Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new.

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. Photos are permitted, but we ask those taking photos to be respectful of other guests.

Tickets to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden also include admission to Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion by George Sherwood, April 24 – Oct. 18, 2020. Plus, don’t miss Butterflies LIVE! opening weekend events April 18-19, 2020.

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  • Starting Friday, April 17th, 2020, repeats every day until Monday, October 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 o