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May 2015

T’ai Chi Guided Practice

Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 10:45 am - Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Enjoy regular T’ai Chi practice in the Garden, weather permitting.  Each session is led by Rie Franklin, a 1993 graduate of the VCU department of Dance and Choreography.  For the last 18 years she has been actively teaching a variety of movement forms in the Richmond area. She is approved to teach the Five Elements form of T’ai Chi, and is currently a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500). Member $50 Non-Member $98

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Pam Rogers: Field Investigations

Friday, May 29, 2015
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Every day until September 20, 2015

Rogers’ nature-based work—influenced by interests in anthropology, art history and botanical illustration—informs a broad body of paintings, drawings, sculpture and installation work.  Botanic imagery explores how individuals nurture and develop relationships, societies and ideas and then creates identities based on these themes. Ginter Gallery II, Kelly Education Center. Included with regular admission. Learn more about Pam Rogers and her artwork on our blog. Exhibit runs May 16 – September 20

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Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, May 29, 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.

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A Million Blooms

Friday, May 29, 2015
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Every day until June 1, 2015

Details: Included with Garden admission Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today’s 10Best Public Gardens contest and spring is a great time to see why! Millions of blooms, plus a chance this year to see the gardens as art. As part of A Million Blooms, a dozen picture frames will be set up throughout the Central Garden and inside the Conservatory to feature what’s in bloom. Peer through the empty frames to view “living bouquets,” ensuring…

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Water Play | Weekdays (Spring Schedule)

Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until June 12, 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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Pam Rogers: Field Investigations

Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Every day until September 20, 2015

Rogers’ nature-based work—influenced by interests in anthropology, art history and botanical illustration—informs a broad body of paintings, drawings, sculpture and installation work.  Botanic imagery explores how individuals nurture and develop relationships, societies and ideas and then creates identities based on these themes. Ginter Gallery II, Kelly Education Center. Included with regular admission. Learn more about Pam Rogers and her artwork on our blog. Exhibit runs May 16 – September 20

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Butterflies LIVE!

Saturday, May 30, 2015
|Recurring Event (See all)
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.

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A Million Blooms

Saturday, May 30, 2015
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 1, 2015

Details: Included with Garden admission Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today’s 10Best Public Gardens contest and spring is a great time to see why! Millions of blooms, plus a chance this year to see the gardens as art. As part of A Million Blooms, a dozen picture frames will be set up throughout the Central Garden and inside the Conservatory to feature what’s in bloom. Peer through the empty frames to view “living bouquets,” ensuring…

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Macro Photography and Focus Stacking

Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join master photographers Bill and Linda Lane of Nature’s Image Photography Workshops for a half-day session. Subjects will cover focus stacking, equipment, fill flash and the use of natural light.  Outdoor demos and in-classroom instruction are included.  Q & A will be entertained throughout the whole session.  Time: 7:30 am – 12 pm.  Equipment: camera, manuals, tripod (if you have one).  Come dressed for the weather & walking in the Garden. This class is full.  Please call 804-262-9887 x320 if…

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Water Play | Weekends

Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Weekends April 18 - Sept. 27, 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. WaterPlay is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 18 – September 30 (weather permitting) Saturdays and Sundays, April 18 – September 27, 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.…

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