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M&T Bank RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature

March 31 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

| $8 – $14

NOW – OCTOBER 31, 2021
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.

Please note advance online tickets are required.

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 April 8, 1-4 p.m.

The Secret Lives of Bugs – Native Invertebrate Micro Exhibit

Wednesday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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!

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.

Latin Ballet Mistica, May 15 at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Celebrate the final days of Go Public Gardens! with performances by the Latin Ballet of Virginia on Saturday, May 15, from 1 – 1:40 p.m. and again at 2 – 2:40 p.m. The Latin Ballet of Virginia will be presenting MISTICA: World Mythology Come to Life. All myths and legends are about nature, promoting love and respect for our planet. Experience the wonder and beauty of dance in the Garden’s gorgeous, natural backdrop!

River City Poets, May 16 from 2-3:30 p.m. on the Flagler Garden Lawn

Enjoy poetry in the Garden with the River City Poets!

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.


March 31 @ 9:00 am
October 31 @ 5:00 pm
$8 – $14
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Henrico County
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1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 United States
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