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.



Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights 2023-24
Monday, November 20, 2023-Sunday, January 7, 2024 (Members-Only Preview: Nov. 17-19, 2023)


Fridays & Saturdays
10 a.m. (Storytime has finished for 2023 and will return on Jan. 12, 2024)
Gather with us for storytime outside under the oaks in front of the Kelly Education Center each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. Children can also participate in a craft or hands-on activity. (Weather permitting; indoor location is the Library).

Great Backyard Bird Count
February 17, 2024
Community Science event that brings awareness to bird activity in the area through community partners, activities, and self-guided experiences.

Virginia Orchid Society Show and Sale
February 23-25, 2024
Multi-day event featuring hundreds of orchids on display and for sale, free lectures, orchid vendors and more.

Virginia Daffodil Society Show
March 23-24, 2024
The daffodil show features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers.

A Million Blooms
April 1-June 1, 2024
The Garden’s celebration of spring! Events throughout the season include Spring Plant Sale and plant shows.

African Violet Show and Sale
April 5-7, 2024
Interesting and unusual African violet varieties on display and for purchase.

Flowers After 5
Thursday nights; mid-May through October 2024
Listen to a diverse mix of live music throughout the season, featuring local and regional acts. The second and fourth Thursdays of each month are Fidos After 5 nights when leashed dogs are allowed.

Spring Plant Sale
May 3 & 4, 2024
More than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics and other garden-related items. Presented by Garden volunteers.

Richmond Rose Society Show
May 18 & 19, 2024
Enjoy displays of specimen roses and get advice from the rose experts.

Pride Month
June 1-30, 2024
Month-long celebration honoring and bringing awareness to LGBTQ+ community. Includes LGBTQ youth event and themed Flowers After 5.

Free Fourth of July
July 4, 2024
Garden admission is free on July 4; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free Community Day (Labor Day)
September 2, 2024
Garden admission is free on Labor Day; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fall Plant Sale
September 20 & 21, 2024
Featuring vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics and other garden-related items. Presented by Garden volunteers.

October 26, 2024

Seasonal event with entertainment, crafts, activities, and an abundance of fall displays.