The rest of Richmond is rolling out the red carpet for all the moms out there on Sunday, Mothers Day. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on the other hand has planned a full weekend of family fun. There’s the usual ongoing Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, Children’s Garden activities, shopping, dining options, and about a gazillion plants to check out. Now for most that would be plenty but our moms deserve more and Lewis Ginter is making sure that it’s a great weekend for everyone.
The long weekend kicks off on Friday, May 12 with National Public Gardens Day. This day is designed to promote awareness of public gardens. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with free drop-in tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides where you can learn more about the history of the property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1890s. (please note: regular admission is required.)
Saturday, May 13 – Create an experience your mom will enjoy, give her a tour of A Million Blooms.
Sunday, May 14 – Enjoy the smooth jazz sounds of Glennroy Bailey at the popular Mother’s Day concert held at the Bloemendaal House from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Food is also available for purchase in front of Bloemendaal House from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs but no outside food or beverage is permitted.