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February 2017

Thursday Yoga in the Garden: February-March Session

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 11:30 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 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 7:30 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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Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Learn the basics of beekeeping by learning the common tasks that define the rhythm of the beekeeper’s year.  Assistance in ordering equipment and bees,  a workshop to assemble your hive with expert beekeeper help and hands-on instruction are all included.  

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March 2017

March Madness

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017

March 1 – 31, 2017 Garden members enjoy 15 percent off on purchases in the Garden Shop & Garden Cafe all month for March Madness. Garden members also receive 15 percent off in the Robins Tea House when it reopens on March 15.

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Erica Lohan: Nature in Detail

Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Saturday, April 29, 2017

Visit Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center March 4 – April 29 for Erica Lohan’s solo exhibition. Free with Garden admission.  

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Botany and Journaling with Lara Call Gastinger

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 11:30 am

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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Jacobean Embroidery: Illuminated Letters

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Students already familiar with Crewel embroidery design and stitch an illuminated letter using botanical elements (flowers, leaves, berries) for borders and background in the medieval style.  The project can be framed or scanned, printed, and laminated for placemats and coasters to personalize your dinner service. Fabric and threads are included. A list of additional supplies is sent after registration. This class has been cancelled.

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Botany for Botanical Artists: Spring

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Botanical illustrators need to be well versed in the intricacies of plant forms. Morning sessions with botanist Sheila Hayden help you learn to understand the structure of flowering plants and conifers and to study and draw a diversity of plant parts under the guidance of Hayden and artist Judith Towers.  Students keep an illustrated study journal.  Scientific names in botanical illustration are discussed and used.  Afternoons are devoted to graphite illustrations of plants related to the morning’s discussion.  Emphasis is…

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Digging In: Tips, Tools, and Time Savers

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

Instructor Beth Burrell helps you take your home landscape to new places in this class.  Step-by-step advice on plants best suited for the Richmond area, site preparation, proper planting techniques, and the finishing touches are discussed.  Perfect for beginning home gardeners or new homeowners!

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Yoga in the Garden: April-May Session

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 @ 10:30 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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