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April 2017

Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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 April 14 – October 15, 2017.

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May 2017

Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

Friday, May 26, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017

Richmond’s art scene comes alive throughout Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s 50 acres of cultivated landscape, where regional artists entwine art and nature to spark a new way of interacting with the natural world. In addition to the featured works of art, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves, sticks and stones, designed to surprise and delight and then fade with the passage of time. Enjoy digging into your creative side through the making of nature-inspired…

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WildFLOWERS & WallFLOWERS: Art by Laura Flournoy

Friday, May 26, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017

“Beauty is everywhere,” Laura Flournoy says with a smile. “You never have to look far.” Flournoy’s uncanny ability to recognize beauty in the everyday began as a child while helping her mother cultivate morning glories and roses. Those joyful memories … a growing love of nature … and a passion for expressing color, form, and texture through photography and art – all inspire Flournoy to artistically record the world around her. She carries a sketchpad wherever she goes: as she…

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August 2017

Thursday Yoga in the Garden: August-September Session

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 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: August-September Session

Thursday, August 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 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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September 2017

Botany and Journaling with Lara Call Gastinger: Fall

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 9:30 am - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Explore botany and art together. Join botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger to learn how to use a sketchbook to observe the ways plants change each month. Explore strategies to condense the natural world within the pages of your sketchbook. This class meets once a month for three months to document seasonal changes.

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Botanical Cyanotype: Studio Two Three Exhibition

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

If you love plants and art, this botanical cyanotype exhibition may be for you! We are proud to partner with Studio Two Three, a  Richmond’s non-profit workspace that provides artists the space, tools and knowledge they need to make their voices heard, in an exciting project to create cyanotypes, or photographic blueprints, of plant materials and botanical matters sourced from Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Cyanotype is a 175-year-old monochrome photographic printing process which gives a distinct cyan-blue color. Anna Atkins, a British scientist, brought the…

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Mindfulness, Meditation, and Health for Beginners

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Mindfulness is the ability to have a non-judgmental awareness of events as they unfold in the moment.  It is a fundamental and ancient component of may Eastern and Western spiritual traditions.  In recent years, there has been substantial research on its use in the treatment of medical conditions and mental disorders, as well as its application in healthcare, education, and the workplace.  As a group, learn about and discuss the origins of practices, modern scientific underpinnings of research, and multiple…

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Tuesday Yoga in the Garden: September-October Session

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 10:00 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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WaterPlay | Weekdays (Fall Schedule)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.75 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Friday, September 29, 2017

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.  

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