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August 2015

Yoga in the Garden: August – September Session

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, September 8, 2015 @ 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. Member $75 Non-Member $147

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Butterflies LIVE!

Sunday, August 30, 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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From Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden Exhibit

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Sunday, September 27, 2015

Learn more about early cycling history in Richmond with this  exhibit, which includes details about the Lakeside Wheel Club — now Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. While this exhibit “lives” in the Garden’s library, it may travel to other locations throughout the Garden September 19 – 27.    

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Bicycle Triumphs Traffic Group Build

Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 11:00 am - Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Bicycle Triumphs Traffic Group Build! Join us August 30 – 31st as we ask YOU (adults and kids) to help us build the crazy traffic jam of cars at the base of the Bicycle Triumphs Traffic sculpture. Each participant will have an hour to create one small LEGO® brick vehicle and see it placed at the base of the sculpture in the Lora M. Robins Library. All participants will receive an “I built a traffic jam” button! Free with Garden…

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Butterflies LIVE!

Monday, August 31, 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)

Monday, August 31, 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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September 2015

Butterflies LIVE!

Tuesday, September 1, 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)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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September Ginter in the Morning, Explore Seasonal Highlights of the Garden

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the collection, offered monthly except January, July, and August.  Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden. A limited number of spaces remain available for this walk. Please call 804-262-9887 x320 to register.

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Pop-up LEGO® Bricks Sculpture: Bicycle Triumphs Traffic

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

See artist Sean Kenney’s work with this bike-themed sculpture on display at the Garden throughout September in celebration of the UCI Road World Cycling Championships. Kenney’s award-winning Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks  comes to the Garden in 2016.

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