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May 2022

$7 – $14

Wednesdays Alfresco

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - September 14 @ 9:00 pm

Escape to a garden paradise, bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. While anyone can enjoy the extended hours on Wednesday night, Alfresco is designed to be a relaxing evening for couples or friends to spend time together while socially distanced from others in the Garden. The event is rain or shine; no refunds. In cases of…

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$7 – $14

Flowers After 5

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - September 8 @ 9:00 pm

Relax on Thursday evenings mid-May through mid-September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks! The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. and food sales end at 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Please read Planning Your Visit so you’ll be aware of our safety protocols. DETAILS Advanced tickets are available, but not required, for this event. The…

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$2 – $34

Fidos After 5

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - September 8 @ 8:00 pm

The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA for Fidos After 5 on these special nights (only): May 26, June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, and September 8 where leashed dogs are allowed. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes) and current on 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. Please read…

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July 2022


CarMax Free Fourth of July

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FREE admission to the Garden on this day includes M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring Big Bugs and Butterflies LIVE! This event is sponsored by CarMax. We’re excited to be able to offer a day of relaxation and fun with 50 acres of gardens, beautiful flowers, woodland paths and friendly people. Please read more about what to expect (below).

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August 2022

$75 – $325

2022 Annual Conference: resiliencEE and reinvention

August 12 - August 14

Join us for the 2022 Virginia Association for Environmental Education (VAEE) conference at the Airfield Conference Center and 4-H EducationalCenter in charming Sussex County, VA from Friday August 12th to Sunday, August 14th. We hope to provide you a safe, healthy, and inclusive learning opportunity as we return to in-person for 2022! Enjoy a conference full of professional development, networking, learning, and field experiences that will help you expand your knowledge of environmental literacy, efforts, and resources in the Commonwealth…

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October 2022

18th Annual Charity Golf Classic

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Annual golf tournament and fundraiser

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Ladybug Fund Winetasting & Silent Auction

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 22nd Annual Ladybug Fund Winetasting & Silent Auction. Where you can taste and savor a variety of imported European and West Coast wines paired with culinary delights. You’ll also enjoy live jazz and craft beer. Our highly anticipated silent auction features exceptional wines for bid and other sought-after items. All proceeds support SOAR365 programs for infants, children, and youth.

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