CALL FOR ART “PLAY” Celebrating the Joy and Art of Play!

Deadline extended! Proposals due December 15, 2018. 
Exhibition dates: Friday, March 29, 2019 – Sunday, September 30, 2019.Kids making wild art

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invites artists to submit proposals for art (either created specifically for this exhibit or existing works) for a temporary outdoor exhibition of art inspired by the theme of PLAY. This exhibit will highlight how playful interactions can create connection, conversation, and joy.

View full details and submission requirements (PDF).

Please note, Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks runs concurrently with this exhibition from June 28, 2019 – September 22, 2019.



Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Nov. 23, 2018 – Jan. 7, 2019 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)
5 – 10 p.m. Nightly

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza!

Special events include Illumination Night, GardenFest for Fidos, Merry Mondays. Caroling Tuesdays, Artful Wednesdays, Musical Thursdays, New Year’s Eve Family Frolic and more.

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Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 12 – Monday, October 14, 2019, Daily 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Experience the wonderful world of Butterflies LIVE! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries.

Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities 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 lifecycles. Photos are permitted, but we ask those taking photos to be respectful of other guests.

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