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  • Flowers Blooming in June
    balm is most likely not because bees are drawn to the plant but rather is from the folk practice of using the crushed leaves to soothe bee stings thus the balm part of the common name Traditionally it was also used to treat a wide range of digestive and other issues Bee balm is also called red or scarlet bergamot because of the lemony sent of the foliage some Native Americans and early settlers used the leaves to make tea Monarda didyma is native to Virginia Just a fun fact It is in the mint family look for square stems as the signal you ll find bee balm in the Central Garden Japanese Water Iris Iris ensata Ise Cultivated by the Japanese for thousands of years Japanese water iris are a show stopper often found at the water s edge Color varies from bloom to bloom with white to lavender falls striping and darker purple in center These beauties are all over the Asian Valley Pink Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Pink Double Delight features a different petal formation than most coneflowers Bubblegum pink blooms make it popular with visitors Look for Pink Double Delight along the Main Garden Path Yellow Coneflower Echinacea paradoxa or yellow coneflower is the only species in the Echinacea genus with yellow flowers hence the name paradoxa You ll find Echinacea paradoxa in the Anderson Meadow below the Conservatory Red Hot Poker Kniphofia triangularis grassy foliage orange and yellow blooms You ll find it in various spots around the Garden especially in Streb Garden along the Cherry Tree Walk Coneflower PowWow White Echinacea purpurea Pas709018 PowWow White You ll find PowWow White Coneflower in the Central Garden Waterlily Nymphaea Peaches and Cream has dark burgundy lily pads with freckles and pinkish blooms with yellow centers You ll

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  • November Blooms
    Camellia sasanqua Polar Ice features many white medium sized anemone to peony form flowers The shrub has an upright habit and it features glossy dark leaves You ll find it clustered with several other camellias at the far end of the Cherry Tree Walk in Streb Garden Camellia Winter s Fire Camellia Winter s Fire is an evergreen shrub with semi double bright pink medium size blooms with white patches You ll find it along the main path in the Asian Valley Camellia Elfin Rose Camellia sasanqua Elfin Rose is adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden in the lower Asian Valley along the Main Garden Path The blooms are prolific and have a rose shape and are contrasted by dark green foliage Camellia Lu Shan Snow Known for its tolerance to cold and delicate beauty Camellia oleifera Lu Shan Snow was introduced by the U S National Arboretum in 1995 Its exceptional winter hardiness allows it to grown well in zones 6 9 The cinnamon colored bark makes it an attractive year round addition to any garden You ll find it in Streb Garden Camellia Jean May Camellia sasanqua Jean May is an evergreen shrub with abundant semi double shell pink flowers Bees love it Find it in the upper Asian Valley on the loop adjacent to the pond behind the Robins Tea House Camellia Hana Jiman Camellia sasanqua Hana Jiman is a shrub with a large cream single flower edged in pink with bright yellow center You ll find this beauty in the upper Asian Valley on the loop adjacent to the pond behind the Robins Tea House Monk s Hood Brilliant blue purple blooms of Aconitum greet you on the Fountain Terrace just outside the Robins Visitor Center Atrium Firethorn Victory Pyracantha koidzumii Victory a thorny evergreen shrub

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  • October Blooms
    flowers with violet rays and yellow centers It s attractive to butterflies and other pollinators You ll find it in Flagler Garden Rose Strike It Rich Rosa Strike It Rich is a Grandiflora Carruth rose featuring a blend of orange and yellow flowers on tall outstanding foliage The blooms have a slight fragrance You ll find it in the Cochrane Rose Garden of course Rose Pat Austin Rosa Pat Austin has warm copper to pink blooms with beautiful center ruffling Be sure to stop and smell this beauty it has a strong tea scent See it in the Rose Garden Rose Julia Child Rosa Julia Child is a Floribunda Carruth rose featuring a bloom with a blend of yellows from light to dark This low growing plant has a slight delicate fragrance Pink Muhlygrass Pink Muhlygrass Muhlenbergia capillaris is wiry grass that forms clumps with a fog of purple seed heads You ll find it planted throughout the Central Garden It s planted to intermingle with blooms like Echinacea purpurea and dahlia in the Four Season Garden and planted en masse in front of the Conservatory where it replaces turf as an ecologically sound alternative Switchgrass Panicum virgatum Northwind is an olive green to blue green switchgrass topped by a beige plume You ll find it as a mass ornamental grass planting in the Central Garden in front of the Conservatory You can learn more about the benefits of ornamental grass and why we ve chosen these grasses in particular on the Garden s blog Prairie Dropseed Sporobolus heterolepis has textured flower panicles that rise above slender green foliage You ll find it as a mass ornamental grass planting in the Central Garden in front of the Conservatory You can learn more about the benefits of ornamental grass and why we ve chosen these grasses in particular on the Garden s blog Winterberry Winterberry Ilex Winter s Gold provides a brilliant spray of orange color in fall This tall shrub with abundant golden berries offers great contrast to the landscape as it transitions to its winter dormancy You ll find it throughout the Garden but a great place to spot it is near the Lotus Bridge along the Cherry Tree Walk Japanese Windflower Pamina Anemone x hybrida Pamina or Japanese windflower offers fabulous vibrant pink to contrast the traditional fall colors The backs of the blooms are often as interesting as the fronts These leggy blossoms sway in the wind and yield to a fluffy white seed puff after flowering You ll find Japanese windflower in many spots in the Garden particularly the Asian Valley but this particular cultivar is in Flagler Garden Japanese Windflower Whirlwind Anemone x hybrida Whirlwind features brilliant white petals and yellow centers which helps makes them attractive to bees butterflies and birds You ll find Japanese windflower in many spots in the Garden particularly the Asian Valley Camellia Fall blooming camellias are called Camellia sasanqua versus spring blooming camellias which are called Camellia japonica This

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  • Our Garden in Bloom by Month - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
    Mission Goals Leadership History News Employment Contact Us What s in Bloom May Blooms Coming Soon June Blooms See What s Blooming July Blooms See What s Blooming August Blooms See What s Blooming September Blooms See What s Blooming October Blooms See What s Blooming November Blooms See What s Blooming December Blooms See What s Blooming January Blooms See What s Blooming February Blooms See What s Blooming

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  • September Blooms
    over handsome bronzy leaves red undersides You ll find it in Flagler Garden along the Woodland Walk Turtle Head Chelone lyonii tall stems of pink closed flowers resemble the heads of turtles You ll find it in Flagler Garden Sweet Buckeye Sweet Buckeye Aesculus flava fruit clusters are round capsules containing 1 3 nut like seeds the fruit is poisonous to humans The seeds are beautiful on the tree and off Several staff members think buckeye seeds bring good luck and carry them in their pockets Have you ever eaten the candy that resembles these beautiful seeds You can learn more about the candy Buckeye Balls that resembles the seeds and see a recipe on our blog You can t miss this tree in Grace Arents Garden Toad Lily Hatatogisa Toad lily Tricytis formosana Hatatogisa orchid like spotted flowers on low spreading solomon s seal like foliage You ll find them in the Asian Valley Salvia Black and Blue Salvia guaranitica Black and Blue tall perennial with spikes of deep blue flowers Flagler Garden just across the Lotus Bridge Just look for all the bees and other pollinators having a party getting nectar and pollen from this one Rose Francois Rabelais Rosa Francois Rabelais Meilland newer flowers are a deeper red and more fragrant older ones are paler and less fragrant You ll find this beauty in the Rose Garden Obedient Plant Vivid Obedient plant Physostegia virginiana Vivid large planting with tall narrow spikes of violet pink flowers just opening Called obedient plant because if you bend the flowers petals they will stay that way for a short while Actually this one likes to spread we don t think it s very obedient at all You ll find it in Asian Valley Goldenrod Fireworks Goldenrod Solidago rugosa Fireworks sprays of

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  • UCI road world championships 2015
    and Sunday bicycle valet Saturday and Sunday information table FREE Garden admission on Sept 20 only Lakeside Avenue Lakeside Farmers Market 6110 Lakeside Avenue Food drink available for purchase both Saturday Sunday there are a limited number of bike racks at the Farmer s Market A limited number of bleachers will be set up in front of the Lawrence Building 6924 Lakeside Avenue on Sunday Northside of Lakeside Avenue M T Bank Parking Lot 5419 Lakeside Avenue FOOD DRINK The Garden will have several dining options and a beer garden within view of the cyclists both Saturday and Sunday For hours and menus visit our Richmond 2015 Dining page Scroll Down for Additional Garden Events and Activities TRANSPORTATION PARKING Due to road closures we do not recommend driving to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden during the UCI Road World Championships The main gate to the Garden will be closed to vehicular traffic Saturday September 19 Sunday September 20 and there will be no regular guest parking available inside the Garden on both days Biking or walking to the UCI Roads World Championships is encouraged Richmond 2015 will provide a Bicycle Valet at the Garden limited space See the World s Pedestrian Cyclist Guide for details Saturday Sept 19th SHUTTLE A Richmond 2015 shuttle will run from the Anthem Office 2015 Staples Mill Road near the intersection of Staples Mill and Broad to the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road near the Garden s entrance times TBA Cost for parking at Anthem is 10 and must be prepaid reserved in advance using the Click and Park app Shuttle is free Sunday Sept 20th SHUTTLE A Richmond 2015 shuttle will run from the Anthem Office 2015 Staples Mill Road near the intersection of Staples Mill and Broad to the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Hilliard Road near the Garden s entrance 9 a m 5 35 p m Cost for parking at Anthem is 10 and must be prepaid reserved in advance using the Click and Park app Shuttle is free Limited Parking There is parking around the Lakeside Business District however these spots will fill quickly and may be affected by road closures Space to park and walk or bike at your own risk is available on a first come first served basis at the GRTC Glenside Park and Ride 4100 Glenside Drive approximately 1 5 miles from the intersection of Lakeside and Hilliard GRTC is offering a one time special event pass for Worlds good for unlimited rides valid September 18 28 Please note there will be detour routing and alternate stops Taking the Train Your Bike Can Come Too Amtrak s Staples Mill Station is nearby and will be offering walk up checked bike service on select trains from Philadelphia Baltimore Wilmington Washington D C or Alexandria from September 15 30 Reservations Required QUESTIONS FAQs from Richmond 2015 Evenings at the Garden during the UCI Road World Championships Monday September 21 Friday September 25 extended hours with live music

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  • Butterfly Activities
    Plus join us for these other butterfly activities in the Garden Visit Butterflies LIVE April 15 Oct 9 2016 Learn More Family Activities Check Out Kaleidoscope Point located in the Bird and Butterfly Meadow in the Children s Garden including the self directed Butterfly themed NaturePlay Visit the Monarch butterfly waystation located there too This site provides milkweed nectar sources and shelter needed to sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate through North America Certified and registered by Monarch Watch as an official Monarch Waystation Butterflies LIVE KidQuest Pick up a KidQuest brochure in the Butterflies LIVE exhibit in the Conservatory or download one at home and bring it with you You ll have fun searching for these clues You ll learn why butterflies are attracted to certain plants why they have such colorful wings how they taste with their feet and more amazing facts Celebrate National Pollinators Week June 20 26 2016 Children s Garden Self directed activity A major initiative of the national Pollinator Partnership National Pollinators week recognizes the importance of pollinators to ecosystem health and agriculture in the United States Through partnerships it increases awareness and support for protecting and sustaining pollinators Join us in the Children

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  • Dominion GardenFest of Lights
    on Thursday December 8 2016 and Thursday January 5 2017 Scroll Down for more info on Planning Your Visit Helpful Tips Visiting with Children Discounts Parking Food More 2016 Theme Living Color Check back soon for more details Merry Mondays Storytime fireside with the Garden Keeper Santa sightings in the Conservatory Mondays 6 8 p m through Dec 19 5 8 p m Location Library Reading Room Caroling Tuesdays Holiday caroling throughout the Garden 6 30 p m 8 00 p m Tuesdays Location Various Garden locations Crafty Wednesdays Families make water inspired crafts with staff volunteers 5 8 p m in the Kelly Education Center Classroom 1 across from the train room Learn More Musical Thursdays Acoustic musicians perform festive entertainment 6 7 p m 7 30 8 30 p m in the Lora Robins Library Learn More GardenFest for Fidos Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos Leashed pets are allowed on these special Dominion GardenFest of Lights nights Thursday December 8 2016 Thursday January 5 2017 Learn More Tips for Visiting and Visiting with Kids Planning Your Visit Helpful Tips Visiting with Children Parking Food More Learn More GardenFest Discounts Garden Members get free admission to Dominion GardenFest of Lights on Member Nights Learn about Garden Membership and other discount coupons Learn More Photos of GardenFest Want to see even more photos of Dominion GardenFest of Lights See more Photos Instagram Contest Share your best GardenFest photos Learn More The Garden Shop The Bling Shop The Garden Shop is a great and convenient way to do your holiday shopping During GardenFest of Lights Shop hours are Monday Saturday 10 a m 10 p m Sunday noon 10 p m The Garden Shop is closed Dec 24 25 The Bling Shop is open on select nights Learn More GardenFest Dinners GardenFest of Lights Dinners are a wonderful semi private option for family or corporate group dinners during the holidays Offered Sundays Tuesdays they include a holiday buffet dinner for your group of 15 or more plus admission into GardenFest of Lights Reservatins 804 262 9887 ext 345 or 224 Learn More Tea House Dining at GardenFest Open Nightly 5 9 p m Closed Dec 24 25 and the last dinner is Jan 1 Exceptional fare complemented by wines and picturesque Asian Valley views Reservations 804 262 9887 ext 329 See the Menu Casual Dining at GardenFest Hours during GardenFest 10 a m 8 30 p m Casual yet inviting setting with home style soups salad bar and sandwiches Stay tuned for nightly specials at the Garden Cafe See the Menu Santa Brunch We begin taking reservations for the 2016 17 season starting October 1 2016 If your group has 15 or more consider GardenFest Dinners Learn More View Menu Santa Dinners We will begin taking reservations for the 2016 17 season starting August 1 2016 If your group has 15 or more consider GardenFest Dinners Learn More View Menu New Year s Eve Family Frolic

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