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January 2017

Ryan Syrell: Paintings

Saturday, January 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Visit Gallery II in the Kelly Education Center Jan 14 – Feb 28, 2017 for a solo exhibition of Ryan Syrell.

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Half-Price Admission Days: Jan. 16 – Feb. 28, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Monday, Jan. 16 – Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.  During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children.

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February 2017

Yoga in the Garden: February-March Session

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, March 21, 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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Basic Floral Design, Part 1: February Session

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - Tuesday, March 7, 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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Beginning Botany for Gardeners

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’.  This class introduces you to the way plants make food, grow, and reproduce.  Includes a copy of the class text, Brian Capon’s Botany for Gardeners. Follow up later in the year with “Intermediate Botany.” Instructor: Jill Spear, Department of Biology, University of Richmond and Department of Biology, University of Mary Washington.  

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Jacobean Embroidery Basics

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Students  learn and practice basic Crewel stitches to transform fine lamb’s wool into simple designs that are typical of the Jacobean era. Your completed work may result in a cover for a garden journal, a trinket box, a satchel or a simple book mark. Fabric and threads are included. A list of additional supplies is sent after registration.

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Advanced Watercolor for Botanical Illustration: Winter Session

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Williamsburg-based botanical artist Juliet Kirby leads this four-day watercolor workshop for advanced botanical artists.  Participants bring a plant of their own choosing.  Focus is on composition, accuracy, and direction of light.  Students provide materials: a list of recommended materials is sent after registration.  Lunch is on your own each day.

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Thursday Yoga in the Garden: February-March Session

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, April 6, 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: February-March Session

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, April 6, 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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Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners

Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Learn the basics of beekeeping by learning the common tasks that define the rhythm of the beekeeper’s year.  Assistance in ordering equipment and bees,  a workshop to assemble your hive with expert beekeeper help and hands-on instruction are all included.  

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