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April 2018

M&T Bank
Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! M&T Bank 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 6 – October 14, 2018.

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Origami
in the Garden

Friday, April 13, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018

April 13 – September 30, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Origami in the Garden is presented by Altria Group. Scroll down for more information on the exhibition.

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June 2018

Mindfulness, Meditation,
and Movement

Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am

Mindfulness is the ability to have judgment-free awareness as events unfold moment by moment. Mindfulness is also something we naturally possess, however when practiced daily or even consistently, our ability to move mindfully is more readily available and accessible. This course is both theoretical and experiential. Students learn about and discuss the origins of mindfulness practices; engage in the natural and traditional movements supporting the mind-body component of mindfulness; and be supported in the development of their personal mindfulness practice…

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July 2018

Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
July-August Session

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 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:
July-August Session

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, August 16, 2018 @ 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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WaterPlay Weekdays
(Summer Schedule)

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Friday, September 7, 2018

WaterPlay 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. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Rock, Paper, Scissors - July

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Create magnificent artwork after journeying through the Garden to visit a variety of giant origami sculptures including one titled, Conversation Peace.  Artistic inspiration will come in other forms as well including Vivaldi’s music and children’s literature about artists such as Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Nature in Motion - July

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Lights, camera, action! Using the Garden as your backdrop, develop a story-line, create scenes and props using natural materials, and snap images to produce a unique nature-based stop motion animation film. At the end of the week, participants will have digital access to their finished product to share with friends and family. Participants are required to bring the following materials: Fully-charged tablet or smartphone Pre-downloaded app “Stop Motion Studio” by Cateater (free for Apple or Android) Charging cord An external…

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Garden Art
in the Children's Garden

Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Garden Art Studio Drop-in anytime between 10 and 10:45 a.m. and unfold your creative energy. Join us for Plein air watercolor painting. We provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Explore and reflect on your Garden experience through art! Mondays, June – August; 10 – 11 a.m.  (Drop-in! Arrive between 10 – 10:45 a.m.)  

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Family
Walk & Talk

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the Garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking. This is the family version of the popular Lewis Ginter Walk and Talks. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft. Our Family Walk and Talk is a drop-in program, no registration needed.   Tuesdays, June – August; departing at 10 a.m.  from the Robins Visitor Center Atrium.  

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