At a Glance Garden Calendar

MARCH 2021 

Garden Member Appreciation Month
We have special things planned for our Garden members all month long! See all the details including a special discount on purchases in the Garden Shop (for a select time) and also in the Robins Tea House when it reopens for spring.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature
March 22 – October 31
The Garden will use the theme of “Restore” to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be featured throughout the course of the seasons.
Please note advance online tickets are required.

APRIL 2021

Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit
Please note advance online tickets are required.
April 3-4

RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature
March 22 – October 31
The Garden will use the theme of “Restore” to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be featured throughout the course of the seasons.
Please note advance online tickets are required.

Spring PlantFest

Friday, April 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 1, 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 and other garden-related items.

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required.
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale) and more.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

MAY 2021

Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale)
Rain or shine!
No admission fee and no tickets required; regular Garden admission to visit the Garden. Masks are required. 

Friday, April 30, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 1, 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. This year, there’s live music, a festive atmosphere and the chance to meet your extension agent and ask questions. Presented by Garden volunteers.

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale) and more.

Mother’s Day Weekend
May 8-9, 2021
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
A weekend with many opportunities to honor and spend time with mom.

Go Public Gardens Days  
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission

A celebration with activities for the whole family.

RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature
March 22 – October 31
The Garden will use the theme of “Restore” to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be featured throughout the course of the seasons.
Please note advance online tickets are required.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

JUNE 2021

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale) and more.

Flowers After 5 (Thursdays June through mid-September)
 5 – 9 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).

Fidos After 5 
5 – 9 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only (second and fourth Thursdays of each month).

RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature
March 22 – October 31
The Garden will use the theme of “Restore” to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be featured throughout the course of the seasons.
Please note advance online tickets are required.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

JULY 2021

Flowers After 5 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).

Fidos After 5 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only (second and fourth Thursdays of each month).

RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature
March 22 – October 31
The Garden will use the theme of “Restore” to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be featured throughout the course of the seasons.
Please note advance online tickets are required.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

AUGUST 2021

Flowers After 5 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).

Fidos After 5 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only (second and fourth Thursdays of each month).

RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature
March 22 – October 31
The Garden will use the theme of “Restore” to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be featured throughout the course of the seasons.
Please note advance online tickets are required.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

SEPTEMBER 2021

RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature
March 22 – October 31
The Garden will use the theme of “Restore” to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be featured throughout the course of the seasons.
Please note advance online tickets are required.

Flowers After 5
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping.

Fidos After 5
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only.

Fall PlantFest 
No admission fee and no tickets required for sale; regular admission to visit the Garden.
Avid gardeners know fall is a great time for planting. The Fall PlantFest features vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

OCTOBER 2021

RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature
March 22 – October 31
The Garden will use the theme of “Restore” to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be featured throughout the course of the seasons.
Please note advance online tickets are required.

OktoberFest
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Live music, local food, and beer for purchase; games and prizes. Bring canned goods to benefit FeedMore. Sponsored by Meriwether Godsey.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

NOVEMBER 2021

Member ShopFest Weekend

Prepurchased ticket with arrival time required.
Supersale for Garden Members doing their holiday shopping! Enjoy a 20 percent discount with your member ID.
Please note this is a separately ticketed event with timed tickets.

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
Nightly 5 – 10 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), Dec. 24 & 25
Please note advance online tickets are required
Dominion GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring holiday lights, family activities and more.

GardenFest for Fidos

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

DECEMBER 2021

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
Nightly 5 – 10 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), Dec. 24 & 25
Please note advance online tickets are required
Dominion GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more.

GardenFest for Fidos

Please note advance online tickets are required; Ticketed event; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA
Leashed pets allowed on these nights only.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

JANUARY 2022

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
Nightly 5 – 10 p.m.; closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Dominion GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more.

Free Member Nights at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

On select nights, members get in to GardenFest for free! Please note advance online tickets are required

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

GardenFest for Fidos

Please note advance online tickets are required; Ticketed event; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA
Leashed pets allowed on these nights only.

FEBRUARY 2022

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

MARCH 2022

Garden Member Appreciation Month
We have special things planned for our Garden members! See all the details including a special discount on purchases in the Garden Shop (for a select time) and also in the Robins Tea House when it reopens for spring.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

APRIL 2022

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
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 life-cycles.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale) and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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.

MAY 2022

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale) and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
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 life-cycles

Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale)
Rain or shine!
No admission fee and no tickets required; regular Garden admission to visit the Garden
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. This year, there’s live music, a festive atmosphere and the chance to meet your extension agent and ask questions. Presented by Garden volunteers.

Mother’s Day Weekend
May 7-8, 2022
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
A weekend with many opportunities to honor and spend time with mom.

Go Public Gardens Days 
A celebration with activities for the whole family.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

JUNE 2022

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale) and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
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 life-cycles

Flowers After 5 (Thursdays June through mid-September)
 5 – 9 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).

Fidos After 5 
5 – 9 p.m.
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only (second and fourth Thursdays of each month).

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

JULY 2022

Flowers After 5 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).

Fidos After 5 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only (second and fourth Thursdays of each month).

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

AUGUST 2022

Flowers After 5 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).

Fidos After 5 
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only (second and fourth Thursdays of each month).

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

SEPTEMBER 2022

Flowers After 5

Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping.

Fidos After 5
Prepurchased ticket with set start time required; Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only.

Fall PlantFest 
No admission fee and no tickets required for sale; regular admission to visit the Garden
Avid gardeners know fall is a great time for planting. The Fall PlantFest features vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Presented by Garden volunteers.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!

OCTOBER 2022

OktoberFest
Please note advance online tickets are required; Regular Garden admission
Live music, local food, and beer for purchase; games and prizes. Bring canned goods to benefit FeedMore. Sponsored by Meriwether Godsey.

Virtual Storytime
Every Friday
10 a.m.
Enjoy storybooks and activities.

Garden Check-In
Every Tuesday
12:30 p.m.
Viewers of all ages can check-in with us each week as Garden staff introduces a seasonal topic or garden-related activity that will inspire you to get outside!