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 and includes hundreds of varieties of plants. The greenhouse also offers a wide variety of garden-related classes and workshops.

Don't miss free tours of Lilly House and the Gardens, which are available free to members or with general admission!

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 through October)
Tour will begin at Lake Terrace
Garden Tour
Public Tour
Saturdays & Sundays at 1 pm; First Thursdays at 6 pm (April through October)
Meet at the Horticultural Society Overlook just outside of Deer Zink
Included with admission
Ornaments from Nature
Special Event
Saturday, October 17 / 10-11:30 am
Greenhouse Atrium
Gustave Baumann Inspired Mini Treehouse Workshop
Saturday, November 14 / 10-11:30 am
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse
Holiday Hullabaloo
Special Event
Thursday, December 3 / 4-9 pm
Vintage Paper Wreath Ornament Workshop
Wednesday, December 9 / 10-11:30 am
Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse