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)Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
For those who have always wanted to learn how to draw, or want to refresh unused skills, this is a fun, basic course. Class time covers skills that can be used to go into the Garden to sketch what you see and enjoy. Enhance your garden experience with art. For beginners, this class offers a relaxed atmosphere. This class is also good for parents of homeschoolers who want to build their own drawing skills. Instructor: Paula BlairFind out more
Students learn about painting materials (papers and brushes), practice watercolor painting skills and complete exercises demonstrating core techniques. Complete one or more painting(s) of a simple botanical subject (e.g., leaf, nut, simple flower) of their choice, practicing the painting skills taught in the class. Accuracy of representation is emphasized as well as artistic expressiveness. Instructor: Hazel Buys. Lunch is on your own each day.Find out more
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.Find out more
In this Tree Care Symposium, we look at how tree populations are changing and consider approaches to selecting species adaptable to climate change. We also examine practices for moving and planting trees effectively and review diagnostic practices. Fee: $80 includes morning continental breakfast and lunch. Revised schedule equals 4 contact hours; revised CEUs in progress from MAC-ISA and LACESFind out more
Pinwheels for Prevention In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn (adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden), each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.Find out more
The at-a-glance Garden calendar includes highlights from the year including Plant Sales, Flowers After 5 in summer; Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays & many more!
The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.
Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you.
Bring your dog on select nights only!
Bring your dog to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights on select nights.