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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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Yoga in the Garden: June-July Session

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Tuesday, August 8, 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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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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Techniques for Watercolor: Mixing Color, Painting Leaves

Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

See how light falling on leaves reveals structure, form, and texture. Use the paints in your palette to make nature’s colors.  Explore warm and cool colors to find just the right mix. Make four small, detailed leaf paintings on watercolor paper.

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Natural Design Styles

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

This two-part series explores the use of floral materials in ways that mimic a landscape in miniature.  The elements and principles of design are discussed, as well as how to choose appropriate materials and floral techniques to use in executing the design. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp: Growing Mr. McGregor’s Garden – July Session (ages 4 – 5)

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Help solve the garden mystery: Who is eating Mr. McGregor’s vegetables? Along the way campers will harvest and nibble from the garden, plant a rainbow of vegetable seeds, and build scarecrows to protect young sprouts.  

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