother’s Day Garden traditions or need help finding Mother’s Day ideas of fun things to do with your family, consider visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Mother’s Day weekend Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a fun-filled day of music, flowers and special memories.
Did you get some good Mother’s Day ideas? We hope to see you next year! But with Father’s Day just around the corner, maybe you’d like to join us to even sooner to celebrate dad. For Father’s Day Weekend we’ll have plenty of blooms, plus crafts for kids and dad too. Garden admission also includes Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas and our Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, not to mention WaterPlay! Sunday only enjoy live music from the Jangling Reinharts at Bloemendaal House and a boat display, courtesy of Southeastern Marine.