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

Garden Tour
Public Tour
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm (April through October)
Garden Tour
Public Tour
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 1 pm (April through October)
Meet at the Horticultural Society Overlook just outside of Deer Zink
Included with admission
The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres Tours
Public Tour
Monthly 1st and 3rd Saturday
Tour will begin at Lake Terrace
Bonsai 101
Class
Thursday, June 1 / 6:30-8:30 pm