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Wednesdays Alfresco

Wednesday Nights through August 25, 4-9 p.m.

Guests can walk in and purchase tickets or purchase online. (*Please note online tickets include a convenience fee and are non-refundable and non-transferable.)

Escape to a garden paradise on Wednesday nights May 12 through August 25. Bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out.

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Shakespeare in the Garden — Special Performance

August 4, 6:30 p.m. in the Cochrane Rose Garden

Enjoy an abbreviated youth performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with direction by Rusty Wilson and dramaturgy and choreography by Laine Satterfield

Please bring a chair or blanket to use on our lawn.

Broadway in the Garden — Special Performance

August 11 (rain date August 18), 7 p.m. in the Cochrane Rose Garden

Enjoy an hour-long youth performance of Broadway in the Garden: A Cadence Cabaret with direction by Jana Farrell and musical direction by Jason Marks.

Please bring a chair or blanket to use on our lawn.



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While anyone can enjoy the extended hours on Wednesday night, Alfresco is designed to be a relaxing evening for couples or friends to spend time together while socially distanced from others in the Garden.

  • The event is rain or shine; no refunds. In cases of hazardous weather, the event would be canceled. The call to cancel would be made by noon on the day of the event.
  • Cost is $14 adults; $11 senior citizens (65+); $8 children age 3-12; free for children under 3; $7 for members and $5 for youth on a membership.
  • Members enjoy free admission to Wednesdays Alfresco. Become a member today for this great member benefit!


  • Food and drinks (including wine and beer) are available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.
  • Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.
  • Outside food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden.
  • Find your very own special spot in the Garden, dine alfresco, and share a bottle of wine while you watch the sun set and fireflies glow.

Fridays Alfresco