Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Sculpture

April 29-October, 2023

Burning Man sculptor Kate Raudenbush premieres her enchanting and evocative new exhibit in collaboration with poet Sha Michele. The show features five monumental sculptures created especially for Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.

Dramatically lit from within and paired with poetry, the art creates multi-sensory experiences that will invite further exploration during the day and at night. The Garden will be offering many related events, classes and even extended hours on select evenings.

Learn more about Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Sculpture.




  • Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Visitors can get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around them.

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April 15-Oct. 9, 2023

Butterflies LIVE! is your gateway to experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical and native beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors…captivating sights…and extraordinary discoveries. Every butterfly is different, as is every visit! Due to an earlier closing time, please note the last group of visitors will be admitted to Butterflies LIVE! at 4:15 p.m. 




Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Nov. 20, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024. Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 & 25. Open nightly 4 – 10 p.m.; Prepurchased ticket with arrival time required; Ticketed event.

Become a Garden Member to enjoy a special members-only preview weekend and other member benefits like FREE admission on member nights.

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring lights, decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, hot chocolate (for purchase); & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza!