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.Find out more
All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Jan. 15 – Feb. 28, 2018 Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission through Feb. 28 During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children.Find out more
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.Find out more
Mindfulness is the ability to have a non-judgmental awareness of events as they unfold in the moment. It is a fundamental and ancient component of may Eastern and Western spiritual traditions. In recent years, there has been substantial research on its use in the treatment of medical conditions and mental disorders, as well as its application in healthcare, education, and the workplace. As a group, learn about and discuss the origins of practices, modern scientific underpinnings of research, and multiple…Find out more
In this one-pan wonders class, Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala demonstrates how to make fuss-free suppers that are as delicious as they are easy to clean up. Anne will show you simple dinner solutions for busy cooks by focusing on a fresh, flavorful sheet pan meal, a Dutch oven classic and a satisfying cast-iron supper. Anne’s hour and a half demonstration is followed by a delectable lunch featuring some of the recipes discussed.Find out more
Learn about the life under your feet in this three-part series. In this class, instructor Karin Stretchko discusses the physical properties of soil, and explains that soil is far from inert, hosting a myriad of chemical and life processes. Parts 2 and 3 cover organic matter, sustainable gardening, pH, fertilization and plant nutrition. Take one or all three. Instructor: Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College.Find out more
In this beekeeping for beginners and advanced beginners class, learn best management practices and techniques to help keep honey bees healthy and productive in urban areas, suburban and rural settings using all-natural, bee-friendly methods. Participants will build beehives, learn about the many aspects of beekeeping, observe a bee hive up close, learn how to install and care for honey bees and get complete instruction about setting up their own apiary (bee yard). Instructor Jesse The Beekeeper from EastCoastHoney will provide…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
With many people concerned about the carbon footprint of commercially produced flowers or simply trying to save money, there is growing interest in cutting gardens. Lewis Ginter horticulturist Laurie McMinn discusses how to plan and design a cutting garden that is attractive, colorful, fragrant, and useful!Find 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.