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October 2017
$8 - $13

Goblins and Gourds

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music from the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin-painting and good green fun in the Children’s Garden. Regular Garden admission Harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin painting, storytelling and good green fun in the Children’s Garden. We have over 500 pumpkins — kids can choose one, paint it, and take it home (while supplies last). Join us for demos in gourd carving, pumpkin carving, vermiculture and blacksmithing.…

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$8 - $13

Goblins and Gourds

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music, pumpkin-painting and good green fun in the Children’s Garden. Regular Garden admission Stay tuned for more information.

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$8 - $13

OktoberFest

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission. Local food will be available for purchase as well as beer from Center of the Universe Brewing. Festivities will be held in the gardens adjacent to historic Bloemendaal House, rain or shine. Music: Jackass Flats; a fun band blending bluegrass with a melting pot of influences; toe-tapping and dancing Presented by Meriwether Godsey,…

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November 2017
Free

The Art and Science of Plant Dynamics: A Conversation with Nancy Blum and Dr. Eric Brenner, moderated by Ashley Kistler

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For centuries, artists have portrayed characteristics and attributes of plants—including movement, signaling, and intention—that current scientific research validates as real and observable. Artist Nancy Blum, whose exhibition of new drawings opens at the Reynolds Gallery November 3rd, takes the stage with Dr. Eric Brenner, Associate Professor of Biology at Pace University, for a dialogue about their shared fascination with plant evolution and the infinite complexities of the plant world. Curator Ashley Kistler moderates the conversation, and Nancy’s new monograph documenting…

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Free

The Art and Science of Plant Dynamics: A Conversation with Nancy Blum and Dr. Eric Brenner, moderated by Ashley Kistler

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For centuries, artists have portrayed characteristics and attributes of plants—including movement, signaling, and intention—that current scientific research validates as real and observable. Artist Nancy Blum, whose exhibition of new drawings opens at the Reynolds Gallery November 3rd, takes the stage with Dr. Eric Brenner, Associate Professor of Biology at Pace University, for a dialogue about their shared fascination with plant evolution and the infinite complexities of the plant world. Curator Ashley Kistler moderates the conversation, and Nancy’s new monograph documenting…

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$8 - $13

Cheers to Shopping

November 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our evening shopping event! The Garden Shop hosts a special shopping night just in time for the holidays. Cheers to Shopping is a special evening of ideas for creative holiday entertaining, decorating and gift giving. You’ll find gifts for kids, gardeners, animal lovers, readers and fashionistas throughout the Garden Shop. Enjoy a complimentary tasting tour of Virginia wines and hot chocolate bar too! Get inspired by botanical gift wrapping ideas and holiday decorating displays. Buy a book…

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$8 - $13

Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue

November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free trolleys and extended hours at stores along Lakeside (including the Garden Shop, ’til 9 p.m. on Friday) make Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue a fun shopping event for all. Shops, restaurants and community organizations along Lakeside Avenue offer extended hours on Friday (’til 9 p.m.). Follow Lakeside Avenue on Facebook for more information about Holly Jolly.

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$5 - $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination

November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as we illuminate Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, the region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! We’ll kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on more than half-a-million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Garden alight with sparkling radiance and featuring this year’s theme. Then enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, warming fire with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); family activities, and much more. Pre-Purchased Tickets can check in…

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$5 - $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - January 8, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Nov. 24, 2017 – January 8, 2018 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 – 10 p.m. 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! The 2017-2018 theme is Naturally Ever After: Stories in Lights A “rain or shine” event; only closed for extreme weather. Tickets are not date specific and may be purchased…

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$8 - $13

GardenFest for Fidos

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these select Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, November 30, 2017 and Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Regular Garden admission; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building. Leashed dogs allowed…

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December 2017
$8 - $13

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic

December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon with the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Live music, a parade and more. Activities include: Photo opportunities with the Garden Keeper — bring your cameras! Make your own New Year’s party hat Write your wish for 2018 and add it to our “wishing chain” Be a part of the annual Garden tradition: “Rolling in the New Year” by rolling down the hill to the Cochrane Rose Garden. Those who attend the New Year’s Eve…

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January 2018
$8 - $13

GardenFest for Fidos

January 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these select Dominion GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, November 30, 2017 and Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Regular Garden admission; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building. Leashed dogs allowed on…

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