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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: A Million Blooms; Spring Plantfest Incanto & Flowers After 5

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Image Credit: Winter at Lewis Ginter. Image by Tom Hennessy, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue

Richmond, Virginia 23228

Hours: Open daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June through Oct. 28: Wed.-Sat. open until 9 p.m. 
Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24-25.

A Million Blooms

Through June 1, 2023. Included with Garden admission.

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. In 2023, a major attraction during A Million Blooms is the sculpture exhibit Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Poetry.

FLOWERS After 5 

2023 Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, September 7

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. (Food and drink are available for purchase; outside food and drink are not allowed to be brought into the Garden.)
The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m.


Through OCTOBER 29, 2023
Sculpture By Kate Raudenbush with Poetry by Sharing Michele

The world premiere of Incanto: An Oasis of Lyrical Sculpture is the highlight of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden from April 29-October 29, 2023. Included with Garden admission; free for members. 

These original works of sculpture and poetry explores our human nature and invites guests into a transformational space of self-inquiry. Each sculpture of Incanto will emerge out of the garden landscape in dialogue with a poem, with the intention of creating a sacred container where words, as questions and even incantations, activate the space and spark creative thought among guests.

~Five intricately designed, allegorical sculptures accompanied by poetry invite a journey of self-discovery and connection with others and the natural world.

~This is the premiere exhibition of New York City-based sculptor Kate Raudenbush, with poetry by Sha Michele in a friendship born from the legendary Burning Man community.

~Each piece is intentionally designed to be in dialogue with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s landscape.

~Most of the sculptures invite guests to step inside. With heights reaching up to seventeen feet, they serve as portals to other worlds of thought, meaning, and healing.

Evening hours: Dramatically lit from within, the Incanto sculptures offer multi-sensory experiences inviting further exploration at night. The Garden has evening hours through October 28, 2023; Wednesdays through Saturdays; until 9 p.m. Food is available for purchase in the Garden Bar and Grill and the Garden Shop has extended hours.

Calendar of Events:

One of the most-visited attractions in the Richmond, Va., area, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers year-round beauty on a historic property with more than 50 acres of spectacular gardens, dining and shopping. A classical domed Conservatory is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic.

The Children’s Garden offers a wheel-chair accessible Tree House (fun for kids and adults!), an Adventure Pathway, Sand and Water Play areas and an International Village. More than a dozen themed gardens include a Healing Garden, Fountain Garden, Asian Valley and Victorian Garden. Dining options include the Garden Café and Tea House; the Garden Shop offers an extensive array of items. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization and proceeds support the Garden’s educational mission. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden connects people through plants to improve communities.


Image Credits: unless otherwise noted

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