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July 2015

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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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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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
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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!

Thursday, July 9, 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)

Thursday, July 9, 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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Thursday Yoga in the Garden – June/July Session

Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am - Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

Please note:  the start date for this session has been changed. 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. Member $75 Non-Member $147

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Fidos After 5

Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The 2nd and 4th Thursday in June, July & August

Bring Fido to Flowers After 5 on these special nights (only): June 11, 25, July 9, 23,  Aug.13 & 27, 2015. Plus a bonus Fidos on Sept. 24, 2015. WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Fidos After 5 (weather permitting).

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Flowers After 5

Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until August 27, 2015

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout summer. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second and fourth Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5).

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