Dominion Energy Gardenfest of Lights

Join us for a favorite winter tradition! Tickets are available online only and are limited; purchase yours today to ensure you get the day and time you want. Add a Flex Add-On at checkout (only $10) and you can change your ticket to another night (exceptions apply).

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Plan Your Visit 


  • The Garden is open year-round 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Nov. 17, 2023 -Jan. 7, 2024: daytime ticket sales 9 a.m.-3 p.m;
    GardenFest (online tickets only) 4-10 p.m.
    (closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25).
  • See hours for Waterway splash pad, open during the summer season in the Children’s Garden.


  • For admission, you can walk in and purchase tickets at the Guest Services desk.
  • If you prefer online tickets, they are available through Eventbrite; but please be aware there is a convenience fee.
  • Children under age 3 do not need a ticket.
  • Members enjoy free daily admission. Learn more about this and other member benefits: Garden membership.
  • Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights tickets have a timed entry and are available online only.
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See major upcoming Garden events and exhibits in our at-a-glance year-long calendar of events.


Wheelchairs and strollers are available for you to borrow. Learn about accessibility regarding pathways, amenities and more.


  • During the day, enjoy a delicious meal in our Garden Cafe: soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts and more!
  • When we’re open in the evenings (Wednesdays-Saturdays), food and drinks are also available in the Garden Cafe.
  • Outside food or picnics are not allowed to be brought into the Garden.
  • Vending machines are available in the Children’s Garden.
  • Water fountains are available with a touchless water bottle refill feature.
  • Learn more about the Garden Shop, including hours.


See a monthly overview of Garden blooms

What's in Bloom


Learn more about our special events including Fidos After 5, A Million Blooms, Spring PlantFest plant sale, Flowers After 5 and more!

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Join us for classes on flower arranging, crafts, food and wine, and more. Browse our list of upcoming adult programs.

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