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March 2018

A Million
Blooms

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - Friday, June 1, 2018

Details: Included with Garden admission The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest (formerly the Spring Plant Sale), and activities in the Children’s Garden.

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April 2018

A Northward Migration
A Sound Installation

Friday, April 6, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018

In connection with Sound Arts Richmond, A Northward Migration, located in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Conservatory, uses sound to explore the migration routes of butterflies, especially monarchs, as they traverse the landscape of North America.  As you walk through all three wings of the Conservatory, listen for the sound of butterflies feeding, migrating en masse, or fluttering individually across the sky. This sound installation will change how you see these remarkable creatures. Sound installations developed and arranged by Dr. Vaughn Garland.  

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M&T Bank
Butterflies LIVE!

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! M&T Bank 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 6 – October 14, 2018.

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Origami
in the Garden

Friday, April 13, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018

April 13 – September 30, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Scroll down for more information on the exhibition.

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May 2018

Pen and Ink
for Botanical Illustration

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Primarily associated with scientific illustration because of its ease for reproduction in books and scientific journals, pen and ink is a valuable tool for the botanical artist.  Instructor Lorraine Brevig helps you build and expand on your previous experiences with drawing and rendering in graphite.  Become familiar with and practice the use of conventional dipping pens such as the crowquill, and experiment with technical pens such as a Rapidograph pen. Practice with a variety of drawing surfaces to create a clean,…

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WaterPlay Weekdays
(Spring Schedule)

Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Friday, June 8, 2018

April 14 – September 30 (weather permitting) 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. See the full WaterPlay schedule.  

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Thursday Yoga in the Garden:
May-June Session

Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 11:00 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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Evening Yoga in the Garden:
May-June Session

Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 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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Richmond
Rose Society Show

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - Sunday, May 27, 2018

At the Rose Show enjoy displays of specimen roses and get advice from consulting experts.

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Early Morning Hours
at the Garden

Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 2, 2018

Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, September 2 The early morning access is for the gardens only. Programming and the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit do not begin until 9 a.m. and dining and shopping will follow their usual schedules. Guests should also be aware there may be some routine tasks in the mornings as the Garden prepares for the day. The earlier hours are designed to provide garden experiences away from…

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