*****NOW – OCTOBER 31, 2021**** Advance Tickets Required
Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself through the healing power of nature.
We will celebrate the spring season with thousands and thousands of flowering cherries, daffodils, tulips and other springtime favorites. We have planted more than 33,000 spring bulbs this year! Throughout the seasons look for educational displays highlighting native plants and insects, water, ephemeral art, and much more. Enjoy the sweet sounds of nature. Feel the gentle breezes take flight through the trees. Breathe deeply in the fresh forest air. Smell newly opened blooms and earthy ferns. Come away feeling restored, and somehow healed with a deep understanding of the vital connection between ourselves and the natural world.
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The Secret Lives of Bugs – Native Invertebrate Micro Exhibit
Saturday - Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October.
Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs!
Starting this spring, the Garden will be featuring an educational display of live insects and other invertebrates, highlighting the fascinating life details of critters found in your yard, neighborhood or local park. You’ll learn about what they eat, where they live, and what you can do at home to create a thriving habitat—not just for bugs—but for the entire web of life. Staff will be showcasing an ever-changing array of native species, in all stages of life. Drop by from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on select days to get an up-close and personal introduction to some of our weird and wonderful native bugs!
Artist in Residence
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is thrilled to support a local artist while inspiring our visitors with art created onsite before their eyes! Check back for more information on Restore’s Artist in Residence.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden at Lakeside Farmers Market, March 20
Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden at the Lakeside Farmers Market as we explore the topic of watershed awareness. Stop by on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-noon to discover how plants play a vital role in keeping pollutants out of the water we use!
World Water Day, March 22
World Water Day is a United Nations campaign highlighting the value of water. Join us as we celebrate the importance of this natural resource. Find out how the Garden values and saves water. Experience the calm and tranquil vistas around Sydnor Lake, and discover many of our other water features throughout the Garden. Plants, animals, and humans need water to survive. It’s the life source that connects us all!
Storm Drain Painting with the James River Association, New date! April 8, 1-4 p.m.
Join us as we partner with our friends at the James River Association to bring awareness to how our storm drains affect local water quality and even the Chesapeake Bay! Learn from a James River Association educator about how stormwater pollution affects all of us, even the plants! Our storm drain art will celebrate the native plant and animal species in the James River watershed. Learn more about how you can help make a difference at Paint Out Pollution.
Location: Parking Lot C on Friday, New date! April 8, 1-4 p.m.
A Million Blooms, April 1 – June 1
Find healing in nature. A Million Blooms is the Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.
Please note, due to COVID-19, advance tickets are required for all visitors. Learn more and get tickets: http://bit.ly/RESTOREHealing