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June 2018

Early Morning Hours
at the Garden

Saturday, June 23, 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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WaterPlay
Weekends

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, September 30, 2018

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.

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Drop-in
and Dig

Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers.  Join us to learn how fun and easy gardening with children can be! Saturday mornings, April–October, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, April–May, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday mornings, June–August, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, September–October, 2-3 p.m.  

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Garden Art
in the Children's Garden

Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Garden Art  Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Join us for Plein air watercolor painting. We provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Explore and reflect on your Garden experience through art! Included with regular Garden admission. Free for Garden Members. Sundays, April – October, 2-3 p.m.   

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Print Making: Inspired by Nature - June

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Experiment with natural materials such as colorful flower petals, prickly pine cones, and sweet-smelling herbs to create one-of-a-kind monoprints, collographs and cyanotypes. Then use the printed paper to create tiny books and origami animals.

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Green Adventure Summer Camp:
Rock, Paper, Scissors - June

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Create magnificent artwork after journeying through the Garden to visit a variety of giant origami sculptures including one titled, Conversation Peace.  Artistic inspiration will come in other forms as well including Vivaldi’s music and children’s literature about artists such as Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.

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Garden Art
in the Children's Garden

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Garden Art Studio Drop-in and unfold your creative energy. Join us for Plein air watercolor painting. We provide the easels, the paper, paint and all the supplies you’ll need. Drop in program, no registration needed.  Explore and reflect on your Garden experience through art! Mondays, June – August; 10 – 11 a.m.   

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Family
Walk & Talk

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Monday, August 27, 2018

Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the Garden with one of these specialized walks featuring seasonal aspects of the Garden. Come dressed for the weather and walking. This is the family version of the popular Lewis Ginter Walk and Talks. Each program will include hands-on activities and a take-home craft. Our Family Walk and Talk is a drop-in program, no registration needed.   Tuesdays, June – August; departing at 10 a.m.  from the Robins Visitor Center Atrium.  

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Drop-in
and Dig

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Families with children are invited to drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers.  These family-oriented children’s gardening experiences can easily be enjoyed at home. Join us to learn how fun and easy gardening with children can be! Saturday mornings, April–October, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, April–May, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday mornings, June–August, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoons, September–October, 2-3 p.m.  

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Flowers
After 5

Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 13, 2018

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout the summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine, and beer, dining, and shopping. Please note: No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase. See menu (PDF). . Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Some chairs and tables are available, but they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Fidos After 5: The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA on…

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