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 on your smart phone to take the Garden Tour, or on your smart phone to take the Lilly House tour.

Upcoming Events & Programs

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres Tours
Public Tour
Saturdays / noon (April - October)
Tour will begin at Lake Terrace
IMA’s Captivating Gardens
Public Tour
Saturdays & Sundays at 1 pm; Second and third Thursdays at 6 pm (April through October)
Meet at the Horticultural Society Overlook just outside of Deer Zink
Included with admission
Bonsai 101
Saturday, November 12 2 - 4 pm
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Evergreen Wreath Workshop
Saturday, December 3 / 10 am-12 pm
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Thursday, December 8 / 6-8 pm
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Winter Solstice
Special Event
Thursday, December 22 / 5-8:30 pm