Events & Programs

Programs and events throughout the year focus on interpreting the Museum's 152-acre campus and helping visitors find practical applications for horticulture in their own lives. Our popular Perennial Premiere occurs every year in April at Newfield and includes hundreds of varieties of plants. The Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse also offers a wide variety of garden-related classes and workshops.

Public Tours

Don't miss free tours of Lilly House and the Gardens, which are available free to members or with general admission! We also offer a special evening tour with Director of Horticulture, Chad Franer every last Thursday evening from April through October.

Audio Tours

Free Audio Tours are available for both Lilly House and the Garden. Visit the Lilly House Welcome Desk to rent a listening device, or visit imamuseum.org/gardentour on your smart phone to take the Garden Tour, or imamuseum.org/lillytour on your smart phone to take the Lilly House tour.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Orchids Basics Workshop
Class
Thursday, February 23 / 6-8 pm
Toast to Tastings: Edible Orchids
Special Event
Friday, February 24 / 6:30-8:30 pm
Epiphyting: How to Mount an Orchid & Fern
Class
Saturday, February 25 / 10-11:30 am
Plant Propagation for Beginners
Class
Saturday, March 11 / 10-11:30 am
Build Your Own Hypertufa Birdbath or Planter
Class
Saturday, March 18 / 10-11:30 am
Wax-Resist Decorated Easter Eggs Workshop
Class
Wednesday, April 5 / 1-3 pm
Freeform Hypertufa Planter Workshop
Class
Saturday, April 8 / 10-11:30 pm
Perennial Premiere
Special Event
Saturday, April 29 / 11 am-5 pm