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September 2018

Lewis Ginter Fall PlantFest

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 3:00 pm

Friday, September 28, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. One of Central Virginia’s largest and most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors & knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants.

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October 2018

$8 – $13


October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Rose Garden is flush with blooms at the end of the growing season & the Garden celebrates with RoseFest, live entertainment from the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

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Hike For Kids

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s easy to take for granted that we live in a beautiful city with some of the best urban hiking in the country – but not everyone in Richmond has this opportunity to access the wild nature of the James River. Pay it forward for those who can’t by joining us for the only event in Richmond worth hiking for! We’re hitting the trails for the 7th Annual Hike for Kids event on Saturday, October 27 to support Blue Sky…

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$8 – $13

Goblins and Gourds

October 28 @ 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 more.

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November 2018

$5 – $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination

November 23 @ 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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December 2018

$8 – $13

GardenFest for Fidos

December 6 @ 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 Lightsnights: Thursday, December 6, 2018 and Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Please go to our website to read our rules and guidelines for visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with dogs. 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…

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April 2019

2019 Illumination Gala

April 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Please join the Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors of the Science Museum of Virginia for our annual black tie gala in the Museum’s landmark exhibit and event center, the Dewey Gottwald Center. Your support of the Illumination Gala provides more than just an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Your support will help the Museum ignite the spark of informal science learning for hundreds of thousands of children and adults this year. The Museum has been a beloved…

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