At-a-Glance Calendar

Below is a list of major upcoming Garden events and exhibits. The Garden also has lots of great adult classes and children’s activities. Visit our calendar to see and search for more events.

Calendar

JANUARY 2022

Free Admission Days
Free Garden admission!
Monday, Jan. 10-Sunday, January 16
(Please note the Cafe and Tea House will be closed during this time period.)

Half-Price Admission Days
All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission from Jan. 17-29, 2022. During this time only, Garden admission is $7 for adults and seniors and $4 for children.

Bonsai Exhibit 
Regular Garden admission
Sunday, January 30- Friday, February 25, 2022

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

FEBRUARY 2022

Bonsai Exhibit 
Included with regular Garden admission
Sunday, January 30- Friday, February 25, 2022

Love, the Garden
February 1 – March 31, 2022
“Love, the Garden” is a seasonal Garden-wide event where the community is invited to write and deliver love letters to nature.

CVNLA Winter Symposium & Short Course (Virtual)
February 9-10, 2022

Pesticide Recertification Day (in person)
February 11, 2022

The Great Backyard Bird Count
February 19, 2022
This global community science project helps the general public and scientists learn more about the year-to-year bird populations and distributions. Bird watchers of all ages can count birds here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

MARCH 2022

Orchid Show & Sale
March 4-6, 2022

Love, the Garden
February 1 – March 31, 2022
“Love, the Garden” is a seasonal Garden-wide event where the community is invited to write and deliver love letters to nature.

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).

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

APRIL 2022

M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring
Butterflies LIVE!
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.

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, 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.

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

MAY 2022

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale) and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.

M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring
Butterflies LIVE! and Big Bugs
Included with 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.

Artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators showcases larger-than-life sculptures highlighting the importance of pollinators and preserving their habitats.

Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale)
May 13-14, 2022, 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.

Go Public Gardens Days 

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

Splendor
Friday, May 6, 2022
Splendor, a gala benefit presented by the Board of Directors, promises to be a feast for the senses. 

JUNE 2022

A Million Blooms
Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Regular Garden admission
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Spring PlantFest (formerly Spring Plant Sale) and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.

M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring
Butterflies LIVE! and Big Bugs
Included with 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.

Artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators showcases larger-than-life sculptures highlighting the importance of pollinators and preserving their habitats.

Flowers After 5 (Thursdays June through mid-September)
 4 – 9 p.m.
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 
4 – 9 p.m.
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).

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

JULY 2022

Flowers After 5 
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 
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).

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring
Butterflies LIVE! and Big Bugs
Included with 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.

Artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators showcases larger-than-life sculptures highlighting the importance of pollinators and preserving their habitats.

AUGUST 2022

Flowers After 5 
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 
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).

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring
Butterflies LIVE! and Big Bugs
Included with 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.

Artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators showcases larger-than-life sculptures highlighting the importance of pollinators and preserving their habitats.

SEPTEMBER 2022

M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring
Butterflies LIVE!
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.

Genworth Free Community Day

Free admission all day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission this day is walk-up only. Tickets are not needed. Open RAIN or SHINE

Richmond Rose Society Show 
Displays of specimen roses with consulting experts on hand to answer questions.

Flowers After 5

Regular Garden admission
Relax on summer evenings; stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping.

Fidos After 5
Regular Garden admission
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA and leashed pets are allowed during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only.

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!

Fall PlantFest 
September 16-17, 2022, Rain or shine! 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.

OCTOBER 2022

M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring
Butterflies LIVE!
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.

Storytime
Librarian Kat Spears will read a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity (weather permitting). Invite your friends!