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July 2015

Butterflies LIVE!

Monday, July 6, 2015
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Every day until October 11, 2015

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Runs through October 11, 2015.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp: Garden Cuisine (ages 9 – 12)

Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Enroll your child in Green Adventure Summer Camp: Garden Cuisine and they will create a feast from plant to pizza! Grind wheat to knead into dough, turn milk into cheese, pick heirloom tomatoes to make the sauce, stir in flavorful Italian herbs, then bake using the power of the sun in a solar oven. You’ll also make your own pickles, plant a mini-mushroom farm to bring home, harvest and brew your own tea sweetened with honey you collect from the…

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Water Play | Weekdays (Summer Schedule)

Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Summer Schedule runs June 15 to Sept. 11, 2015

Water Play During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 18 – September 30 (weather permitting) Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays, April 18 – September 27, 9 a.m. –…

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Butterflies LIVE!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Every day until October 11, 2015

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Runs through October 11, 2015.

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Water Play | Weekdays (Summer Schedule)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Summer Schedule runs June 15 to Sept. 11, 2015

Water Play During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 18 – September 30 (weather permitting) Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays, April 18 – September 27, 9 a.m. –…

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Advanced Watercolor for Botanical Illustration

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 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.  This class is full.

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Butterflies LIVE!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Every day until October 11, 2015

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Runs through October 11, 2015.

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Water Play | Weekdays (Summer Schedule)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Summer Schedule runs June 15 to Sept. 11, 2015

Water Play During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 18 – September 30 (weather permitting) Weekends: Saturdays and Sundays, April 18 – September 27, 9 a.m. –…

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Wednesday Walk and Talk: Dragon(flies) in the Garden

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Garden Guide and trained Master Naturalist Barbara Wiederkehr for these programs that explore garden cultures, native plants, and charismatic insects. Each program includes a brief illustrated introductory talk and time in the Garden.  In case of rain, the whole program will be in the classroom. Dress for walking and the weather that day.  Explore the life cycle and behaviors of these complex and magical early summer insects.  Dragonflies are one of the oldest orders of insects, and have fascinated…

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Butterflies LIVE!

Thursday, July 9, 2015
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until October 11, 2015

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and life cycles. Runs through October 11, 2015.

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