Use sand, rocks, and succulents to create a dish garden that will remind you of warmer climes during winter! Also learn unusual ways to incorporate favorite houseplants into interior mini-scapes. Bring your own container (details sent after registration), all potting materials and plants are provided.Find out more
Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with this specialized garden walk featuring seasonal aspects of the collection. Walks are offered monthly except January, July, and August. Come dressed for the weather and walking in the Garden. (Formerly Ginter in the Morning)Find out more
For those who have always wanted to learn how to draw, or want to refresh unused skills, this is a fun, basic course. Class time covers skills that can be used to go into the Garden to sketch what you see and enjoy. Enhance your garden experience with art. For beginners, this class offers a relaxed atmosphere. This class is also good for parents of homeschoolers who want to build their own drawing skills. Instructor: Paula BlairFind out more
Putting Botanical Art to Work Lecture with Eileen Malone (free with regular admission) Sunday, March 11, 1 – 3 p.m. Join us for a presentation about the recent book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic and learn about how these contemporary plant portraits were created. We will compare a sampling of these captivating native plant paintings to portraits of the same plant by 18th-century naturalist and artist Mark Catesby. Attendees will discover how the proceeds from the sale of…Find out more
Wednesday, March 14 | Pre-K–1st Grade Thursday, March 15 | 2nd–3rd Grade Friday, March 16 | 4th–6th Grade Fee Per Day: $45; includes workshops, morning coffee, lunch and classroom resources Pre-registration required. 8 hours professional development points per day Scroll down for online registration. To register multiple participants and pay with a Purchase Order, call (804) 262-9887 x322. Please have each participant choose an a.m. and p.m. breakout session prior to calling. Wednesday, March 14 | PreK–1st Grade Thursday, March…Find out more
Learn about the life under your feet in this three-part series. In this class, instructor Karin Stretchko discusses soil pH and the many factors affecting it within soil chemistry, plant nutrition, and the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium cycles, including fertilization and how to read fertilizer labels. Parts 1 and 2 examined the physical properties of soil, life in the soil, organic matter, and sustainable gardening.Find out more
Students learn about painting materials (papers and brushes), practice watercolor painting skills and complete exercises demonstrating core techniques. Complete one or more painting(s) of a simple botanical subject (e.g., leaf, nut, simple flower) of their choice, practicing the painting skills taught in the class. Accuracy of representation is emphasized as well as artistic expressiveness. Instructor: Hazel Buys. Lunch is on your own each day.Find out more
Explore botany and art together. Join botanical artist Lara Call Gastinger to learn how to use a sketchbook to observe the ways plants change each month. Explore strategies to condense the natural world within the pages of your sketchbook. This class meets once a month for three months to document seasonal changes.Find out more
In this Tree Care Symposium, we look at how tree populations are changing and consider approaches to selecting species adaptable to climate change. We also examine practices for moving and planting trees effectively and review diagnostic practices. Fee: $80 includes morning continental breakfast and lunch. MAC-ISA CEUs pending approvalFind out more
The at-a-glance Garden calendar includes highlights from the year including Plant Sales, Flowers After 5 in summer; Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays & many more!
The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more.
Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you.
Bring your dog on select nights only!
Bring your dog to Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights on select nights.