Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s GardenFest of Lights

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's GardenFest of Lights
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden's GardenFest of Lights Photo by Jay Paul

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, just off of Interstate 95, is a place to learn about plants and marvel at nature. Each year we host GardenFest of Lights, which attracts thousands of visitors to take in the wonder of our botanical garden dressed in holiday lights and splendor.

GardenFest is holiday tradition! The show features more than a half million lights arranged in botanical themes throughout the Garden. Visitors can also marvel at displays in the Garden’s Conservatory and decorations in the VisitorsCenter and the Education and Library Complex. Holiday dinners are available in the Garden Café and in the Robins Tea House (Tea House dinners require Garden admission and reservations, please call (804) 262-9887, ext. 329. Merry Mondays on Monday evenings include storytelling for kids with the Garden Keeper and Butterfly Fairy. You also won’t want to miss the Garden in its daytime splendor. The garden blooms year-round with beauty and includes more than 40 acres of spectacular gardens as well as shopping and dining. A 63-foot tall Conservatory houses orchids, exotic plants and changing displays. Outdoor areas feature nearly a dozen garden themes including a rose garden, a Healing Garden, a Sunken Garden, an Asian Garden and a Children’s Garden – complete with wheelchair accessible Tree House andWaterPlay.   1800 Lakeside Ave. (804) 262-9887. www.lewisginter.org. 9 a.m. -5 p.m. daily. Cost, $6 - $10, free for members.

Our mission is to enlighten and inspire our constituents through our outstanding botanical collections, horticultural displays and landscape design. We engage our constituents with the natural world through interpretation, programs, educational resources and outreach. We advocate for sustainability and stewardship of our planet.

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2 thoughts on “Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s GardenFest of Lights”

  1. Thanks for mentioning Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights! It truly is spectacular to see the Garden in all its splendor at night.
    I just wanted to mention that GardenFest runs nightly through January 12th, 2009, so there is still plenty of time to see it. And if you are up for a roadtrip, we are right off of Interstate 95, in Richmond, VA.

  2. Thanks for the info on upcoming events. The symposium on “No Child Left Inside Restoring Nature to Early Childhood” really resonated. Last summer while visiting the Adkins Arboretum on the Eastern Shore in MD I walked in the woods and felt so vulnerable. The woods had control. How often do our children have that experience? Carlisle

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