“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Lucy Maud Montgomery
During our September staycation my brother Dwight and I plotted a visit to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to see the Wind, Waves and Light exhibit (as blogged here Sunday) but we held off. We thought if we waited a few weeks, we might see a few fall colors.
Last Thursday we took off for Richmond, scurrying an hour’s drive to see the exhibit before it finished October 18th and hopefully catch a few fall color vibes.
We were not disappointed! This tree greeted us in the parking lot when we arrived…
We have never visited Lewis Ginter in the fall. As shared previously, it is beautiful in the spring (Flowers! Flowers! Flowers!) and spectacularly inspirational during December’s GardenFest (Garden of Lights), but an October day at Lewis Ginter is also something to remember.
Even on an “in-between” October day (fall colors aren’t quite fully switched on here yet) we saw plenty of gorgeous trees.
We also caught an unexpected plethora of blooms in the Rose Garden.
As Dwight went off exploring, this avid rose groupie spent an hour reveling in beautiful blossoms, giving plenty of buds photo ops as their due. (More to come…)
For local friends, Lewis Ginter has taken extra COVID-19 precautions to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. With tickets purchased online, there’s a one way flow through the main entrance. Even though the gardens are outside, visitors are asked to wear masks everywhere.
Tasty prepackaged meals and snacks are available for purchase at the Tea House for consumption on outside tables. We enjoyed our lunch on a table in the rose garden.
Even though the Wind, Waves and Light exhibit has now finished, I hope local friends will consider making an October visit to Lewis Ginter in Richmond. As colors become more glorious in our area, there’s that – and roses are still blooming!
For blogging friends and email buddies around the world, hope you enjoyed this two-part tour of the exhibit and an autumn October “in-between” day at one of my favorite Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia.
To finish the tour, this tree took my breath away (literally.)
grace, peace & spectacular seasons
Virginia : )
“As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see.” Vincent van Gogh