Visit with Friends

Lewis Ginter provides a beautiful setting for catching up with friends.  Stroll through the gardens, have lunch at the Garden Café or Robins Tea House, browse the Garden Shop, or choose an option below.

Attend an Event


There’s always something new at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden! Learn more about our limited time and seasonal exhibitions.

Butterflies LIVE!

Get up close to hundreds of butterflies as they feed, flutter, and take flight all around you in the Conservatory.


Grab your gardening buddies and stroll through over 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics.

Flowers After 5

Kick back with friends and enjoy summer evenings at the Garden.  Sip wine, listen to live music, dine under the trees, and browse our Garden Shop.  And don’t forget your furry friends!  Fidos After 5 is the second Thursday of June, July, and August when leashed pets are invited as well.

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Stroll through the Garden as it is transformed by a half-million colorful lights.  Have dinner at the Robins Tea House, sip hot chocolate or roast marshmallows on a roaring fire.

Take a Class

Explore your common interests by registering for a class to develop your gardening skills, discover the natural world through art, or relax in a yoga class.

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Plan a
Special Occasion

The Garden serves as the perfect setting for a special occasion.  A variety of spaces are available for birthday parties, engagement parties, showers, and other events.

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