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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
8042629887 http://lewisginter.org

May 2018

A Million Blooms

May 1, 2018 - June 1, 2018
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and more.

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Memorial Day Celebration

May 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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The Garden will offer free admission for military personnel and first responders and/or their dependents, with valid ID card. Anyone else in the party (non-dependents) can receive half-price admission. Military personnel and first responders will also get a discount in the Garden Shop and Garden Café.

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June 2018

Flowers after 5

June 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 13, 2018

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Garden has extended hours until 9 p.m. on these nights. No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase.

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VCU Health Seminar Series

June 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Free

As a Level 1 Trauma Center, the team at VCU Medical Center is ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for every imaginable injury and emergency. Did you know that there are things YOU can do to help positively impact the outcome of a patient once they arrive in the emergency department? Join a team of VCU Health experts as they discuss Hands Only CPR, Spot a Stroke, Stop The Bleed, When to call 911, and…

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VCU Health Seminar Series

June 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Every year approximately 220,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Join Drs. Alfredo Urdaneta and Dorin Todor from VCU Massey Cancer Center as they discuss the many treatments available, including High-Dose Rate brachytherapy – a quick and precise method of delivering radiation therapy directly to the tumor.  

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Father’s Day Weekend

June 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Enjoy laid-back activities and crafts in the Children’s Garden Saturday and live music and a cookout (food available for purchase) at Bloemendaal House on Sunday. Garden admission also includes our Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and Origami in the Garden.

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National Pollinator Week

June 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Join the Garden for a celebration of important pollinators — bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and beetles — and the plants that support them. Enjoy events throughout the week, including a mural painting, aerialist show, and Pollinator Parade.

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July 2018

CarMax Fourth of July

July 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Free

Free admission to the Garden on this day includes Butterflies LIVE!, Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas, live music from the Happy Lucky Combo, a parade, and more. Open rain or shine. Sponsored by CarMax.

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CarMax Free Fourth of July

July 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Wear red, white and blue and bring your wagons and strollers to decorate for a parade in the Children’s Garden. Plus, live music from the Happy Lucky Combo, activities, and more. Children can also cool off in WaterPlay. Open rain or shine.  

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Fidos After 5

July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 26, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on August 9, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on August 23, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on September 13, 2018 at 5:00pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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All dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccinations. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA.    

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August 2018

Goblins and Gourds

August 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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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.

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Oktoberfest

August 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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A day filled with live music, games, and prizes. 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. Bring canned goods to donate in support of the food bank at FeedMore, where over 3,200 meals are served daily to Richmond’s senior citizens and children in need.

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September 2018

Origami in the Garden

September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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An exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse, and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.  

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Genworth Free Community Day

September 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Free

All visitors to the Garden receive free admission, including admission to Butterflies LIVE!

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Fall PlantFest

September 14, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Free

One of Central Virginia’s largest and most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants.

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Here2Hear’s Annual Benefit Gala And Art Show

September 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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A night of fun for better hearing healthcare. Artist extravaganza, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, and more. Part of this year's proceeds will fund Effective Communication Kits for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The annual gala proceeds will continue to support their mission: to prevent poor hearing health.

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October 2018

Butterflies LIVE!

October 1, 2018 - October 14, 2018
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. Get up close and personal as hundreds of butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and lifecycles.

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Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

October 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Free

Join VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for an evening of education and a celebration of breast cancer survivorship. The evening will include: a presentation by experts on breast reconstruction options and legal resources for breast cancer patients, survivors providing one-on-one feedback about various forms of breast reconstruction, and a variety of community organizations showcasing support services and products for breast cancer patients and survivors. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested, vcuhealth.org/events…

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November 2018

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights Illumination

November 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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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.

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December 2018

Merry Mondays

December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Santa “sightings” in the Conservatory.

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Merry Mondays

December 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Monday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Santa “sightings” in the Conservatory.

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New Year’s Eve Family Frolic

December 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon. Live music with the Ululating Mummies, a parade, and more.

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January 2019

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

January 1 - January 7
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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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 and, more. The exhibition will re-interpret well-known works of art in a spectrum of sparkling color.

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Free Admission to the Garden

January 8 - January 13
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Free

All Garden visitors enjoy free admission. Please note the Garden Shop and Garden Café are closed during this time.

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