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Event Dates
October 26; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Goblins and Gourds

Sunday, October 26, 2014; 1 - 4 pm


Regular Garden admission

Celebrate harvest-time in the Children's Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting, hoop dancing and more! It's a great chance to get outside, be active and enjoy the beauty of the season.

 Scheduled Activities

 Music - Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra

 Gourd Petting Zoo – Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra

 Pumpkin Painting - Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (while supplies last)

 Pumpkin Carving Demonstration – Jerry Veneziano – Sweetwater Farm, LLC

 Scarecrow Stuffing – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

 Seasonal Food Tasting – Edible Education

 Hoop Dance – Instruction and Demonstration presented by the  RVA Hoop Lovers

 Gourd Carving Demonstration – Susan Sweder

 Stick Carving Demonstration – Cameron Lipscomb

 Halloween Craft - Keep Henrico Beautiful CVWMA

Umami Tea - Sabrina Walters, owner of Umami Tea, will be providing herbal tea tastings. She will also have items available for purchase while supplies last.

Gourd Quest - Families search for different varieties of gourds and pumpkins

 2 p.m. Parade with the Garden Keeper, Butterfly Fairy and the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra 

Let's Move

We are a Let's Move Garden

Food available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.

We're celebrating the unusual all month long! Learn more about October Oddities.