Jul 16th, 2020

Your Safety is Our Priority

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is always excited to see you! As an outdoor attraction with 50 acres of gardens, there’s plenty of space to relax, refresh and restore your senses. Your safety is our top priority.

The Garden has had many procedures in place from March 2020 through May 2021 because of COVID-19, but we are now glad to be back to “business as usual” with a few exceptions. Please note: WaterPlay is closed due to safety and planned work in that area. The Library is also closed.

Tickets: Guests no longer have to prepurchase tickets online! You can purchase tickets on site at the admissions desks.
(Please note: we continue to offer online tickets as an option through Eventbrite if you wish to purchase that way; however, please be aware there is a convenience charge.)

Plexiglass at admissions desks and in the Garden Shop: we will continue to keep shields up and staff in these locations will continue to wear masks.

Masks: Fully vaccinated guests can enjoy the Garden inside and outside without wearing a mask or physically distancing. For those who are not fully vaccinated, masks are required indoors at all times and outdoors when 6-foot social distancing is not possible. Exceptions: children under age 5 and those with medical conditions (if so, please physically distance at all times for the safety of all).

The admissions area at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Guests no longer need to purchase tickets online in advance.

Dining & Online Food: guests can order in person or online for pick up at the Tea House and dining outdoors in the Garden (however, food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden). Orders can be placed in advance or when guests are in the Garden.

You may want to bring your own water or water bottle. Touchless water bottle filling stations are operational, but water fountains are not available.


Online food order ready for pick up at the Tea House because your safety is our priority

Order food online before you arrive and you can time your food pick-up at the Tea House with your arrival.

The Garden has many themed garden areas to explore and M&T Bank RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature offers events, experiences and activities. To learn more about the Garden, take a look at our Visit Planner. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Updated 5/28/21

About Beth Monroe

Beth Monroe is public relations and marketing director at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. She feels honored to be part of a team connecting people and plants to improve our community.

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