Visit A Million Blooms!
April 1 – June 1, 2019
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was voted one of the best botanical gardens in the nation! Spring is a great time to visit and see why.
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A Million Blooms
The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest, Butterflies LIVE!, and activities in the Children’s Garden.
March: Hyacinths, crocuses, daffodils, flowering cherries
April: More daffodils, tulips, bluebells
May: Peonies, iris, azaleas, pitcher plants
June: Lotuses, roses
Conservatory: Orchids, tropicals, cacti
Please be aware weather impacts blooming times; this is based on prior years.
See The Blooms All Year & More!
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EVENTS & EXHIBITS
A great time for families to visit! Grab a Kid Quest at the admissions desk and explore. There are activities in the Children’s Garden; sidewalk chalk, hula hooping, digging and watering opportunities, plus you can climb the CWDKid’s Treehouse overlooking the Garden!
M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!
April 12 – October 14
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles.
Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit
Regular Garden admission
Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days). Concert on Bloemendaal Lawn (Saturday only; 2-3 p.m.) Food available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.
- On Saturday create the experience your mom would like. Stretch out on quilts in the Louise Cochrane Rose Garden and read favorite books. Explore woodland walks searching for fairies. Get down and dirty with digging activities. Help weave a Maypole, try the hula hoop and chase bubbles! (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Sunday is the popular Mother’s Day concert with Glenroy Bailey & Co. (1 p.m.– 4 p.m.). Food available for purchase in front of Bloemendaal House. Guests are also welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs but no outside food or beverage. Activities in the Children’s Garden include “make-and-takes” for mom (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Spring Plant Fest (plant sale)
May 3-4, Rain or shine! Friday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers.
Virginia Daffodil Society Show
Saturday, March 30, show: 2 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 31, show: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers.
Richmond African Violet Society Show and Sale
April 5 – 7
SALE: Friday, 12 – 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SHOW: Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visitors Center Atrium and Robins Room
Interesting and unusual African violets on display and for purchase.
Pinwheels for Prevention Garden
Location: Terrace Lawn adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels are “planted” to represent children served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.