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April 2017

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

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 - Sunday, October 1, 2017

“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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June 2017

Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas | June 15 – August, 29 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Visit Ginter Gallery II from June 15 – August 29 to view Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas’ exhibit. Free with Garden admission.

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July 2017

Thursday Yoga in the Garden: July-August Session

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 11:30 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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Evening Yoga in the Garden: July-August Session

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 7:30 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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August 2017

Basic Floral Design, Part 1: August Session

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text.  All materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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Yoga in the Garden: August-September Session

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 10:00 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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WaterPlay | Weekdays (Summer Schedule)

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 7.75 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Friday, September 8, 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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Flowers After 5

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Friday, September 15, 2017

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase.  See brochure with line-up, menu and pricing below. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fidos After 5: The Garden partners…

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