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January 2018

Half-Price Admission Days: Jan. 16 – Feb. 28, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission through Feb. 28.  During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children.

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Botanical Illustration Exhibit

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Saturday, March 31, 2018

Visit Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center, January 20 – March 31, 2018, to see work by students, instructors, and graduates of the Garden’s Botanical Illustration Certificate program. Free with Garden admission. Plus, join us for a related lecture on Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 1 – 3 p.m. Putting Botanical Art to Work Lecture (free with regular admission)

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Louise Cochrane
Art Auction

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden presents an online auction of original works by philanthropist and artist Louise Cochrane. During her lifetime, Mrs. Cochrane was a generous benefactor to the Garden; now her devotion lives on in the Louise Cochran Art Auction. Proceeds will support the Garden’s mission of connecting people through plants to improve communities. View the Louise Cochrane art auction and exhibit in the Lora Robins Library.  See the paintings online and register to start bidding. Art auction closes at…

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Basic Floral Design
Part 1

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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February 2018

Beekeeping for Beginners
and Advanced Beginners

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

In this beekeeping for beginners and advanced beginners class, learn best management practices and techniques to help keep honey bees healthy and productive in urban areas, suburban and rural settings using all-natural, bee-friendly methods.  Participants will build beehives, learn about the many aspects of beekeeping, observe a bee hive up close, learn how to install and care for honey bees and get complete instruction about setting up their own apiary (bee yard). Instructor Jesse The Beekeeper from EastCoastHoney will provide…

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Advanced Watercolor
for Botanical Illustration

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Williamsburg-based botanical artist Juliet Kirby leads this four-day watercolor workshop for advanced botanical artists.  Participants bring a plant of their own choosing.  Focus is on composition, accuracy, and direction of light.  Students provide materials: a list of recommended materials is sent after registration.  Lunch is on your own each day.

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Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
February-March Session

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Evening Yoga in the Garden:
February-March Session

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Learn yoga’s calming rhythms of breathing, movement, and posture during this evening offering in a tranquil Garden setting.  Small class sizes enable instructor Jacqueline Gooding to offer individual pointers and address multiple levels of experience.  Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, water and appropriate layered clothing for the season.  Classes take place in the Garden or inside Garden buildings, depending on weather.

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Roses 101

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Rose Garden Horticulturist, Laurie McMinn, for this introduction to rose gardening. Learn best practices for pruning, spend time in the Rose Garden for hands-on demonstrations. Laurie also discusses region-specific rose gardening and highlights some new, successful cultivars.

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Basic Floral Design
Part 2

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

This class continues Mimi Cassick’s beginning class:  expand your knowledge of composition, cut flower preparation, and mechanics for various types of arrangements.  Fee includes all materials except floral snips.

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