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April 2017

A Million Blooms

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Thursday, June 1, 2017

Details: Included with Garden admission The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly the Spring Plant Sale), and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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 April 14 – October 15, 2017.

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May 2017

Pallavi Sen

Friday, May 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Friday, June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Visit Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center May 5 – June 7, 2017 for Pallavi Sen’s solo exhibition. Free with Garden admission.

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Introduction to Watercolor for Botanical Illustration: Spring Session

Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

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.

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Yoga in the Garden: May-June Session

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, June 20, 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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Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

Friday, May 26, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017

Richmond’s art scene comes alive throughout Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s 50 acres of cultivated landscape, where regional artists entwine art and nature to spark a new way of interacting with the natural world. In addition to the featured works of art, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves, sticks and stones, designed to surprise and delight and then fade with the passage of time. Enjoy digging into your creative side through the making of nature-inspired…

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WildFLOWERS & WallFLOWERS: Art by Laura Flournoy

Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

“Beauty is everywhere,” Laura Flournoy says with a smile. “You never have to look far.” Flournoy’s uncanny ability to recognize beauty in the everyday began as a child while helping her mother cultivate morning glories and roses. Those joyful memories … a growing love of nature … and a passion for expressing color, form, and texture through photography and art – all inspire Flournoy to artistically record the world around her. She carries a sketchpad wherever she goes: as she…

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Wild Art Opening Events

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Join us Saturday, May 27, 2017 for Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas opening activities! Make your own “Wild Art” print to take home at Studio Two Three’s mobile print making truck, watch an engaging environmental theater performance from The Tale of Chef Kale and let your creativity go wild at SCRAP RVA’s STEAM stations.

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Early Morning Hours at the Garden

Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 1 day(s) and 9 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, September 3 The early morning access is for the gardens only. Programming and the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit do not begin until 9 a.m. and dining and shopping will follow their usual schedules. Guests should also be aware there may be some routine tasks in the mornings as the Garden prepares for the day. The earlier hours are designed to provide garden experiences away from…

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WaterPlay | Weekends

Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, September 30, 2017

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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